Omicron may become dominant COVID-19 variant in Europe January – WHO

NEWS DIGEST – The new Omicron coronavirus variant may become dominant in Europe by early January, the World Health Organisation, WHO, said this in its weekly report on Wednesday.

WHO also said that the omicron variant cases had been reported by 57 countries.

According to the global health body, over 50 per cent of COVID-19 cases in Europe by early January “are likely to be related to the Omicron variant’’.