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WHO names new COVID variant omicron, cautions against travel measures
© Cyprus Mail | WHO names new COVID variant omicron, cautions against travel measures

By Stephanie Nebehay and Alexander Winning

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday classified the B.1.1.529 variant detected in South Africa as a SARS-CoV-2 “variant of concern,” saying it may spread more quickly than other forms.
Preliminary evidence suggested there is an increased risk of reinfection and there had been a “detrimental change in COVID-19 epidemiology,” it said in a statement after a closed meeting of independent experts who reviewed the data.
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