No reasons to worry over Omicron - S. Africa's min

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The latest data suggests that there is no reason to "excessively worry about the Omicron variant" of the coronavirus

No reasons to worry over Omicron - S. Africa's min

The latest data suggests that there is no reason to "excessively worry about the Omicron variant" of the coronavirus, South Africa's Health Minister Joe Paahla said during a press conference on Friday, Qazet.az reports citing Teletrader.

"We expect this variant to behave in a manner similar to previous strains," adding that the most recent research hints that Omicron-caused symptoms "seem easier to tolerate."

Similar predictions were previously conveyed by the World Health Organization, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and Washington's top epidemiologist, Anthony Fauci. He also underlined the importance of new data coming from the African country given the sheer number of cases detected, as well as the fact that the strain was first registered there.