2023 Call from WHO! Wear a mask: XBB.1.5 virus spreading fast

WHO Europe Director of Emergency Situations, Catherine Smallwood, reported that “the fastest spreading sub-variant of the virus, “XBB.1.5”, is rare in Europe but is increasing. Passengers traveling by air were advised to wear masks”.

After the re-emergence of the “Omicron” variant of the Coronavirus in many countries, especially the United States, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended all countries to wear masks for air passengers on long flights.

Smallwood also noted that in studies conducted until January 7, “XBB.1.5”, a sub-variant of “Omicron”, which was found to spread the fastest to date, was detected in 27.6 percent of coronavirus patients in the USA.

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