“In Sevastopol, there is a significant increase in the number of cases, which is typical for this omicron genotype,” RIA Novosti quoted him as saying.

Kulagin urged residents and guests of the city to observe security measures.

Earlier, the head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, said that quarantine measures were being tightened on the peninsula due to the detection of the first case of the omicron strain of coronavirus.