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WHO warns Omicron variant poses 'very high' global risk as Dutch police arrest couple boarding plane after fleeing quarantine while Japan bans foreigners and Australia scraps reopening borders

The WHO has warned the new Omicron Covid super-mutant poses a 'very high' risk to the global pandemic recovery with 'severe consequences' possible if it causes a new wave of infections.

'Omicron has an unprecedented number of mutations, some of which are concerning for their potential impact on the trajectory of the pandemic,' the WHO said, amid fears the new variant is much more infectious than previous strains including Delta. 'The overall global risk related to the new variant ...is assessed as very high.'

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