Coronavirus Omicron Variant Prompts New Concerns, Travel Restrictions.

More cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus are being discovered around the world. Health experts say “appears” to be more transmissible than other variants, but they are still not sure if it causes more severe disease. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi has more.
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