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World - Africa
11/28/2021 9:17:40 PM
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday called on countries to "urgently" reverse "scientifically unjustified" travel bans linked to the discovery of the new highly-mutated coronavirus variant Omicron.

World - International
11/28/2021 8:54:46 PM
The Netherlands moved into a tougher lockdown Sunday that was announced amid spiking infections even before the country recorded its first confirmed cases of the new, more highly transmissible omicron virus variant.

World - International
11/28/2021 5:52:46 PM
Britain's government on Sunday defended the pace and scale of its response to the new Omicron strain of Covid-19 against criticism that it was again falling behind the curve.

World - Region
11/28/2021 5:52:31 PM
Morocco is suspending all incoming air travel from around the world starting Monday for two weeks because of the rapid spread of the new omicron variant, the Foreign Ministry announced Sunday.

Egypt - Health
11/28/2021 2:45:29 PM
Egypt said that no Omicron cases have been detected among the Egyptian community in South Africa, where the new coronavirus variant first surfaced.

Egypt - Health
11/28/2021 12:15:09 PM
Switzerland has announced the imposition of 10-day quarantine on travellers arriving from five countries, including Egypt, in a bid to curtail the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant.

World - Region
11/28/2021 10:48:20 AM
Israel on Sunday approved barring entry to foreign nationals and the use of controversial technology for contact tracing as part of its efforts to clamp down on a new coronavirus variant.

World - Region
11/27/2021 10:27:56 PM
Britain on Saturday confirmed its first two cases of the new Omicron strain of Covid-19, both linked to travel from southern Africa, and expanded travel restrictions on the region.

World - International
11/27/2021 9:42:45 PM
Italy on Saturday said it had detected its first case of the new Omicron strain of Covid-19 in a traveler from Mozambique.

World - International
11/27/2021 9:12:08 PM
The U.K. tightened up rules Saturday on mask-wearing and on testing of international arrivals after finding two cases of the new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus as governments around the world sought to shore up their defenses.

World - International
11/27/2021 9:00:00 PM
The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread.

World - Africa
11/27/2021 6:16:14 PM
Worried scientists in South Africa are scrambling to combat the lightning spread across the country of the new and highly transmissible omicron COVID-19 variant as the world grapples with its emergence.

Egypt - Health
11/27/2021 1:01:37 PM
Egypt has suspended direct flights from and to South Africa over concerns of new Covid-19 variant “Omicron”.

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