The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told a media briefing on Tuesday that new coronavirus cases have been reported in 77 countries so far.
He revealed that Omicron is spreading faster than any other species in the past.
Tedros said the first case of Omicron was reported in South Africa last month, on which the World Health Organization had expressed its concerns and advised all countries to take strict action.
Expressing his concerns, the WHO chief said that since the symptoms of Omicron were not severe, people were taking it for granted.
The WHO called on all countries to strictly enforce the preventive measures, saying that vaccines, face masks, social distance, and frequent hand washing were essential to prevent Omicron disease.
He added that some countries had launched booster vaccine campaigns which could lead to inequality for some countries. As a precedent we have seen in the past, we must provide facilities to all nations to eradicate corona. ۔