Covid19 : Cases of Omicron variant confirmed in at least 15 countries

Covid19 : Cases of Omicron variant confirmed in at least 15 countries

Covid19 : Cases of Omicron variant confirmed in at least 15 countries

The Omicron Variant strain has so far been detected in more than a dozen countries across Europe, Africa and Asia. It has also been confirmed in North America, with cases detected in Canada.

The countries that have detected the strain so far are – South Africa, Botswana, Belgium, Hong Kong Israel, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Denmark, Australia, Italy, Canada and France.

Dr. Angelique Coetzee, the chair of the South African Medical Association, said symptoms displayed by patients infected with Omicron are “mild” and can be treated at home.

However, studies to determine the efficacy of Covid19 testing, vaccines, and treatment against the new strain are ongoing, according to theWHO.

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