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India Reports First Case of Highly Transmissible XE Variant

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Mumbai’s city administration reported India’s first case of the highly-transmissible coronavirus variant, XE, on Wednesday.

The hybrid of two omicron strains BA.1 and BA.2 was detected in a 50-year-old woman who had traveled to the city from South Africa in February, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said in a statement.