China’s Guangzhou 广州 and Guangdong 广东 provinces have recently reported cases of a more transmissive subvariant of the omicron .

On May 16, China CDC announced its first case of the Omicron strain BA.2.12.1. A Chinese man who came home from Kenya, Africa, entered Guangzhou Baiyun Airport on April 23; he tested positive during the quarantine. They transferred the patient to the Eighth Hospital of Guangzhou for treatment.