Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) has once again alerted lapses in strategies to tackle Covid-19 this year continue to create the perfect conditions for a "deadly new variant" to emerge. more
WHO classifies new COVID strain as 'variant of concern', names it 'Omicron'

Geneva/JEN: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday declared the recently-detected B.1.1.529 strain of COVID-19 as a variant of concern and named it as Omicron.

Belgium detects Europe's first case of new COVID variant

Brussels/JEN: Belgium on Friday detected its first case of the new variant of COVID-19, which also marks the first infection in Europe, media reports said.