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Half of Europe’ to be infected with Omicron within weeks – WHO

Half of Europe’ to be infected with Omicron within weeks – WHO…  The World Health Organization has said more than half of Europe’s population will be infected with Omicron variant of coronavirus…

Sydney gears up for New Year Eve celebrations despite record Omicron surge

Sydney gears up for New Year Eve celebrations despite record Omicron surge. Sydney, the Australian city worst-affected by the Omicron wave, will press ahead with New Year’s Eve celebrations on…

Hundreds of flights cancelled for Christmas Eve as Omicron wreaks havoc

Hundreds of flights cancelled for Christmas Eve as Omicron wreaks havoc..  Hundreds of flights have been canceled between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – with one airline blaming Omicron’s toll…

Bill Gates warns world is ‘entering the worst part of pandemic’, says his close friends have Omicron; shares prevention steps

Bill Gates warns world is ‘entering the worst part of pandemic’, says his close friends have Omicron; shares prevention steps…  As several countries are reporting rise in Omicron cases, Microsoft…

New Zealand suspends reopening of borders over Omicron

New Zealand suspends reopening of borders over Omicron..  New Zealand on Tuesday delayed the planned reopening of its international borders because of the sweeping spread of Omicron around the world.

Moderna says booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine appears protective vs Omicron

Moderna says booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine appears protective vs Omicron..  Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) said on Monday that a booster dose of its COVID-19 vaccine appeared to be protective…

Israel to ban travel to the US and Canada over the spread of the Omicron variant

Israel to ban travel to the US and Canada over the spread of the Omicron variant..  Israeli ministers on Monday approved putting the United States and Canada on its coronavirus…

UK records first Omicron death as the new coronavirus variant accounts for 4 in 10 cases in London

UK records first Omicron death as the new coronavirus variant accounts for 4 in 10 cases in London…  The UK has recorded the first death of a patient who contracted…

Pfizer vaccine provides partial protection against Omicron: South African study

Pfizer vaccine provides partial protection against Omicron: South African study…  Omicron’s ability to evade vaccine and infection-induced immunity is “robust but not complete,” said the research director of a laboratory…

South Africa president, Ramaphosa says Omicron is fueling a fourth wave of Covid

South Africa president, Ramaphosa says Omicron is fueling a fourth wave of Covid…  South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has said that Omicron is driving the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections in the country following…

Omicron variant: US to require travellers to take a COVID test 24 hours before their flight to the US

Omicron variant: US to require travellers to take a COVID test 24 hours before their flight to the US..  International travelers coming to the United States from anywhere in the…

Singer Omarion responds to people jokingly using his name instead of ‘Omicron’ for the new coronavirus variant

Singer Omarion responds to people jokingly using his name instead of ‘Omicron’ for the new coronavirus variant.. . Omarion called the internet “undefeated” after people began nicknaming the newly detected…

South Africa province where the Omicron COVID-19 variant was first detected sees 330% surge in hospitalisations in the past two weeks

South Africa province where the Omicron COVID-19 variant was first detected sees 330% surge in hospitalisations in the past two weeks..  The South African province where the Omicron COVID-19 variant was first…

Rwanda becomes first Sub-Saharan African country to ban flights to southern Africa over Omicron COVID

Rwanda becomes first Sub-Saharan African country to ban flights to southern Africa over Omicron COVID..  Rwanda has become the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to impose a ban on inbound…

Omicron: Everything you need to know about the new Covid-19 variant

Omicron: Everything you need to know about the new Covid-19 variant..  The world is on high alert again over the news of the emergence of a new Coronavirus variant called…

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus poses a ‘very high’ global risk and is likely to spread internationally, the WHO said

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus poses a ‘very high’ global risk and is likely to spread internationally, the WHO said..  The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is likely to…

Biden Administration Braces for New COVID-19 Variant Omicron

Biden Administration Braces for New COVID-19 Variant Omicron..  The U.S. is exercising caution in response to a newly detected variant of the coronavirus called omicron, which the World Health Organization…

US praises SA for ‘transparency’ in flagging Omicron variant

US praises SA for ‘transparency’ in flagging Omicron variant…  The United States praised South Africa Saturday for quickly identifying the new Covid strain called Omicron and sharing this information with the world —…

Covid-19 update: Cases continue to rise as world braces for Omicron

Cases continue to rise as world braces for Omicron…  A slight uptick in Covid-19 cases has been detected over the past 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD)…

An Omicron case hasn’t yet been detected in the US, but the concerning variant is bound to ‘go all over,’ Fauci says

An Omicron case hasn’t yet been detected in the US, but the concerning variant is bound to ‘go all over,’ Fauci says..  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said…