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12/4/2021, 1:13 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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WHO official: Lockdowns must be last resort

Lockdowns aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus' Omicron variant are effective, but "should only be used as last resort," World Health Organization (WHO) Russia representative Melita Vujnovic noted on Saturday.

"The position of the WHO on lockdowns ... remains the same," she said to the Moscow Speaking radio station.

According to the WHO's latest updates, the new variant has spread to 38 countries, with no fatalities reported so far.

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