Six-year-old Emilia Gutierrez comforts her brother Vicente before he was to get his first Sinovac jab in Santiago, Chile on Monday. Chile is one of the 57 countries in which the Omicron variant has been detected. Photo: AP
Six-year-old Emilia Gutierrez comforts her brother Vicente before he was to get his first Sinovac jab in Santiago, Chile on Monday. Chile is one of the 57 countries in which the Omicron variant has been detected. Photo: AP

WHO calls for action as Omicron coronavirus variant spreads to 57 countries

  • Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was dismissive of reports suggesting the strain led to a milder course of Covid-19, saying it was too early to say
  • ‘Act now,’ he warned, saying it would be too late if countries waited until their hospitals started to fill up

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Six-year-old Emilia Gutierrez comforts her brother Vicente before he was to get his first Sinovac jab in Santiago, Chile on Monday. Chile is one of the 57 countries in which the Omicron variant has been detected. Photo: AP
Six-year-old Emilia Gutierrez comforts her brother Vicente before he was to get his first Sinovac jab in Santiago, Chile on Monday. Chile is one of the 57 countries in which the Omicron variant has been detected. Photo: AP
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