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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.

World - International
12/27/2021 10:40:46 PM
As omicron spreads ever more gloom around the globe ahead of New Year's Eve, governments are moving at different speeds to contain the scourge, with some reimposing restrictions immediately and others hesitating to spoil the party again.

World - Region
12/27/2021 3:29:35 PM
An Israeli hospital launched a clinical trial Monday on the impact of a fourth shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, as the health ministry weighs a national fourth jab rollout.

World - International
12/27/2021 10:22:44 AM
Australia's New South Wales state reported more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases on Monday and confirmed its first death from the omicron variant.

Arts & Culture - Film
12/26/2021 8:46:00 PM
Peter Parker's good fortune continued over the holiday weekend. Even with some mighty competition from new Matrix and Sing movies, and rising concerns over the omicron variant, 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' stayed in the No. 1 spot and netted a few more milestones too including crossing the $1 billion mark globally.

World - International
12/26/2021 8:45:00 PM
The latest COVID-19 variant is upending holiday plans for tens of thousands of travellers, but it didn't do much damage to holiday shopping.

World - International
12/26/2021 6:50:00 PM
Top US pandemic adviser Anthony Fauci on Sunday acknowledged a Covid "testing problem" as the Omicron strain overwhelms the nation, and he vowed to make more tests available to Americans next month.

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
12/24/2021 7:16:18 PM
The number of Covid-19 cases shot up by almost a fifth across the world this week, as the pandemic picked up speed in most regions, with Europe bearing the brunt.

World - International
12/24/2021 3:02:39 PM
Omicron's rise has heralded another pandemic-tinged Christmas for billions, with Santa's arrival and longed-for family reunions overshadowed by the prospect of yet more Covid restrictions.

World - International
12/24/2021 12:02:53 PM
Millions of Americans are traveling before Christmas even as national Omicron Covid-19 infections surpass Delta's peak and hospitals run out of space for patients.

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.

Egypt - Health
12/23/2021 6:11:28 PM
Egypt has so far administered 53.8 million coronavirus jabs with 20 million citizens being fully immunised and 33.8 million others partially vaccinated, Acting Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar declared in a statement on 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.

World - International
12/23/2021 12:02:16 PM
Germany's health minister said Thursday that he expects a surge in coronavirus cases around New Year's, and people will likely need a fourth vaccine shot to maintain the best immune response against COVID-19.

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.

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