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Saudi Arabia reports 5,000-plus COVID cases for first time
European Medicines Agency says spread of Omicron across the continent pushing COVID-19 towards being an endemic disease.
Saudi Arabia registered its highest daily number of new COVID-19 infections so far, health ministry data showed on Wednesday, breaking through 5,000 cases.
Meanwhile, Germany reported more than 80,000 new coronavirus infections, the highest recorded in a single day since the pandemic began, as daily coronavirus infections in Bulgaria reached a record high of 7,062.
The European Medicines Agency says the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant across the continent is pushing COVID-19 towards being an endemic disease that humanity can live with.
Other major developments:
Red Cross says Omicron threatens to overwhelm South Asia’s health systems
The WHO predicts more than half of the people in Europe could catch Omicron by March.
The WHO also said repeating boosters is not a good strategy against emerging variants of the virus, and that more effort has to be made to ensure poorer countries get their first course of the vaccines.