Officials in Beijing, China, said that a virus suspected to be Omicron was detected in mail received from Canada over the first confirmed infection of the new Coronavirus Omicron strain in the city. The Canadian health minister expressed discomfort on the 17th, saying, "It's an unusual way of thinking," highlighting the gap between the two countries' claims.

On the 15th of this month, one person infected with the Omicron strain was confirmed for the first time in the city, Beijing officials said at a press conference on the 17th, "The infected person may have been infected through mail from abroad. Can't be ruled out, "he said, citing the fact that a virus that appears to be an Omicron strain was detected in mail received from Canada.



According to Canadian media, Health Minister Duclos expressed discomfort on the 17th, saying that the Beijing city authorities' allegations were "inconsistent with what we have done, both internationally and domestically. It's an unusual idea." After that, he expressed his intention to leave the judgment to an expert.



The Canadian authorities' view that "the risk of infection when handling mail, including international mail, is extremely low," highlights the gap between the two countries' claims.

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