Omicron variant present in Hungary

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The Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Hungary, the chief medical officer said on public television on Monday.

The Omicron variant has been detected in two people, Cecília Müller told news channel M1. The Omicron variant is in community spread in Europe, so its appearance in Hungary "was to be expected", she added.

She said the Delta variant is still responsible for almost 100% of Covid cases in Hungary at present.

Hungarian-owned Neumann Labs said it identified the two Omicron cases. The cases were a married couple who had not been abroad, meaning they were infected in Hungary, it added.

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