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SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant

The Omicron variant, also known by the PANGO lineage identifier B.1.1.529, GISAID clade identifier GR/484A, and Nextstrain clade identifier 21K, is a variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The first known case was detected in Botswana, dated 9 November 2021, from a sample collected under the aegis of the Network for Genomics Surveillance in South Africa. On 26 November 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) designated it as a variant of... Wikipedia

Articles tagged omicron variant

  • January 24th 2022
  • COVID-19 tests for fully vaccinated travellers arriving in England to be scrapped, PM confirms

  • Covid live: Beijing reports new cases for seventh consecutive day; WHO chief says pandemic ‘at a critical juncture’

  • January 18th 2022
  • Cabinet expected to approve relaxation of plan B Covid restrictions in England

  • COVID-19: Boris Johnson set to announce easing of Plan B restrictions in England

  • Covid live: Scotland to lift all restrictions brought in over Omicron variant; Poland expects 60,000 daily cases by mid-February

  • January 14th 2022
  • UK economy above pre-Covid levels in November

  • January 7th 2022
  • Omicron is not a mild virus

  • January 6th 2022
  • COVID-19: Boris Johnson attacks anti-vax 'mumbo jumbo' as minister says Omicron peak will be over 'relatively soon'

  • January 5th 2022
  • Up to 1 in 10 people had Omicron over the New Year….

  • January 3rd 2022
  • NHS faces significant pressure in coming weeks, says Boris Johnson

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