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World - International
12/9/2021 4:59:47 PM
With a major meeting on the pandemic and debut appearances in Paris and Brussels, Germany's new Chancellor Olaf Scholz and his team hit the ground running on their first day in office Thursday.

World - International
12/8/2021 10:07:48 PM
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced tighter restrictions Wednesday to stem the spread of the omicron variant, urging people in England to again work from home and mandating COVID-19 passes for entrance into nightclubs and large events.

World - International
12/8/2021 6:46:45 PM
Two doses of the BioNTech and Pfizer coronavirus vaccine may not be enough to protect against the Omicron variant, the companies warned Wednesday but stressed it was "still effective" after a third jab.

World - International
12/8/2021 4:32:41 PM
The Omicron variant appears to be no worse than other coronavirus strains, top scientists from the WHO and the United States told AFP, while cautioning that more research is needed to judge its severity.

World - International
12/8/2021 10:20:06 AM
The bustling, cosmopolitan business hub of Hong Kong may be losing its shine among foreign companies and expatriates with its stringent anti-pandemic rules requiring up to 21 days of quarantine for new arrivals.

World - International
12/7/2021 9:43:02 PM
Top US scientist Anthony Fauci said Tuesday early indications suggested the Covid-19 Omicron variant was not worse than prior strains, and was possibly milder, while cautioning it would take weeks to judge its severity.

World - International
12/7/2021 2:31:57 PM
EU health ministers met on Tuesday as national governments step up measures to try to curb the Omicron Covid-19 variant spreading across Europe as winter closes in.

Egypt - Health
12/6/2021 10:41:01 PM
Egypt has decided to allow funeral prayers inside large mosques that are authorised to hold the weekly Friday prayers, under anti-coronavirus precautionary measures, for the first time since the start of the pandemic early last year.

World - Africa
12/6/2021 8:17:58 PM
Travel restrictions imposed on South Africa and other African nations for telling the world about the omicron variant are hypocritical, harsh and not supported by science, South Africa's president said Monday, recalling the phrase used by the U.N. chief, who called such measures ``travel apartheid.''

World - International
12/6/2021 7:47:46 PM
Russia has registered its first two cases of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus in its nationals returning from South Africa ,where the variant was first detected ,the country's health agency said on Monday.

World - International
12/6/2021 6:15:48 PM
Croatia on Monday confirmed the first two cases of the new omicron variant in the European Union country.

World - International
12/6/2021 11:04:46 AM
Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people as the holidays draw near, excluding them from indoor restaurants, theaters and museums to reduce the spread of coronavirus and encourage vaccine skeptics to get their shots.

Business - Economy
12/6/2021 10:16:14 AM
Asian markets were mixed in trading Monday, tracking uncertainty over the Omicron variant of the coronavirus as well as disappointing US jobs data and struggling Chinese tech firms.

World - Region
12/5/2021 8:26:51 PM
Tunisia recorded its first case of the omicron variant Sunday after health authorities in the North African country said a man traveling in from Turkey tested positive.

World - International
12/5/2021 8:25:32 PM
Early indications of the severity of the Omicron Covid-19 variant are "a bit encouraging," top US pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci said Sunday, while cautioning more information was still needed.

Life & Style - Health
12/5/2021 12:05:15 PM
Japanese pharmaceutical firm Shionogi & Co is considering developing a vaccine for the new Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, one of its officials said as quoted by Sky news.

World - International
12/4/2021 9:36:03 PM
New York announced three more cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the number of state cases linked to the new variant to eight.

Egypt - Health
12/4/2021 6:35:33 PM
Switzerland has announced removing the 10-day quarantine requirement for travelers from Egypt, Malawi, the UK, Czech Republic and the Netherlands starting Saturday.

Life & Style - Health
12/4/2021 10:42:27 AM
Moyo was doing genomic sequencing of COVID-19 samples at his lab in Botswana two weeks ago and noticed three cases that seemed dramatically different

Life & Style - Health
12/4/2021 10:37:29 AM
South African scientists are warning that reinfections among people who’ve already battled COVID-19 appear to be more likely with the new omicron variant than with earlier coronavirus mutants

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