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Al-Ahram Weekly - Features
1/18/2022 9:11:49 PM
The fast-spreading Omicron variant of Covid-19 is adding to the burdens that the pandemic has been placing on people’s lives.

Sports - International
1/18/2022 4:10:16 PM
Only "selected'' spectators will be permitted at next month's Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said Monday.

World - International
1/18/2022 12:30:03 PM
Japan's government is preparing social restrictions in Tokyo and other regions as the omicron variant of the coronavirus infects more people.

Egypt - Health
1/17/2022 10:56:14 PM
The highly infectious coronavirus variant Omicron is responsible for the “vast majority” of coronavirus cases in Egypt, Presidential Adviser for Health Affairs Mohamed Awad Tag El-Din said on Monday.

World - International
1/17/2022 7:45:10 PM
The coronavirus' omicron variant starting to barrel across South America is pressuring hospitals whose employees are taking sick leave, leaving facilities understaffed to cope with COVID-19's third wave.

World - International
1/17/2022 4:28:44 PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping called Monday for greater world cooperation against COVID-19 and pledged to send an additional 1 billion doses of vaccine to other countries, while urging other powers to discard a ``Cold-War mentality'' at a time of rising geopolitical tensions, a not-so-veiled swipe at the United States.

World - International
1/16/2022 5:30:53 PM
A World Health Organization official warned last week of a ``closing window of opportunity'' for European countries to prevent their health care systems from being overwhelmed as the omicron variant produces near-vertical growth in coronavirus infections.

World - International
1/16/2022 3:41:21 PM
COVID-19 infections are soaring again at US nursing homes because of the omicron wave, and deaths are climbing too, leading to new restrictions on family visits and a renewed push to get more residents and staff members vaccinated and boosted.

World - International
1/16/2022 11:27:16 AM
Beijing has reported its first local omicron infection, according to state media, weeks before the Winter Olympic Games are due to start.

Sports - Omni sports
1/16/2022 10:34:52 AM
Beijing has reported its first local omicron infection, according to state media, weeks before the Winter Olympic Games are due to start.

World - International
1/15/2022 6:10:27 PM
An Omicron case has been detected in Beijing, officials in the Chinese capital said Saturday, as the country battles multiple outbreaks of the highly transmissible coronavirus variant ahead of the Winter Olympics.

World - International
1/15/2022 5:38:09 PM
Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron's whirlwind advance practically ensures it won't be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world.

World - International
1/14/2022 6:58:16 PM
The United States' Omicron wave is beginning to recede in New York and other major cities, official data showed this week, even as Covid-19 hospitalizations, a lagging indicator, reached new highs.

World - International
1/14/2022 6:04:38 PM
The Russian government on Friday chose to delay adopting unpopular legislation restricting access to public places for the unvaccinated, despite an infection surge and warnings from top officials about the spread of the omicron variant.

World - International
1/14/2022 1:25:21 PM
Germany's economy grew modestly last year, likely shrinking in the final months as the coronavirus pandemic and supply chain issues held back Europe's industrial powerhouse, official data showed Friday.

World - Region
1/13/2022 10:28:50 AM
South Korea on Thursday received its first supply of Pfizer's antiviral COVID-19 pills to treat patients with mild or moderate symptoms.

Life & Style - Health
1/12/2022 9:37:10 PM
It's not yet clear, but some early data suggests people might become contagious sooner than with earlier variants _ possibly within a day after infection.

World - International
1/12/2022 6:57:00 PM
The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is dangerous -- and especially so for those who have not been vaccinated against the disease, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

World - International
1/12/2022 2:43:04 PM
President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday Russia had two weeks to prepare for a fresh wave of coronavirus infections driven by the Omicron variant after the WHO warned of a surge in Europe.

World - International
1/12/2022 1:31:48 PM
The Biden administration is increasing federal support for COVID-19 testing for schools in a bid to keep them open amid the omicron surge.

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