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Countries should consider recommending that passengers wear masks on long-haul flights due to the rapid spread of a new sub-variant of the Omicron COVID-19 coronavirus strain in the US.
This was announced by the World Health Organization.
According to WHO, in Europe, the XBB.1.5 sub-variant was found in small numbers, but it began to spread rapidly.
As noted by the senior WHO European Emergency Officer Katherine Smallwood, passengers should be advised to wear masks in high-risk environments such as long-haul flights. -19″, – mark it was.
The most transmissible sub-variant of Omicron XBB.1.5 accounted for approximately 27.6% of U.S. infections per week, according to the WHO.
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