The World Health Organization has cautioned countries against imposing travel bans on southern African nations in response to the Covid-19 Omicron variant. Photo: AFP
The World Health Organization has cautioned countries against imposing travel bans on southern African nations in response to the Covid-19 Omicron variant. Photo: AFP

WHO pulls together international experts to understand Covid-19 Omicron variant

  • World health body blames vaccine inequity for emergence of Omicron and warns against global travel bans
  • Still unclear whether latest strain of new coronavirus is more infectious or causes more severe disease than previous mutations

The World Health Organization has cautioned countries against imposing travel bans on southern African nations in response to the Covid-19 Omicron variant. Photo: AFP
The World Health Organization has cautioned countries against imposing travel bans on southern African nations in response to the Covid-19 Omicron variant. Photo: AFP
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