WHO classifies new coronavirus variant as ‘highly transmissible’, names it Omicron

An advisory panel of the World Health Organisation (WHO) classified on Friday a new Covid-19 variant first detected in South Africa as a “highly transmissible” virus of concern and named it Omicron under its Greek-letter system. The panel said early evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection. The discovery of a new coronavirus variant sent a chill through much of the world on Friday as … Continue reading WHO classifies new coronavirus variant as ‘highly transmissible’, names it Omicron