New data improving government’s response |

New data improving government’s response

Travel bans have been labelled as a harsh response to the announcement of the new variant omicron.

However, the chair of the ministerial advisory committee on vaccines Helen Rees

says it was extremely important for scientists to make the new variant public, globally.

As a result of data being released immediately, government was able to respond quickly.  

Meanwhile, at least 14 more countries have reported a case of the new COVID-19 variant.

Rees believes the variant has probably been circulating for some time.