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Omicron Subvariant BA.2 More Infectious

Omicron accounted for more than 93 percent of all specimens of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, in the past month. This variant has a few subvariants, namely BA.1, BA.1.1, BA.2 and BA.3.

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Workers prepare the Covid-19 burial area at Rorotan Public Cemetery, Cilincing, North Jakarta, Friday (1/28/2022) using heavy equipment. The government must prevent the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 transmission..
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Workers prepare the Covid-19 burial area at Rorotan Public Cemetery, Cilincing, North Jakarta, Friday (1/28/2022) using heavy equipment. The government must prevent the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 transmission..

JAKARTA, KOMPAS – The BA.2 subvariant, which is 33 percent more infectious than the “original” Omicron variant, has been detected in 57 countries. With the detection of this variant in Indonesia, there may be a greater risk of a spike in COVID-19 cases.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) weekly epidemiological report, Wednesday (2/2/2022), said that the highly contagious Omicron subvariant, BA.2, had been detected in 57 countries. This subvariant accounts for more than half of the Omicron cases analyzed for genome sequencing.

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SYAHNAN RANGKUTI
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