“Existing PCR tests are still detecting this variant of SARS-CoV-2,” the statement said.

On November 25, it became known that scientists have identified a new strain of coronavirus in Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong, which could potentially become the most dangerous.

Later it was designated by the Greek letter "omicron".

The head of the preventive medicine department of EMC, the founder of the fund for support of medical workers "Heroes", Candidate of Medical Sciences Kirill Masliev, in an interview with the radio "Komsomolskaya Pravda" announced the unpredictable future of the pandemic.