Omicron, the new COVID variant, has triggered panic in most parts of the world. 

This new variant of coronavirus (Omicron or B.1.1.529) is touted to be more infectious than the others. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued warnings in regards the new COViD variant. 

Omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in many states of South Africa. 

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The new variant is also spreading rapidly in Belgium, Hong Kong and Israel. 

Meanwhile, India is keeping a close watch on the spread of this new variant with passengers coming in flights coming from these countries are closely monitored. 

Japan has imposed quarantine for 10 days on visitors from South Africa. Iran has also shut all their communications with South Africa. 

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