Omicron variant continues worldwide surge

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The Covid-19 variant hasn’t been detected in NZ yet.

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In This Story: Omicron

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 (also known as B.1.1.529) has been declared a Variant of Concern.

The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) is an independent group of experts that periodically monitors and evaluates the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and assesses if specific mutations and combinations of mutations alter the behaviour of the virus. The TAG-VE was convened on 26 November 2021 to assess the SARS-CoV-2 variant: B.1.1.529 – which is known as Omicron – the group declared the variant a Variant of Concern.

5 Recent Items: Omicron

Taiwan’s coronavirus cases reach new record as island moves away from zero-Covid policy

Japan’s economy shrinks amid Covid-19 curbs and rising prices • FRANCE 24 English

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Kim Jong-un warns Covid posing ‘great turmoil’ on North Korea as deadly outbreak quickly spreads

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