India - Omicron variant detected in 15 countries here's a list
Classified as a variant of concern (VOC) by the World Health Organization (WHO ), Omicron was reported to the global health body by South Africa earlier this month. Here are more updates on the new COVID-19 strain.
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Omicron's spread to newer territories is concerning for both the authorities and the public as it is potentially more contagious. It may also lead to nations imposing stricter air travel curbs in the coming days. The strain is likely the most heavily mutated version of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Early evidence suggests it is highly transmissible and may cause reinfections, however, more studies are required.
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