WHO advises against international travel for some over the age of 60 due to Omicron – CTV

December 1, 2021

TORONTO — In light of the new variant Omicron emerging, the World Heath Organization (WHO) has put out new advice regarding international travel, including that some people over the age of 60 years old should refrain from travelling.

The organization put out an advisory on Tuesday listing ways that countries and individuals can attempt to stay safe and minimize the risk posed by Omicron.

One of the main points was that people who are at a higher risk of developing severe disease if they contract COVID-19 — people who are sick, immunocompromised, have comorbities such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes — or people who are over the age of 60 and who are not vaccinated or have not previously had COVID-19 should postpone travelling “to areas with community transmission.”

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/who-advises-against-international-travel-for-some-over-the-age-of-60-due-to-omicron-1.5688027\

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