Beijing reports one confirmed case of Omicron variant
Beijing reports one confirmed case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, local authorities said at a news conference on Saturday.
The case shows symptoms since Thursday and has not left Beijing in the past two weeks, an official said at the conference.
A total of 15 close contacts has been put into quarantine.
The confirmed case was detected positive earlier on Saturday. The surrounding environment has been disinfected and epidemiological investigation is underway.