Beijing reports one confirmed case of Omicron variant

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One person in Beijing tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, local authorities said.
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Beijing reports one confirmed case of Omicron variant
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The residential community of the newly diagnosed COVID-19 patient in Haidian District, Beijing, China, January 15, 2021.

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.

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