WHO urges Asia-Pacific to prepare amid Omicron cases in US….

At least 10 cases confirmed in the US as it announces new measures to help curb the spread of the variant including boosters.

Asia-Pacific countries should boost their healthcare capacity and fully vaccinate their people to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases heightened by the Omicron variant, officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as the United States reported at least 10 new cases of the variant in at least five states.

Earlier, the US states of New York and Hawaii have reported their first cases of the Omicron strain of coronavirus, as the US brought in new measures to combat COVID-19.

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