On 26 November 2021, World Health Organization designated the variant B.1.1.529 a variant of concern, named Omicron.
Most common symptoms - fever, cough, tiredness, loss of taste or smell.
Less common symptoms - sore throat, headache, aches, pains, diarrhea, a rash on skin, discoloration of fingers or toes red or irritated eyes.
Serious symptoms - difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, loss of speech or mobility, or confusion or chest pain.
Note: If anyone has any of these symptoms then he/she should urgently take the COVID test.
The best way to prevent new variants is to get vaccinated, because if more people are vaccinated, it decreases the opportunity for the virus to spread and mutate.
By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses that cause colds, flu, and COVID-19.