Watch: Low-vaccinated Eastern Europe braces for Omicron surge

As the fast-spreading Omicron coronavirus variant rages through Western Europe, officials and experts in low-vaccinated Eastern Europe are anticipating a post-holiday explosion of cases in much of their own region.

Many countries in Eastern Europe only recently emerged from infection surges that put a catastrophic strain on healthcare systems, and at times have tallied some of the highest Covid-19 death rates globally.