Severity related to Omicron variant of coronavirus to be known in a week's time
New Delhi : As the world is taking precautions to avoid Omicron variant spread, top US scientist Anthony Fauci has said that it should take one more week to understand the severity of the new coronavirus strain. Early indications have shown that the variant has mild symptoms and is less deadlier than Delta variant.
Speaking to news agency AFP, he said it almost certainly is not more severe than Delta. “There is some suggestion that it might even be less severe,” he added.
“I think that’s going to take another couple of weeks at least in South Africa and then as we get more infections throughout the rest of the world, it might take longer to see what’s the level of severity,” he added.
India has recorded 23 cases of Omicron coronavirus till date. Several nations have banned international flights to Africa and has increased the testing of international passengers.