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New Covid strain found in South Africa classified as 'Variant Of Concern' by WHO, named Omicron

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The World Health Organization on Friday designated a new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa with a large number of mutations as being "of concern", the fifth variant to be given the designation. The WHO said in a statement that it had assigned the B.1.1.529 variant the Greek letter Omicron.