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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.

Egypt - Health
12/22/2021 10:17:40 AM
Egypt reported 848 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total infection tally officially to 377,081 since the outbreak began in February 2020.

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.

World - Region
12/21/2021 6:12:43 PM
Israeli lawmakers on Tuesday banned citizens and residents from US travel, adding it to a list of more than 50 countries declared off-limits in an effort to contain the Omicron coronavirus variant.

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.

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 - International
12/21/2021 10:12:51 AM
Omicron has raced ahead of other variants and is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S., accounting for 73% of new infections last week, federal health officials said Monday.

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 - Film
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 - Economy
12/20/2021 2:58:54 PM

World - Region
12/20/2021 1:04:01 PM
Dubai airport, one of the world's busiest travel hubs, is fully operational for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic erupted in March 2020, officials said Monday.

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