XBB 1.5. Omicron sub variant nicknamed Kraken

A new Covid variant, the subvariant of Omicron XBB.1.5, that has now become the dominant strain in US, has picked up a new moniker, “Kraken”

World Health Organisation (WHO) said that the “Kraken” variant has now been identified in over 28 countries

XBB.1.5, the descendant of the Omicron XBB variant, was named by an expert group convened by WHO

Following the emergence of Omicron, the last Greek-named subvariant of Covid, it was thought the world wouldn’t witness the origin of another variant or strains

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