UN Secretary General António Guterres warned that the next version of COVID-19 could be worse than the omicron and the world community must go into emergency mode to fight the pandemic.

Report informs citing RIA Novosti that Guterres said this at a meeting of the General Assembly, speaking about the priorities of the international organization in 2022.

“We must go into emergency mode in the fight against COVID-19. Omicron is another warning. The next variant could be worse,” he said.