WHO: Half of Europeans could catch Omicron strain in next eight weeks

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The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that half of the people living in Europe could catch the new and more transmissible Omicron strain of the coronavirus in the next two months in a projection released on Tuesday. Omicron represents a tidal wave sweeping across the European region from west to east, adding to the surge of cases of the Delta strain seen by countries in late 2021, WHO Regional Director Hans Kluge told an online press conference. Omicron is fast becoming the dominant variant in western Europe and is now spreading to the Balkans, Kluge said. More than 50 per cent of the reg…

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