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Egypt - Health
2/11/2023 10:31:43 PM
The dominant strain of coronavirus currently in Egypt is the Omicron variant, which exhibits milder symptoms despite being more infectious, head of the Health and Population Ministry's Preventive Medicine Sector Amr Kandil said on Saturday.

World - Region
9/12/2022 7:07:54 PM
The EU's medicines watchdog on Monday approved a vaccine specifically targeting the new and infectious types of the Omicron variant amid fears of a new wave of winter infections.

World - International
8/31/2022 6:26:16 PM
US health officials on Wednesday authorized updated Covid-19 vaccinations by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech that specifically target the latest strains of the Omicron variant, with the goal of jump-starting a new booster campaign.

Egypt - Health
7/16/2022 10:59:42 PM
Acting Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar said on Friday that 70% of the current coronavirus infections recorded in Egypt are of the BA.5 variant, which is a sub-type of the Omicron variant, adding that infections are on rise again in Egypt and the world.

World - International
6/30/2022 1:10:46 PM
The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to the World Health Organization.

World - International
6/15/2022 10:30:44 PM
Top scientist Anthony Fauci, the face of America's response to the Covid-19 pandemic, tested positive Wednesday for the virus on a rapid antigen test but is continuing to work from home while he recovers, the National Institutes of Health said.

World - International
4/2/2022 3:41:41 PM
The prevalence of COVID-19 in the U.K. has reached record levels, with about 1 in 13 people estimated to be infected with the virus in the past week, according to the latest figures from Britain's official statistics agency.

World - International
3/19/2022 2:06:35 PM
China's health authorities reported two COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, the first since January 2021, as the country battles its worst outbreak in two years driven by a surge in the highly transmissible omicron variant.

World - International
2/22/2022 11:13:17 PM
The BA.2 variant of the Omicron coronavirus strain is not more severe than the original, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

World - International
2/20/2022 7:06:31 PM
Australia will welcome international tourists on Monday after nearly two years of sealing its borders, relying on high COVID-19 vaccination rates to live with the pandemic as infections decline, CNA reported.

World - International
2/9/2022 10:39:46 PM
The European Union is cautiously welcoming a "stabilization" of the latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic but knows it must do more to help poorer nations, especially in Africa with jabs, officials said Wednesday.

World - International
2/9/2022 10:38:07 PM
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday that laws requiring people in England with COVID-19 to self-isolate could be lifted by the end of the month, bringing an end to all domestic coronavirus restrictions.

World - International
2/9/2022 5:15:32 PM
The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday he had met with the Taliban's health minister for talks on the "dire" health and humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

World - International
2/8/2022 8:00:45 PM
The EU's medicines watchdog said Tuesday it has started to evaluate Pfizer/BionTech's coronavirus vaccine to booster children aged 12 to 15 years.

World - International
2/6/2022 6:46:07 PM
Russia is reporting a record daily count of new coronavirus infections, a tenfold spike from a month ago as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads through the country.

World - International
2/1/2022 10:57:45 PM
The World Health Organization chief said Tuesday that 90 million cases of coronavirus have been reported since the omicron variant was first identified 10 weeks ago _ amounting to more than in all of 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Egypt
1/27/2022 12:45:00 PM
Egypt is witnessing a record rise in infections with the Omicron variant of Covid-19, though the risk of serious illness or hospitalisation is far lower.

Life & Style - Health
1/26/2022 4:51:59 PM
Scientists and health officials around the world are keeping their eyes on a descendant of the omicron variant that has been found in at least 40 countries, including the United States.

World - International
1/25/2022 5:25:34 PM
Pfizer has begun a study comparing its original COVID-19 vaccine with doses specially tweaked to match the hugely contagious omicron variant.

World - International
1/23/2022 6:46:10 PM
Police fired water cannons and thick clouds of tear gas in Brussels on Sunday to disperse demonstrators protesting against COVID-19 vaccinations and restrictions that aim to curb the fast-spreading omicron variant.

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