WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The WHO Director-General says the COVID -19 Omicron variant may be less severe, but it should not be considered as “mild.”

Iran PressEurope: The more infectious Omicron variant of COVID-19 appears to produce less severe disease than the globally dominant Delta strain, but it should not be categorized as “mild,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Governments across the world are tightening restrictions as the Omicron variant continues to drive up COVID-19 cases globally, Al Jazeera reported.

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