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11/29/2021, 12:31 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Von der Leyen: Omicron variant is threat for global community

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday that the newly discovered Omicron coronavirus variant is a threat to the global community.

Von der Leyen stated that there can be no "standstill" in the pandemic response, adding that there are still urgent tasks ahead for the European Union. Moreover, she labelled the Omicron variant as "highly transmissible."

Lastly, Von der Leyen thanked the scientists from South Africa for identifying the variant, noting that the world is learning how to respond properly to emerging variants.

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