WHO designates Covid-19 variant found in SA as 'of concern'

26 November 2021 - 20:28 By Reuters
The WHO has designated a new Covid-19 variant detected in SA with a large number of mutations as being “of concern”.
The WHO has designated a new Covid-19 variant detected in SA with a large number of mutations as being “of concern”.
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday designated a new Covid-19 variant detected in SA with a large number of mutations as being “of concern”, the fifth variant to be given the designation.

The WHO said in a statement that it had assigned the B.1.1.529 variant the Greek letter Omicron.


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