Omicron variant confirmed in 23 countries: WHO

The new Omicron coronavirus variant has been confirmed in 23 international locations and their quantity is anticipated to rise, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated on Wednesday. Speaking at a press briefing right here, Tedros stated the emergence of the Omicron variant has understandably captured world consideration.At

least 23 countries from five of six WHO regions have now reported cases of Omicron and we expect that number to grow. WHO takes this development extremely seriously, stated Tedros throughout a press convention.

WHO takes this development extremely seriously, and so should every country. But it should not surprise us. This is what viruses do. And it`s what this virus will continue to do, as we long as we allow it to continue spreading, he added.