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WHO: Omicron could infect half of Europe in two months

12 January 2022 20:04

GENEVA. KAZINFORM At the current rate of transmission, over half the population of Europe will have contracted the Omicron variant in the next 6 to 8 weeks, the World Health Organization reported Tuesday.

«At this rate, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation forecasts that more than 50% of the population in the region will be infected with Omicron in the next 6-8 weeks,» WHO-Europe director Hans Kluge said, citing University of Washington data, EFE reports.