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WHO names new coronavirus variant omicron and classifies it as a 'variant of concern'

2 months ago
General Summary
The UN health body has given the new variant a name and said it is a variant of concern. The WHO urged against hasty travel curbs while it gathers more data.
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Yahoo News

Omicron variant: WHO names 'extremely concerning' new variant identified in South Africa

The UK has placed South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia on its travel red list in response to the outbreak,

2 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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Times of India

Covid-19: New virus variant stokes concern but vaccines still likely to work

Rest of World News: The WHO said the new version, named omicron, carries a number of genetic mutations that may allow it to spread quickly, perhaps even among the vaccina

2 months ago·Mumbai, India
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BBC News

New Omicron variant is a concern, WHO says

The World Health Organization says the variant has a large number of mutations, some are concerning.

2 months ago·United Kingdom
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CBC News

World Health Organization declares new variant of concern named Omicron

A new coronavirus variant that was identified this week in South Africa has been named a variant of concern and given the name Omicron by the World Health Organization.

2 months ago·Canada
Ownership:Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
News18 India

WHO Designates New Covid Strain As Variant Of Concern, Names It 'Omicron'

The new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529, first detected from South Africa this week, was on Friday designated as a Variant of Concern by the World Health Organisation, which named it Omicron. A variant of concern is the WHO's top category of worrying Covid variants.

2 months ago·India
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CTV News

WHO designates new variant of concern named Omicron

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday designated a new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa with a large number of mutations as being "of concern," the fifth variant to be given the designation.

2 months ago·Toronto, Canada
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