According to the WHO, vaccination, not travel restrictions, is the most effective way to combat Omicron.


The World Health Organization (WHO) prompted countries to boost healthcare capacity and vaccinate their people to fight a swell in Covid-19 cases driven by the Omicron variant and said trip checks could buy time but alone weren’t the answer. Despite shutting its borders to travel from high-threat southern African countries, Australia came the rearmost country to report community transmission of the new variant, a day after it was planted in five US countries. Omicron has gained a base in Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Middle East and Europe and has reached seven of the nine businesses of South Africa, where it was first linked. Numerous governments have tensed trip rules to keep the variant out. “Border controls can buy time but every country and every community must prepare for new … Read more