Facing up to new variant

Stopping the spread: Scene at a departure hall at Narita International Airport on the day Japan closed its borders to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus variant in the country. — Reuters

JUST as we are slowly resuming our pre-pandemic activities, we are again faced with another new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Known as Omicron, it is potentially more contagious than the other variants of Covid-19 known so far, including the Delta variant.

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