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WHO says 'not to panic' over omicron with no deaths reported

But new variant can become dominant globally: chief scientist

People line up to get tested for the coronavirus at a mobile testing site in New York as omicron cases are confirmed in the U.S.   © Reuters

LONDON/VIENNA -- The new omicron coronavirus variant is spreading across the globe at a rapid clip, but many cases appear to be mild or without symptoms, prompting the World Health Organization to call for calm.

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