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World - International
12/14/2021 11:30:11 PM
The new coronavirus variant Omicron is spreading at an unprecedented rate, the WHO said Tuesday, urging countries to act swiftly to rein in transmission and protect their health systems.

World - Region
12/14/2021 10:01:05 PM
Israel has announced that it was adding Britain and Denmark to its "red" list of countries that Israelis are forbidden to visit, citing concern over the spread of the Omicron variant.

World - International
12/14/2021 9:44:34 PM
Pfizer said Tuesday that clinical trials confirmed its Covid pill -- a new type of treatment that should withstand the mutations seen with Omicron -- drastically reduced hospitalizations and deaths among at-risk people by almost 90 percent.

World - Africa
12/14/2021 3:12:37 PM
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo warned EU lawmakers Tuesday that the bloc's drive to deliver Covid booster jabs could hamper inoculations in Africa, as he slammed travel bans over the Omicron variant.

Sports - World
12/14/2021 1:20:27 PM
Premier League fans will be subject to vaccine passport checks to enter stadiums from Wednesday, but fears are rising over how long the English top flight can continue in front of capacity crowds as the Omicron variant sweeps across Britain.

Egypt - Politics
12/12/2021 5:17:40 PM
A number of Egyptian MPs teamed up on Sunday to voice their discontent regarding Canada’s decision to ban travel from Egypt and other African countries on 1 December due to concerns over the Omicron variant.

World - International
12/11/2021 10:15:07 PM
The British government may need to introduce tougher restrictions to slow the growth of the omicron variant and prevent a new surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, British scientists said Saturday.

World - International
12/11/2021 6:02:30 PM
Taiwan has recorded its first case of the omicron variant in a passenger who recently traveled to the southern African country of Eswatini, health officials said Saturday.

World - International
12/11/2021 10:58:17 AM
As the omicron variant sweeps through South Africa, Dr. Unben Pillay is seeing dozens of sick patients a day. Yet he hasn't had to send anyone to the hospital. That's one of the reasons why he, along with other doctors and medical experts, suspect that the omicron version really is causing milder COVID-19 than delta, even if it seems to be spreading faster.

World - Region
12/10/2021 12:22:06 PM
The Jordanian health ministry announced on Thursday evening it had identified its first two cases of the omicron variant of coronavirus.

World - International
12/9/2021 9:02:47 PM
The World Health Organization expressed concerns Thursday that rich countries spooked by the emergence of the omicron variant could step up the hoarding of COVID-19 vaccines and strain global supplies again, complicating efforts to stamp out the pandemic.

World - International
12/8/2021 10:07:48 PM
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced tighter restrictions Wednesday to stem the spread of the omicron variant, urging people in England to again work from home and mandating COVID-19 passes for entrance into nightclubs and large events.

World - International
12/8/2021 6:46:45 PM
Two doses of the BioNTech and Pfizer coronavirus vaccine may not be enough to protect against the Omicron variant, the companies warned Wednesday but stressed it was "still effective" after a third jab.

World - International
12/8/2021 4:32:41 PM
The Omicron variant appears to be no worse than other coronavirus strains, top scientists from the WHO and the United States told AFP, while cautioning that more research is needed to judge its severity.

World - International
12/7/2021 9:43:02 PM
Top US scientist Anthony Fauci said Tuesday early indications suggested the Covid-19 Omicron variant was not worse than prior strains, and was possibly milder, while cautioning it would take weeks to judge its severity.

World - Africa
12/6/2021 8:17:58 PM
Travel restrictions imposed on South Africa and other African nations for telling the world about the omicron variant are hypocritical, harsh and not supported by science, South Africa's president said Monday, recalling the phrase used by the U.N. chief, who called such measures ``travel apartheid.''

World - International
12/6/2021 7:47:46 PM
Russia has registered its first two cases of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus in its nationals returning from South Africa ,where the variant was first detected ,the country's health agency said on Monday.

World - International
12/6/2021 6:15:48 PM
Croatia on Monday confirmed the first two cases of the new omicron variant in the European Union country.

Business - Economy
12/6/2021 10:16:14 AM
Asian markets were mixed in trading Monday, tracking uncertainty over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus as well as disappointing US jobs data and struggling Chinese tech firms.

World - Region
12/5/2021 8:26:51 PM
Tunisia recorded its first case of the omicron variant Sunday after health authorities in the North African country said a man traveling in from Turkey tested positive.

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