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End of Covid pandemic ‘plausible,' WHO claims

Posted On: May 17, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

End of Covid pandemic ‘plausible,' WHO claims

The Omicron variant is leading to a “period of quiet” and a possible end to the pandemic in Europe, health officials say
The World Health Organization claimed on Sunday that there might finally be an end to the Covid pandemic in Europe, after the rapid spread of the Omicron variant.
“It is plausible that the region is approaching an end to the pandemic,” Regional Director Hans Kluge told the AFP news agency.
He cautioned that people should still take precautions, due to the coronavirus' ability to mutate, but predicted a “period of quiet” following Omicron.
“We anticipate there will be a level of quiet before Covid-19 may come back towards the end of the year, but not necessarily the pandemic,” he said.

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