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New Covid Strain Named Omicron, Classified As Variant Of Concern By WHO

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The B.1.1.529 pressure of Covid-19 was first detected in South Africa (Representational)

Geneva:

The World Health Organization on Friday declared the recently-discovered B.1.1.529 pressure of Covid-19 to be a variant of concern, renaming it Omicron.

“Based on the evidence presented indicative of a detrimental change in Covid-19 epidemiology… the WHO has designated B.1.1.529 as a variant of concern, named Omicron,” the UN well being company mentioned in an announcement.

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