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New Covid-19 variant has been detected again and spreading fast

Countries on alert again as a new covid-19 variant has ‘popped-in’ and spreading quickly

The world has not yet finished combating the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, but another danger ‘looms’, as a new variant has been detected.


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Omicron variant, which was first detected in South Africa on Wednesday, 24 November 2021, is the newest Covid-19 “variant currently of concern”. 


Doctors have revealed that, the new covid-19 variant (Omicron), has a high number of mutation, because according to doctors, it could be more transmissible and more likely to evade immune responses, than the previous forms of COVID-19 viruses.

The omicron variant, since its detection, has started spreading to countries such as Germany Belgium, Botswana, , Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, and the United Kingdom, meaning the variant has already spread — though how far is unclear, as new cases continue cropping up around the world.


It is still not clear, whether the vaccines currently available can be use against it


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