Omicron to infect more than half of Europe's population in 6-8 weeks - WHO

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There were more than 7 million new cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 across Europe in the first week of January. WHO Europe director Dr. Hans Kluge said 26 countries in its region reported that more than 1% of their populations are being infected. Kluge called for countries to mandate the use of masks indoors and to prioritize vaccination.
5 months ago

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Times of India

Over 50% of Europeans on track to contract Omicron, says WHO

"At this rate, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) forecasts that more than 50 percent of the population in the region will be infected with Omicron in the next six to eight weeks," Hans Kluge, regional director for WHO's European office, told a press conference.

5 months ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC News

'Half of Europe' to be infected with Omicron within weeks

Dr Hans Kluge says a "west-to-east tidal wave" of the coronavirus variant is sweeping across the region.

5 months ago·United Kingdom
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Reuters

Omicron to infect more than half of Europe's population in 6-8 weeks

More than half of the European population are expected to be infected with the Omicron coronavirus variant within the next six to eight weeks, the World Health Organization's top Europe official said on Tuesday.

5 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Europe must act now or be submerged by Omicron ‘tidal wave’, says WHO

Hans Kluge, Europe director, predicts more than half of population will be infected in next two months

5 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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News18 India

Omicron: Half Of Europe At Risk; Variant To Leave ‘Permanent Scar On Development’

The World Bank on Tuesday said that global economic growth will be hindered due to the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of coronavirus. Covid-19 cases are increasing rapidly across major regions of the planet due to the Omicron variant leading to labour shortages and supply chain disruptions.

4 months ago·India
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Global News

COVID-19: Omicron to infect more than half of Europe’s population in 6-8 weeks, WHO says

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4 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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