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How the Covid-19 Omicron Variant Got Its Name

Posted on Saturday November 27, 2021

Under the World Health Organization’s system, the Omicron variant might have been called Nu or Xi, but only at the risk of ambiguity or diplomatic awkwardness.

U.K. Confirms Two Omicron Covid Variant Cases

Posted on Saturday November 27, 2021

Sajid Javid, the U.K. health secretary, said the individuals were self-isolating as sequencing, contact tracing and further tests were being carried out. The British government confirmed the two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant were linked to travel in southern Africa.