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Familiarize yourselves with the new coronavirus variant Omicron| Checkout Facts you need to know

With the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant by South African scientists, which has caused mass panic around the globe leading to several countries imposing travel bans on South Africa and several Southern African countries, the spread of misinformation and fake news from Western media continue to hamper efforts to understand and contain the new variant, which according to WHO is highly transmissible.

Here are facts things that you need to know about the Omicron variant:

The variant was discovered by South African scientists and is not a South African variant.

The B.1.1.529 variant or Omicron was first reported to the WHO from South Africa on November 24. WHO designated the new coronavirus strain as a "variant of concern", naming it "Omicron" after a letter in the Greek alphabet.

According to reports, South African scientists have detected more than 30 mutations to the spike protein, the part of the virus that helps to create an entry point for the coronavirus to infect human cells.


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