Kazakhstan detects new coronavirus strain

The highly contagious coronavirus strain Cerberus has been detected in Kazakhstan. It is a new sub-variant of the Omicron strain, according to the Interdepartmental Commission on preventing the spread of coronavirus. Kazakh Vice Minister of Health Aizhan Yesmagambetova noted that the incidence rate increased by 1.6 times in November, compared to October. For example, in Shymkent city, the Akmola, Atyrau, Zhambyl and Ulytau regions, the number of cases has grown up to 3.5 times over the week. The country has a sufficient amount of vaccines against the dangerous infection, Yesmagambetova said. A total of 200,000 doses of Pfizer were delivered to the regions for vaccination and revaccination of people over 12 years of age.