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

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
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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