A new Covid-19 variant has been detected in Israel, Persecondnews.com, gathered Wednesday.
The strain, a combination of two subvariants of Omicron, was detected in two passengers arriving at Ben Gurion Airport, near Lod.
The country’s Health Ministry said it was unaware of the strain having been identified elsewhere in the world.
The ministry said there was no reason to suggest the strain could cause more severe illness than the globally dominant Omicron variant.
“The two cases of the combined strain, which have been discovered so far, suffered from mild symptoms of fever, headaches and muscle dystrophy, and do not require a special medical response,” Israel’s Health Ministry said.