End of pandemic in Europe ‘plausible’ after Omicron, says World Health Organization

The COVID-19 pandemic has entered a new phase with the Omicron variant, which could infect 60% of people in Europe by March, and could bring it to an end, the World Health Organization’s Europe director says.

“It’s plausible that the region is moving towards a kind of pandemic endgame,” Hans Kluge told AFP, nonetheless urging caution due to the virus’s ability to mutate.

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