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Health Ministry says another Omicron subvariant detected among arriving travelers

Medical technicians test passengers for COVID-19 at Ben Gurion Airport, on March 8, 2021. (Flash90)
Medical technicians test passengers for COVID-19 at Ben Gurion Airport, on March 8, 2021. (Flash90)

The Health Ministry says the first two cases of another Omicron subvariant have been detected among arriving travelers at Ben Gurion Airport.

According to a ministry statement, a pair of travelers tested positive for BA.5. It doesn’t specify where they were coming from, or if they were traveling together.

The statement also says another case has been detected of BA.4, a subvariant whose emergence earlier the ministry earlier said it was not overly concerned by.

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