Covid News Live Updates: Singapore finds local Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variant cases - The Economic Times

Singapore has detected its first community cases confirmed to be infected with the Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of Covid-19, the Health Ministry said in a press release.The Ministry on Monday reported two local Covid-19 cases infected with the BA.4 variant, and one local case infected with the BA.5 variant. All cases are fully vaccinated, and had earlier received their booster dose. They were either asymptomatic or had mild symptoms such as fever, cough, runny nose and sore throat, and did not require hospitalisation.The Ministry said it will step up local surveillance efforts and continue monitoring the spread of the BA.4 and BA.5 variants in Singapore, Xinhua news agency reported.While the society is now more resilient against the virus, everyone should continue to play their part and remain vigilant to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, the Ministry added.On Monday, Singapore recorded 2,123 new Covid-19 infections, including 2,073 locally transmitted and 50 imported cases.

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