| 14 April 2024, Sunday |

Omicron sub-variant XBB.1.5 accounts for 61.3% of U.S. COVID cases – CDC

The National Institute of Migration (INM) of Mexico claimed that on Thursday, police stopped a crammed truck carrying approximately 70 migrants from Guatemala, the majority of them were unaccompanied minors.

According to the INM, federal Mexican agents detected the truck at a checkpoint in the bordering American state of Chihuahua in northern Mexico.

57 unaccompanied minors from Guatemala, the majority of whom were males between the ages of 14 and 17, made up the truck’s 67 total passengers. A mother and daughter were allegedly also included in the group, and they all lacked appropriate immigration paperwork.

The currently prevalent subvariants of XBB are descended from the BA.2 variant of Omicron.

Updated COVID-19 boosters from Pfizer Inc./BioNTech SE and Moderna helped reduce symptomatic infections against the novel XBB-related subvariants, according to a CDC analysis released on Wednesday.

  • Reuters