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Business - Economy
12/7/2021 3:12:23 PM
The current generation of students risks losing $17 trillion in lifetime earnings –about 14 percent of the global GDP at the present value – as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its related school closures, a new report published on Monday by the World Bank, UNESCO, and UNICEF estimated.

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 - Foreign Affairs
12/7/2021 1:38:25 PM
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry stressed that Egypt will spare no efforts to support African countries in overcoming the impacts of the coronavirus and realise the aspirations of their peoples for a better future.

World - International
12/6/2021 9:10:35 PM
Nightclubs in France will be ordered to close for four weeks starting this weekend to counter surging Covid-19 cases that have seen hospitals announce emergency protocols as beds fill up, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Monday.

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 6:30:53 PM
All private employers in New York City will have to require their workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, the mayor announced Monday, imposing one of the most aggressive vaccine rules in the nation.

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.

World - International
12/5/2021 6:15:17 PM
Belgian police used water cannon and tear gas Sunday to disperse some rowdy protesters in Brussels after most demonstrators marched peacefully to protest tightened COVID-19 restrictions that aim to counter a surge of coronavirus infections.

World - International
12/4/2021 6:46:04 PM
A rush of vaccine-seeking customers and staff shortages are squeezing drugstores around the U.S., leading to frazzled workers and temporary pharmacy closures.

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.

World - International
12/4/2021 3:56:20 PM
Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday made what is likely her final appeal before leaving office next week for Germans to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Egypt - Society
12/4/2021 2:45:50 PM
Renowned Egyptian political researcher and expert in African affairs Hani Raslan died on Saturday due to COVID-19 complications.

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

World - International
12/3/2021 12:41:23 PM
Germany's health minister said Friday that more than 1% of the population is currently infected with the coronavirus, and he called on citizens to get vaccinated if they haven't done so yet.

World - International
12/1/2021 9:01:02 PM
A person in California became the first in the US to have an identified case of the COVID-19 omicron variant, US officials said Wednesday as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new strain of the virus.

World - International
12/1/2021 3:43:11 PM
Austria's lockdown has officially been extended until Dec. 11 as planned amid signs that the measures are helping to bring down a sky-high corona virus infection rate.

Al-Ahram Weekly - Economy
12/1/2021 10:53:00 AM
While tourism has been picking up in Luxor in the wake of promotional events such as the inauguration of the Avenue of the Sphinxes, it remains to be seen how it will stand up to the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

World - Region
12/1/2021 10:51:30 AM
President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he would decide on a weekly basis whether to extend US travel bans on southern Africa, depending what happens with the worrying new Omicron variant of Covid-19.

World - Africa
12/1/2021 10:50:42 AM
Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, on Wednesday confirmed its first cases of the new Covid-19 variant, among three passengers who had arrived from South Africa.

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