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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
1/15/2022 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
1/11/2022 2:59:34 PM
More than half of people in Europe are on track to contract the Omicron coronavirus variant in the next two months if infections continue at current rates, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

World - International
12/28/2021 6:21:56 PM
The WHO warned Tuesday that the Omicron coronavirus variant could lead to overwhelmed healthcare systems even though early studies suggest it leads to milder disease, as China and Germany brought back tough restrictions to stamp out new infection surges.

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.

Business - Energy
12/20/2021 12:12:01 PM
World oil prices fell by more than five percent on Monday, as energy demand fears grew over the fast-spreading Omicron coronavirus variant. In morning deals, Brent North Sea crude tumbled 5.1 percent to $69.79 per barrel and New York's West Texas Intermediate oil lost 5.7 percent to $66.84.

World - International
12/18/2021 9:39:11 PM
The Netherlands will go into "lockdown" over the Christmas period to try to stop a surge of the Omicron coronavirus variant, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Saturday.

World - International
12/14/2021 11:30:11 PM
The new coronavirus variant Omicron is spreading at an unprecedented rate, the WHO said Tuesday, urging countries to act swiftly to rein in transmission and protect their health systems.

World - International
12/3/2021 12:17:34 AM
The global initiative to share coronavirus vaccines fairly already scaled back its pledge to the world's poor once. Now, to meet even that limited promise, COVAX would have to deliver more than a million doses every hour until the end of the year in some of the world's most challenging places.

World - International
12/2/2021 1:47:07 PM
India has confirmed its first two cases of the omicron coronavirus variant. India's Health Ministry says the cases include two men in southern Karnataka state. The ministry says they came from abroad, but did not say where.

World - Region
12/1/2021 9:59:37 PM
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said Wednesday they detected their first cases of the new coronavirus variant, recording the first known instances of omicron infections in the Persian Gulf region.

World - International
12/1/2021 1:24:19 PM
The European Union has decided against holding a special remote summit of the bloc's leaders on the omicron coronavirus variant for the time being, an official said Wednesday.

World - Region
12/1/2021 12:52:01 PM
Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it detected its first case of the new coronavirus variant omicron.

World - International
11/30/2021 8:01:30 PM
Vaccines specially adapted for the new Omicron coronavirus variant could be approved in three to four months if they are needed, the head of the EU's drug regulator said on Tuesday.

Sports - World
11/30/2021 10:34:55 AM
Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of the omicron coronavirus variant among members of a professional soccer club and were investigating whether it was one of the first reported cases of local transmission of the virus outside of southern Africa.

Sports - World
11/29/2021 11:48:44 AM
Portuguese health authorities say they have identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant believed to be more contagious, among team members of a professional soccer club.

World - International
11/29/2021 11:08:54 AM
As cases of a new coronavirus variant are confirmed around the world, Japan announced Monday that it will suspend entry of all foreign visitors, joining an increasing number of countries that are tightening their borders as fear spreads of yet another extension of pandemic suffering.

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.

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.

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