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11/26/2021, 6:13 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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WHO sees new COVID variant as 'worrying'

The World Health Organization (WHO) concluded at its emergency meeting on Friday that the new COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa is "worrying" and "potentially immune evasive," according to Switzerland's Ministry of Health.

The ministry warned that there is a possibility that existing vaccines will be less effective against the strain.

Switzerland also noted it suspended all flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa over concerns about the COVID-19 variant.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / NP