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World - International
1/4/2022 9:23:34 PM
British hospitals have switched to a "war footing" due to staff shortages caused by a wave of Omicron infections, the government said Tuesday, as the country's daily Covid caseload breached 200,000 for the first time.

World - International
1/4/2022 8:14:23 PM
Clearing weather over much of the eastern United States raised hopes that air-travel disruptions will ease after a dreadful start to the new year.

Life & Style - Health
1/4/2022 5:24:15 PM
A couple of factors are at play, starting with the emergence of the highly contagious omicron variant. Omicron is more likely to infect people, even if it doesn't make them very sick, and its surge coincided with the holiday travel season in many places.

Business - Energy
1/4/2022 1:35:08 PM
Major oil-producing countries are expected to maintain on Tuesday their course of modestly boosting output as the rapidly spreading Omicron variant has so far not heavily hit demand.

World - International
1/3/2022 11:17:30 PM
Some school systems around the U.S. extended their holiday break Monday or switched back to online instruction because of the explosion in COVID-19 cases, while others pressed ahead with in-person classes amid a seemingly growing sense that Americans will have to learn to co-exist with the virus.

World - International
1/3/2022 8:26:40 PM
Dutch schools will reopen next week as planned after a longer than usual Christmas holiday, the government announced Monday, despite rising infections fuelled by the Omicron variant.

World - International
1/3/2022 7:19:52 PM
The U.S. is expanding COVID-19 boosters as it confronts the omicron surge, with the Food and Drug Administration allowing extra Pfizer shots for children as young as 12.

World - Region
1/3/2022 10:35:35 AM
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reported Sunday that he has contracted Covid-19, as the highly infectious Omicron variant sweeps across the United States.

World - International
1/2/2022 7:06:20 PM
The UK government has been making contingency plans in case hospitals, schools and other workplaces are hit by major staff shortages amid the country's record-breaking spike in coronavirus infections.

Life & Style - Health
1/2/2022 11:41:19 AM
Yes, but U.S. health officials say early data suggests they may be less sensitive at picking it up.

Life & Style - Health
1/2/2022 9:57:55 AM
The risk posed by the Omicron variant is still "very high", the World Health Organization said , after Covid-19 case numbers shot up by 11 percent globally .

World - International
12/31/2021 5:54:01 PM
Good riddance to 2021. Let 2022 bring fresh hope. That was a common sentiment as people around the world began welcoming in the new year.

World - International
12/31/2021 5:17:15 PM
New coronavirus infections soared again in Australia on Friday to a record of more than 32,000, just days after surpassing 10,000 for the first time.

World - International
12/30/2021 10:31:54 AM
A Covid "tsunami" threatens to overwhelm healthcare systems, the WHO said Wednesday, as record surges fuelled by the Omicron variant dampened New Year celebrations around the world once again.

World - International
12/29/2021 9:01:06 PM
Europe between the high number of new cases, new restrictions to limit the spread of Omicron, and making life easier for fully vaccinated citizens.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Economy
12/29/2021 1:43:00 PM
Egypt’s economy has done well during another year of Covid-19, but with rising global inflation and the new Omicron variant of the virus, the challenges are not yet over.

World - International
12/29/2021 12:12:49 PM
Coronavirus cases surged across Australia on Wednesday as an outbreak of the omicron variant exploded, prompting Prime Minister Scott Morrison to schedule an emergency national cabinet meeting.

World - Africa
12/28/2021 9:07:13 PM
President Joe Biden formally announced Tuesday he will lift a ban this week on travel from South Africa and other countries in the region, imposed due to fear of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.

World - International
12/28/2021 6:21:56 PM
The WHO warned Tuesday that the Omicron coronavirus variant could lead to overwhelmed healthcare systems even though early studies suggest it leads to milder disease, as China and Germany brought back tough restrictions to stamp out new infection surges.

World - International
12/28/2021 1:38:19 PM
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said the nation should consider a vaccination mandate for domestic air travel, signaling a potential embrace of an idea the Biden administration has previously eschewed, as COVID-19 cases spike.

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