Live: WHO urges countries to keep borders open as world races to contain Covid variant

Dutch health authorities said on Sunday they had found at least 13 cases of the Omicron strain among travelers from South Africa, while in France, Health Minister Olivier Véran said the variant was likely already circulating in the country and the government would tighten restrictions. Since it was first detected in South Africa, the variant has sparked global concern with countries rushing to implement measures to stem an infection spread.

Live: WHO urges countries to keep borders open as world races to contain Covid variant
Dutch health authorities said on Sunday they had found at least 13 cases of the Omicron strain among travelers from South Africa, while in France, Health Minister Olivier Véran said the variant was likely already circulating in the country and the government would tighten restrictions. Since it was first detected in South Africa, the variant has sparked global concern with countries rushing to implement measures to stem an infection spread.