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WHO chief warns of ‘strong likelihood’ of more dangerous Covid variants

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expresses his concern that the Covid-19 pandemic has been "mischaracterised as coming to an end when it's nowhere near finished", and warns of the "strong likelihood" of new and possibly more dangerous variants. Countries across the world are struggling to quash surges in Covid-19 cases propelled by the highly infectious Delta variant.

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