A sub-variant of the Omicron strain of coronavirus has come to the attention of the World Health Organization (WHO), because of its rapid spread, the BBC writes.
JN.1 cases have been recorded in India, China, the U.K., the
U.S., etc. According to the figures of the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and
Prevention, this variant accounts for 15-29% of infections.
The WHO has stated that this new sub-variant of Omicron does
not pose a serious risk to the public, and current vaccines prove effective in
this case as well. Nevertheless, the organization warns about the possible rise
of Covid and other infections in the winter.