OMICRON: WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE NEW COVID-19 VARIANT?

The emergence of the new coronavirus variant known as Omicron has already impacted travel rules and sparked a return to compulsory mask-wearing on public transport. © Steve Parsons A sign directs passengers to a testing centre at Heathrow Airport (PA) Some 246 cases of Omicron – also known as B.1.1.529 – were confirmed in the UK as of Sunday.But what do we know about the new strain ...

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