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World - Region
12/26/2021 4:13:10 PM
Iran on Saturday announced the decision to close its land borders with neighboring countries for 15 days to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 variant of Omicron.

World - International
12/26/2021 3:40:13 PM
France has recorded more than 100,000 virus infections in a single day for the first time since the pandemic struck, and COVID-19 hospitalizations have doubled over the past month as the fast-spreading omicron variant complicates the government's efforts to stave off a new lockdown.

World - International
12/26/2021 3:00:21 PM
More than 7,000 flights have been canceled worldwide over the Christmas weekend and thousands more delayed, a tracking website reported Sunday, as the highly infectious Omicron variant brings holiday hurt to millions.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Economy
12/26/2021 12:45:00 PM
After the boom in 2021, the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been casting shadows over Egypt’s tourism sector

World - International
12/25/2021 10:04:40 AM
Over 4,500 flights were cancelled around the world by Saturday and thousands more were delayed as the highly infectious Omicron variant disrupted holiday travel, according to tracking website Flightaware.

World - International
12/23/2021 7:13:49 PM
German national carrier Lufthansa will cut its winter flight plan by "around 10 percent" as the spread of the Omicron variant fuels uncertainty about travel, chief executive Carsten Spohr said Thursday.

AFCON 2021 - Features
12/23/2021 3:18:42 PM
African Cup organizers insist the tournament will begin as planned in Cameroon early next month despite the fast-spreading omicron variant adding to an extensive list of concerns for the continent's top soccer event.

Life & Style - Health
12/23/2021 11:40:40 AM
Two new British studies provide some early hints that the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be milder than the delta version.

World - International
12/23/2021 11:39:47 AM
Australia on Thursday reported a major spike in coronavirus infections, prompting the worst-hit state of New South Wales to reimpose mask wearing indoors, a day after Prime Minister Scott Morrison rejected lockdowns or mask mandates for the entire country to slow the spread of the omicron variant.

World - International
12/22/2021 7:27:15 PM
The World Health Organization chief warned Wednesday that the rush in wealthy countries to roll out additional Covid vaccine doses was deepening the inequity in access to jabs that is prolonging the pandemic.

World - International
12/22/2021 6:08:07 PM
British regulators on Wednesday approved a new formulation of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine appropriate for use in children aged five to 11, as the government cut the isolation period required for positive cases.

Egypt - Health
12/22/2021 5:24:50 PM
Presidential Adviser for Health Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din announced on Tuesday evening that Egypt may locally manufacture COVID-19 treatment pills developed by giant pharmaceutical company Merck in a matter of a month or so.

World - International
12/22/2021 9:49:17 AM
Fighting the omicron variant surging through the country, President Joe Biden announced the government will provide 500 million free rapid home-testing kits, increase support for hospitals under strain and redouble vaccination and boosting efforts.

AFCON 2021 - News
12/21/2021 10:43:42 PM
African football chief Patrice Motsepe confirmed on Tuesday that the Africa Cup of Nations (AfCon) will go ahead as planned in Cameroon next month despite the Omicron-variant led surge in Covid-19 cases.

World - International
12/21/2021 10:39:27 PM
Facing a jump in COVID-19 hospitalizations, France's government is trying to push through a law requiring vaccination to enter any restaurant and many other public places, and warning of tougher measures if the current surge of infections doesn't recede.

World - International
12/21/2021 9:13:00 PM
The World Health Organization's top official in Europe urged governments on Tuesday to prepare for a ``significant surge'' in coronavirus cases across the continent due to the omicron variant, which is already dominant in several countries.

World - International
12/21/2021 7:50:56 PM
Despite vaccination rates that make other governments envious, Spain is facing the hard truth that, with the new omicron variant running rampant, these winter holidays won't be a time of unrestrained joy.

Egypt - Health
12/21/2021 5:04:11 PM
Common cold-like symptoms are most prevalent among people infected with the Omicron variant, according to preliminary data from a British study that Health Ministry Spokesperson Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar cited on Tuesday.

World - International
12/21/2021 3:17:18 PM
Thailand, New Zealand and other Asian countries, imposes new restrictions over the concerns of the omicron variant spread

World - International
12/21/2021 12:17:39 PM
A major New year celebration in London will be cancelled, the British capital's mayor said on Monday, as worries mount over a surge in virus cases sparked by the Omicron variant.

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