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The world should not panic about the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 but it should prepare, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
Axar.az reports that speaking at a conference on Friday, top WHO scientist Soumya Swaminathan said the situation now was very different to a year ago.
Reports suggest Omicron has been found in close to 40 countries.
It is still unclear if the highly mutated variant is more transmissible or better able to evade vaccines.
Early data reported by scientists in South Africa - where the variant was first detected - suggests Omicron may evade some immunity to Covid-19, although experts caution the analysis is not definitive
2021.12.04 / 19:53