January 20, 2022

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Iran announces 1st case of omicron variant: Report

State TV reports that Iran has detected its first case of infection by the omicron variant of the coronavirus

The announcement comes as the variant spreads around the globe less than a month after scientists alerted the World Health Organization to the concerning-looking version.

Iran accelerated vaccinations in recent weeks. More than 50 million Iranians have received their second shots, and 3.5 million have received the third shots.

Only 7 million Iranians had received vaccinations when President Ebrahin Raisi formed his administration in late August.

Iran generally uses the China-made Sinopharm vaccine, though the Russian Sputnik-V and the vaccine made by the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca are also in use.

Iranian officials urged people who got two doses of vaccine to get their third dose as soon as possible.

Original News : https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/report-iran-announces-1st-case-omicron-variant-81842248

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