WHO names new COVID-19 variant ‘Omicron’

The new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529 has a new name with the World Health Organisation giving the South African strain the title "Omicron". 

The WHO warns there is evidence the new mutation carries a higher risk of re-infection than previous variants and has classified it as "a variant of concern".

The new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529 has a new name with the World Health Organisation giving the South African strain the title “Omicron”.

The WHO warns there is evidence the new mutation carries a higher risk of re-infection than previous variants and has classified it as “a variant of concern”.

The new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529 has a new name with the World Health Organisation giving the South African strain the title “Omicron”.

The WHO warns there is evidence the new mutation carries a higher risk of re-infection than previous variants and has classified it as “a variant of concern”.

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