Health DG warns of ‘pandemic tsunami’ due to Omicron, Delta variants

Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah says the country could see a ‘pandemic tsunami’ caused by the Omicron and Delta variants if it fails to take early prevention measures. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 30, 2021.

HEALTH Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah today warned of a possible “pandemic tsunami” driven by the Delta and Omicron Covid-19 variants, citing a rise in daily cases in many countries.

His warning comes on the heels of similar remarks by World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who also described the possibility of an impending surge as a tsunami.

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