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Life & Style - Health
12/21/2021 10:52:36 AM
The new omicron variant took only a few weeks to live up to dire predictions about how hugely contagious it is but scientists don't yet know if it causes more severe disease even as the world faces exploding cases just before Christmas.

World - Africa
12/20/2021 6:18:20 PM
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has returned to work following a week of isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, his office announced Monday.

Arts & Culture - Screens
12/20/2021 6:18:06 PM
Never underestimate your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, even with a mutating virus afoot. Despite rising concerns over the omicron variant, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ not only shattered pandemic-era box office records; it became the third best opening of all time behind ‘Avengers: Endgame’ ($357.1 million) and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ ($257.7 million).

Business - Markets & Companies
12/20/2021 12:08:44 PM

World - International
12/20/2021 10:15:09 AM
Israeli ministers on Monday approved putting the United States and Canada on its coronavirus travel red list as the omicron variant spreads around the globe.

Egypt - Politics
12/19/2021 10:32:10 PM
With Egypt announcing this week its first cases of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus, MPs voiced their concern regarding the government’s efforts to counter this dangerous development in a session on Sunday.

World - International
12/19/2021 8:53:23 PM
The COVID-19 omicron variant is 'just raging around the world', the White House's top medical adviser said Sunday, and President Joe Biden is planning to give 'a stark warning of what the winter will look like' for unvaccinated Americans.

World - International
12/19/2021 6:54:46 PM
Thousands of peaceful protesters demonstrated in Brussels on Sunday for a third time against reinforced COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Belgian government to counter a spike in infections as the omicron variant sweeps across Europe.

World - International
12/19/2021 12:42:10 PM
Germany is tightening travel restrictions for people coming from Britain in response to the rapid spread of the omicron variant there.

Egypt - Tourism
12/18/2021 6:32:44 PM
EgyptAir announced on Saturday the resumption of direct flights between Cairo and Toronto from Tuesday after the Canadian government’s decision to remove Egypt and nine other African countries from its travel ban list over Covid-19’s Omicron variant.

Opinion -
12/18/2021 4:47:15 PM
When news of Covid-19's Omicron variant broke a few weeks back, my daughter sighed and said "I give up.” Just when I think we've turned a corner, we're back in it all over again.

Life & Style - Health
12/18/2021 2:05:40 PM
The delta and omicron variants of the coronavirus are trying to spoil the holiday spirit, but there still are ways to enjoy the festivities. The explosive spread of the omicron variant is causing many to wonder if they should cancel their holiday plans. The omicron mutation is expected to overtake the delta variant in the United States within weeks.

Egypt - Health
12/18/2021 11:38:45 AM
Canada’s Federal government lifted on Friday its travel ban on 10 African countries including Egypt while it reimposes for Canadians taking short trips abroad to get a Covid-19 test before returning back to the country over Coronavirus’ Omicron variant spread fear.

Egypt - Health
12/18/2021 11:20:00 AM
Egypt announced on Friday that it has detected its first three cases of the new coronavirus highly transmissible variant Omicron in Egyptian nationals who had returned from abroad at Cairo International Airport.

World - Region
12/17/2021 2:03:00 PM
The G7 on Thursday called the Omicron variant the "biggest current threat to global public health, saying its emergence meant it was "more important than ever" for countries to "closely cooperate".

World - Region
12/16/2021 8:58:37 PM
The Palestinian Health Ministry on Thursday said it has identified its first three cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the occupied West Bank.

World - International
12/16/2021 8:14:17 PM
European Union leaders agreed Thursday that administering booster shots is "urgent" and "crucial" to tackle the surge of coronavirus infections across the continent and the emergence of the new omicron variant.

World - International
12/16/2021 9:36:37 AM
The UK recorded the highest number of confirmed new COVID-19 infections Wednesday since the pandemic began, and England's chief medical officer warned the situation is likely to get worse as the omicron variant drives a new wave of illness during the Christmas holidays.

World - International
12/15/2021 5:55:09 PM
The EU health agency ECDC on Wednesday warned that vaccinations alone would not stop the rise of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, and said "strong action" was urgently needed.

World - International
12/15/2021 1:49:17 PM
EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday warned the Omicron variant of Covid-19 could become dominant in Europe next month, but said her 27-nation bloc had ample vaccines to fight the pandemic.

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