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WHO: Omicron strain threatens COVID sufferers

WHO: Omicron strain threatens COVID sufferers
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The World Health Organization has warned that a new strain of the omicron coronavirus threatens those already ill with COVID-19. A new mutation of the virus was found yesterday in South Africa and Botswana.

As the RIA News", preliminary data indicate that people who have previously had coronavirus have an increased risk of contracting omicron. It has not been sufficiently studied yet, and experts cannot say whether it is more dangerous than the "delta" strain.

Currently used PCR tests are capable of identifying a new strain. Russia and a number of countries have already introduced a ban on entry from some African states. In the Russian Federation, no infections with a new strain of coronavirus have yet been identified.

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