A visitor wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks past an illumination display at a park in Goyang, South Korea on Thursday. Photo: AP
A visitor wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks past an illumination display at a park in Goyang, South Korea on Thursday. Photo: AP

Omicron coronavirus variant may be less severe, but don’t call it ‘mild’, says WHO

  • The UN health agency’s director general warns that like previous variants, the mutated strain is still hospitalising and killing people
  • A record 9.5 million Covid-19 cases were tallied over the last week, a 71 per cent increase from the previous seven-day period, though deaths were down

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A visitor wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks past an illumination display at a park in Goyang, South Korea on Thursday. Photo: AP
A visitor wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks past an illumination display at a park in Goyang, South Korea on Thursday. Photo: AP
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