Majority of Europeans will be infected with Omicron within weeks: WHO

The majority of Europe has been cautioned by the World Health Organisation as there have been the most infected individuals with the new variant of the COVID-19 Omicron.

As per the data, in the previous eight weeks, the rise in the infected people have broken the record.

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“west-to-east tidal wave” of the COVID-19 variant is spreading across the globe as the Delta virus is still there, as it is currently present, Dr Hans Kluge said.

In the first week of the new year, there were 7 million cases noticed.

During a press gathering, Dr Kluge mentioned, “The new variant of the COVID-19 Omicron infection depicts as a new west-to-east tidal wave, as the Delta virus is still in the roots of the places as the authorities were trying to manage in until the last year 2021.”

He said the Seattle Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is forecasting that “The maximum 50% of the population in the district is going to get infected by the Omicron in the coming next six to eight weeks.”

The European and Central Asian countries are under extreme pressure as the infection is increasing rapidly from the Western Countries in the Balkans, mentioned by Dr Kluge.

Moreover, he further mentioned, “The epidemiological situation, status of the vaccinated individuals, available resources and the socio-economic context should be informed while responding to the condition. ”

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It has been mentioned in a recent study that the Omicron variant is mild as it is not much dangerous as compared to the previous variant of the COVID-19. Omicron is highly contagious, and it has the ability to affect the person who is appropriately vaccinated.

The United Kingdon has noticed the 142,224positive cases of the COVID infection and 77 deaths on Monday. As there is a shortage of health care workers in the hospitals, this is being a critical situation for the nation, the cases are increasing, and there is severe pressure on the health care centres.

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