WHO Flags Omicron Risk, Curbs Tighten Worldwide, Biden Urges Vaccination

GENEVA/JOHANNESBURG — The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the Omicron coronavirus variant carried a very high risk of infection surges as more countries closed borders, casting a shadow over economic recovery from the two-year pandemic. Big airlines acted swiftly to protect their hubs by curbing passenger travel https://www.reuters.com/world/travelers-edge-countries-tighten-rules-due-omicron-fears-travel-agents-2021-11-29 from southern Africa, fearing that a spread of the new variant would trigger restrictions from other destinations beyond the immediately affected regions, industry sources said. Read More