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The city of Shanghai has discovered a COVID-19 case involving a new subvariant omicron BA.5.2.1, an official told a briefing on Sunday, signalling the complications China faces to keep up with new mutations as it pursues its “COVID zero” policy.

The case found in the financial district of Pudong on Friday was linked with a case from overseas, said Zhao Dandan, vice-director of the city’s health commission.

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