"Based on mathematical modeling conducted by the ECDC, there are indications that omicron may cause more than half of all SARS-CoV-2 infections in the EU / EEA over the next several months," RIA Novosti reported the press service of the ECDC.

At the end of November, it was reported that at least 44 carriers of the omicron coronavirus strain were identified in the European Union, none of them had a complex course of the disease.

The European Commission said that the EU countries should be ready to introduce any travel restrictions due to the omicron strain of the coronavirus.