The first two cases of the novel Omicron Coronavirus variant have been verified in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy.
The new COVID variant was first discovered in South Africa, Botswana, and Hong Kong.
The World Health Organization (WHO) intervenes
The World Health Organization has also classified it as a grave concern, urging Southeast Asian countries to increase surveillance, strengthen public health and social programmes, and boost vaccine coverage.
Situation in India
In India, hospitals in Delhi have been instructed to be on high alert and implement coronavirus safety measures.