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Life & Style - Health
12/5/2021 12:05:15 PM
Japanese pharmaceutical firm Shionogi & Co is considering developing a vaccine for the new Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, one of its officials said as quoted by Sky news.

World - International
12/4/2021 9:36:03 PM
New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight.

Life & Style - Health
12/4/2021 10:37:29 AM
South African scientists are warning that reinfections among people who’ve already battled COVID-19 appear to be more likely with the new omicron variant than with earlier coronavirus mutants

Life & Style - Health
12/2/2021 9:55:16 PM
Up to now, the world has been slow to react to each coronavirus curveball. This time an early warning from South Africa and Botswana might have offered important head start

World - International
12/2/2021 1:47:07 PM
India has confirmed its first two cases of the omicron coronavirus variant. India's Health Ministry says the cases include two men in southern Karnataka state. The ministry says they came from abroad, but did not say where.

World - Region
12/2/2021 12:17:29 PM
Moroccan tourism operators are facing potential ruin after the country abruptly shut its borders over the Omicron variant of Covid, the latest blow to an industry battered by the nearly two-year pandemic.

World - International
12/1/2021 9:01:02 PM
A person in California became the first in the US to have an identified case of the COVID-19 omicron variant, US officials said Wednesday as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new strain of the virus.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Economy
12/1/2021 10:53:00 AM
While tourism has been picking up in Luxor in the wake of promotional events such as the inauguration of the Avenue of the Sphinxes, it remains to be seen how it will stand up to the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

World - Region
12/1/2021 10:51:30 AM
President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he would decide on a weekly basis whether to extend US travel bans on southern Africa, depending what happens with the worrying new Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Opinion
11/30/2021 10:29:01 PM
If the developing nations continue not to be allowed to produce vaccines against Covid-19, events such as the spread of the new Omicron variant may well occur more often, writes Mahmoud Mohieldin

Egypt - Health
11/30/2021 10:00:33 PM
Qatar's Ministry of Health mandated that all Incoming travellers that are non-residents of Qatar must register via a pre-registration website and upload all required documents at least three days before arrival, the Qatari Ministry of Public Health said on Monday.

Egypt - Health
11/30/2021 8:22:05 PM
No cases of the coronavirus’ Omicron variant have been detected in Egypt so far, Egypt’s acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar affirmed on Tuesday.

World - International
11/30/2021 12:02:44 PM
Existing Covid-19 jabs will struggle against the Omicron variant and it will take months to develop a new shot that works, the head of US vaccine manufacturer Moderna has told the Financial Times.

Life & Style - Health
11/30/2021 10:07:00 AM
The World Health Organization says it could still take some time to get a full picture of the threat posed by omicron, a new variant of the coronavirus as scientists worldwide scramble to assess its multiple mutations.

World - International
11/29/2021 8:29:57 PM
The new Covid variant Omicron is highly transmissible and requires 'urgent action,' G7 health ministers said Monday, praising South Africa's 'exemplary work" for both detecting the strain and alerting others to it.

World - Africa
11/29/2021 5:25:13 PM
South Africa on Monday said it was "regrettable... (and) sad" that fellow African nations had joined a rush by wealthy countries to impose travel bans over the new Covid variant.

World - International
11/29/2021 12:20:31 PM
The World Health Organization warned Monday the new Covid-19 Omicron variant poses a "very high" risk globally, despite uncertainties about the danger and contagion levels of the new strain.

World - International
11/28/2021 9:53:35 PM
World Health Organization member states reached a consensus Sunday on kick-starting the process towards creating a pandemic treaty setting out how to handle the next global health crisis.

World - Africa
11/28/2021 9:17:40 PM
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday called on countries to "urgently" reverse "scientifically unjustified" travel bans linked to the discovery of the new highly-mutated coronavirus variant Omicron.

World - International
11/28/2021 8:54:46 PM
The Netherlands moved into a tougher lockdown Sunday that was announced amid spiking infections even before the country recorded its first confirmed cases of the new, more highly transmissible omicron virus variant.

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