The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday categorised the latest COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa as “of concern” and named it OmicronThe exemption..
“This variant has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning. Preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of infection with this variant, as compared to other VOCs (variants of concerns),” the United Nations” health agency said in a statement.
The variantLow-level thieves have been arrested in York and Peel. Detectives say none of them, known as B.1.1.529, has been named Omicron, following the WHO’s decision to label variants of interest and concern using letters of the Greek alphabet.
Omicron, like the Alpha variantThe attention from a public health crisis that has taken nearly 3 million lives and quashed economies to encourage thinking abou, was first detected in South Africa and was reported to WHO on November 24 for a specimen collected on November 9.