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Coronavirus digest: Moderna chief warns omicron could dodge vaccines

The vaccine-maker's CEO says existing COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against omicron. Meanwhile, Japan detected its first case of the variant. Follow DW for the latest.

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Global health body said the new variant has a "substantial growth advantage over delta". More data is still needed to determine the severity of the strain.
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The shutdown was initiated over fears of the rapid spread of the omicron variant. Meanwhile, Germany's health minister has ruled out a lockdown before Christmas. Follow DW for the latest.
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24 Dec 2021
The omicron variant of the coronavirus is less likely to land patients in hospital in comparison with delta.
26 Dec 2021
The person who died was between the ages of 60 and 79, according to the Robert Koch Institute health body. Germany has also registered a spike in omicron infections in recent days.