The National Covid Memorial Wall in London, with thousands of hand-painted hearts and messages for those in the UK who have died from Covid-19. Photo: AFP
The National Covid Memorial Wall in London, with thousands of hand-painted hearts and messages for those in the UK who have died from Covid-19. Photo: AFP

WHO laments 500,000 Covid-19 deaths since Omicron

  • The UN health agency is tracking four sub-lineages of the variant, including BA. 2, which is even more transmissible
  • Omicron is causing an ‘astounding’ number of cases, making previous peaks ‘look almost flat’, WHO’s technical lead on Covid-19 says

The National Covid Memorial Wall in London, with thousands of hand-painted hearts and messages for those in the UK who have died from Covid-19. Photo: AFP
The National Covid Memorial Wall in London, with thousands of hand-painted hearts and messages for those in the UK who have died from Covid-19. Photo: AFP
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