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Singapore, Malaysia reopen land border amid worries over the Omicron COVID-19 variant Singapore, Malaysia reopen land border amid worries over the Omicron COVID-19 variant
Singapore and Malaysia reopened one of the world’s busiest land borders on Monday, allowing vaccinated travelers to cross after nearly two years of being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.For the ...
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Two cases of Omicron variant detected in Canada, government says Two cases of Omicron variant detected in Canada, government says
Two cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, first detected in Southern Africa last week, have been confirmed in Canada, provincial health officials said on Sunday.The cases were reported in ...
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Australia's reopening plans in doubt after Omicron cases Australia's reopening plans in doubt after Omicron cases
Australia will review its plans to reopen borders to skilled migrants and students from Dec. 1, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, after the country reported its first cases of the Omicron ...
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Dutch police arrest couple that fled COVID-19 quarantine Dutch police arrest couple that fled COVID-19 quarantine
Dutch military police on Sunday said they had arrested a married couple who left a hotel where they were in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19, and were attempting to flee the country.The ...
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France detects eight possible Omicron cases: Health ministry France detects eight possible Omicron cases: Health ministry
France's Health Ministry said on Sunday it had detected eight possible cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant across the country after the government announced it would tighten restrictions to contain ...
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UAE offers COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for adults amid concern over Omicron UAE offers COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for adults amid concern over Omicron
The UAE announced on Sunday that it has made COVID-19 vaccine booster shots available for everyone over the age of 18, as international concern rises over the spread of the new variant Omicron across ...
Coronavirus 7 hours ago
WHO says PCR tests detect Omicron, new COVID-19 variant has higher reinfection risk WHO says PCR tests detect Omicron, new COVID-19 variant has higher reinfection risk
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday that standard PCR tests for COVID-19 can detect infection with Omicron, and that the new variant has an increased risk of reinfection, according to ...
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COVID-19 variants emerge due to lax precautions, not getting vaccinated: Saudi Arabia COVID-19 variants emerge due to lax precautions, not getting vaccinated: Saudi Arabia
The emergence of COVID-19 variants is the result of not achieving health-related goals, individuals not getting vaccinated, and severe laxity in precautions, the official spokesman for Saudi Arabia’s ...
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UK expects to receive COVID booster advice imminently: Health minister  UK expects to receive COVID booster advice imminently: Health minister 
Britain’s health minister Sajid Javid said on Sunday he expected to receive advice imminently on whether the government can broaden a booster jab program to try to tackle the emergence of the newly ...
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Saudi Arabia suspends flights to several countries due to COVID-19 variant Saudi Arabia suspends flights to several countries due to COVID-19 variant
Saudi Arabia on Sunday suspended flights coming to and from Malawi, Zambia, Madagascar, Angola, Seychelles, Mauritius, and Comoros due to the outbreak of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, the official ...
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Israel closes borders to all foreigners over COVID-19 Omicron variant Israel closes borders to all foreigners over COVID-19 Omicron variant
Israel is to close its borders to all foreigners later Sunday in a bid to stem the spread of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, authorities said.For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated ...
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Australia confirms first COVID-19 Omicron variant cases Australia confirms first COVID-19 Omicron variant cases
Health officials in Australia said Sunday they had detected the Covid Omicron strain for the first time after testing two passengers from southern Africa who flew into Sydney.For the latest headlines, ...
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UK confirms first two cases of new COVID strain Omicron UK confirms first two cases of new COVID strain Omicron
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.“After overnight ...
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India’s Modi orders review of reopening on Omicron COVID-19 concerns India’s Modi orders review of reopening on Omicron COVID-19 concerns
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told officials on Saturday to review plans to ease travel restrictions as concerns rise over the new Omicron variant of COVID-19.The world’s second-worst affected ...
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India decides to resume regular international flights from Dec. 15 after 21 months India decides to resume regular international flights from Dec. 15 after 21 months
India will resume regular, scheduled international flights from December 15 after a gap of almost 21 months, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced in New Delhi on Friday, ...
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US President Biden calls for IP protection waivers after Omicron discovery US President Biden calls for IP protection waivers after Omicron discovery
US President Joe Biden on Friday called on nations expected to meet at the World Trade Organization next week to agree to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in the wake of ...
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Germany finds suspected COVID-19 variant case Germany finds suspected COVID-19 variant case
A German regional official said Saturday that health authorities have identified the first suspected case in the country of the new COVID-19 variant, in a person who returned from South Africa.For the ...
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UAE says 100 pct of population received one COVID-19 jab UAE says 100 pct of population received one COVID-19 jab
One hundred percent of the United Arab Emirates’ population has received at least one dose of a vaccine against COVID-19, the health ministry has said.For the latest headlines, follow our Google News ...
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Dutch authorities reveal 61 travelers from South Africa  test positive for COVID-19 Dutch authorities reveal 61 travelers from South Africa test positive for COVID-19
Dutch health authorities said that 61 people who arrived in Amsterdam on two flights from South Africa on Friday tested positive for COVID-19, and they were conducting further testing early Saturday ...
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Oman suspends entry from seven countries including South Africa over COVID-19 Oman suspends entry from seven countries including South Africa over COVID-19
Oman has suspended entry to travelers from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Eswatini starting from Nov. 28 due to the spread of a new variant of COVID-19 discovered ...
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Thailand bans entry of people traveling from eight African countries Thailand bans entry of people traveling from eight African countries
Thailand on Saturday said it would ban entry of people traveling from eight African countries it designated as high-risk for the new B 1.1.529 COVID-19 variant, a senior health official said.For the ...
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New COVID-19 variant Omicron threat causes worldwide scramble New COVID-19 variant Omicron threat causes worldwide scramble
Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world is racing to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on nearly ...
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WHO classifies renamed COVID-19 strain, Omicron, ‘variant of concern’ WHO classifies renamed COVID-19 strain, Omicron, ‘variant of concern’
The World Health Organization on Friday declared the recently-discovered B.1.1.529 strain of COVID-19 to be a variant of concern, renaming it Omicron.For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated ...
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UAE bans travelers from southern African states over COVID-19 concerns UAE bans travelers from southern African states over COVID-19 concerns
The United Arab Emirates has banned entry to travelers from seven south African countries due to concerns related to the spread of a new COVID-19 variant, the state news agency WAM reported on ...
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Saudi Arabia suspends flights to and from seven southern African states over COVID Saudi Arabia suspends flights to and from seven southern African states over COVID
Saudi Arabia has suspended flights to and from seven southern African nations due to concerns related to the spread of the new variant of COVID-19.For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated ...
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