The WHO cautions that the latest assessment is based on limited data. Photo: AFP
The WHO cautions that the latest assessment is based on limited data. Photo: AFP

Global risk from Omicron coronavirus variant very high, WHO says

  • Assessments so far based on limited data but likelihood of potential further spread high, health body says
  • Researchers in South Africa and other countries are carrying out studies to assess variant’s characteristics, it says

The WHO cautions that the latest assessment is based on limited data. Photo: AFP
The WHO cautions that the latest assessment is based on limited data. Photo: AFP
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