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Curbs return, cases surge as world copes with Omicron in 2022: Latest updates

Curbs return, cases surge as world copes with Omicron in 2022: Latest updates

The highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus, which is said to be capable of undergoing frequent mutations, has taken the world by storm, already becoming the dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 in many countries even as the calendar turns to welcome in 2022, the new year. Major cities across the world are making changes to their travel guidelines and coronavirus disease (Covid-19)-related protocols. Contingency plans are already in place in the United Kingdom to prepare for a scenario where the Omicron variant leads to alarming staff shortages in hospitals and schools. On the other hand, dozens of colleges and universities in the US have started adapting to the coronavirus case surge by returning to online classes. Here are the top, most recent Covid-19 related developments from around the world: This is a modal window. Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. End of dialog window. This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button..

world-news 2022-01-03 hindustantimes