January 11, 2023

WHO urges travellers to wear masks as new Omicron COVID-19 variant spreads

LONDON: Countries should consider recommending that passengers wear masks on long-haul flights, given the rapid spread of the latest Omicron subvariant of COVID-19 in the United States, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Tuesday (Jan 10). In Europe, the XBB.1.5 subvariant was detected in small but growing numbers, WHO and Europe officials said at a press briefing.

LINK: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/who-urges-travellers-wear-masks-new-omicron-covid-19-variant-spreads-3195921?cid=braze-cna_CNA-Morning-Brief_newsletter_11012023_cna