After the emergence of the new strain of the viral infection caused by the novel coronavirus called Omicron, various new variants of the Omicron and the SARS-CoV-2 infection such as BA.2 have been discovered across the globe. The Deputy Director of the Russian sanitary watchdog’s Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Alexandar Gorelov, has provided the information and behaviour of the new sub-variant of the Omicron of the novel coronavirus.
Gorelov mentioned that the new sub-variant of the Omicron strain called BA.2 of the novel coronavirus has proved more contagious, but it is not more severe. The new variant is virulent but could not cause much severity in human life.
While stressing upon the behaviour of the new sub-variant of the Omicron of the novel coronavirus, Gorelov emphasized,” The BA.2 lineage is contagious than the new variant of the novel coronavirus called Omicron, but it would really not correct to admit that the symptoms of the BA.2 of the Omicron variant have not caused more severity than those of the original variant of the Omicron of the novel coronavirus. Hence, it is contagious more than that of the Omicron variant but not more severe than the original variant of the novel coronavirus”.
The expert further underscored that the second wave of the new variant called Omicron has caused and boosted the emergence of BA.2 sub-variant of the novel coronavirus and led to some decline in the cases of the viral infection caused by the novel coronavirus in some countries.
As per some reports earlier, Russia’s Central Research Institute of Epidemiology has also discovered a novel technique that has identified the three sub-variant of the new strain of the novel coronavirus called Omicron, which includes BA.1, BA.2, and BA.3.
The World Health Organization (WHO) have recognized the B.1.1.529, which have been identified by South Africa as a Variant of Concern and which have been further designated with the Greek letter Omicron.