He added that the Omicron variant is particularly worrisome because it is easily transmissible, escapes immunity and resists treatment.
“Even though Omicron infections are less severe, the number of Covid-19 cases can be expected to surge quickly,” he said.
He said many countries, including those that had decided to “co-exist” with Covid-19, have launched strict measures to curb the spread of the disease.
He is advising people to wear two face masks (a surgical mask with a cloth mask on top), maintain social distancing, avoid gatherings especially in poorly ventilated places and celebrate Christmas and New Year at home.
Published : December 19, 2021
By : THE NATION