Omicron. You would have heard the Omicron being tossed about a lot in the last few days.

No, it is not a character from the famous cartoon series Transformers. In fact, it is the latest COVID-19 variant with multiple mutations, named after the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet.

Since its revelation by South African scientists on November 25, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has dubbed Omicron as posing a "very high" risk globally.

Although many facts are yet to be known about the virus so far, here are some quick facts that you might want to know:There you go, some quick facts about the newest terror in town.

There is no need to panic, yet. At the same time, it is advisable to continue following the set COVID-19 procedures, in order to stay safe.

Source: AFP, CNBC
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