Watch | All about the new Omicron coronavirus variant

A video on the new coronavirus variant called Omicron or B.1.1.529

November 29, 2021 10:56 pm | Updated November 30, 2021 07:01 pm IST

The discovery of a new coronavirus variant has sparked global concern.

The new variant is called Omicron and formally known as B.1.1.529.

The World Health Organisation has put Omicron into the most troubling category of Covid 19 variants, along with the globally dominant Delta, in addition to its weaker rivals Alpha, Beta and Gamma.

The variant was first reported in South Africa from a specimen collected on 9 November 2021.

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