France Likely To Lift Covid Restrictions, Mask Rule As Omicron Cases Surge

French Prime Minister Jean Castex will on Thursday; set out a timetable for a gradual lifting of Covid-19 rules and restrictions in the coming months; government spokesman Gabriel Attal said. Castex will lay out the calendar along with Health Minister Olivier Veran; at a press conference following a cabinet meeting on the health crisis; with France recording an average of […]

Omicron: New York Records Rise In Hospitalised Children

With the spike in Omicron cases, New York health officials have reported an increase in children being admitted to hospitals, even as the White House committed on Sunday to fix the US’ Covid-19 test shortage as soon as possible. The New York State Department of Health warned “of an upward trend in pediatric hospitalizations associated […]

Omicron: US To Lift Travel Ban On Eight African Countries Dec 31

The United States government has disclosed that the travel ban imposed on eight southern African countries will be lifted on December 31. In November, the US announced that foreigners who have travelled to eight southern African countries within the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter the country over concerns related to the […]

Omicron: Half Of People With Sore Throats, Runny Nose And Headache Are Likely To Have Covid, Researchers Warn

As more cases of Omicron continue to emerge, researchers have warned that people who have a sore throat, runny nose and a headache have a good chance of being covid-19 positive. A team of researchers from the UK known as the Zoe Covid study team, say they have been tracking the pandemic using feedback from the general […]

Omicron Casts A New Shadow Over Economy’s Pandemic Recovery

Just as Americans and Europeans were eagerly awaiting their most normal holiday season in a couple of years, the omicron variant has unleashed a fresh round of fear and uncertainty — for travelers, shoppers, party-goers and their economies as a whole. The Rockettes have canceled their Christmas show in New York. Some London restaurants have […]

Threat Of Omicron Looms Over Xmas Holidays In Europe & US

The Netherlands went into lockdown on Sunday and the possibility of more Covid-19 restrictions over the Christmas and New Year period loomed over several European countries as the Omicron coronavirus variant spreads quickly.   In the United States, White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci; urged people travelling over the holidays to get booster shots and always wear masks in […]

South Africa President Tests Positive For Covid-19 Amid Surge Of Omicron Cases

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is receiving treatment for mild COVID-19 symptoms after testing positive for the disease Sunday, his office said. Ramaphosa started feeling unwell and a test confirmed COVID-19; a statement from the presidency announced. He is self-isolating in Cape Town and is being monitored by the South African Military Health Service the statement said. He has delegated all responsibilities […]

Omicron: The World Is Better Prepared To Tackle Potentially Bad Variants – Bill Gates

Billionaire businessman and co-founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates has stated that the world is better prepared to handle new COVID variants such as Omicron. There have been concerns worldwide over the effects of Omicron, which has been designated as a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Travel from several countries — including Nigeria […]

WHO: Omicron COVID Variant Now In 57 Countries

The World Health Organisation [WHO] has disclosed that the Omicron COVID variant has now been detected in 57 countries. Omicron – labelled a “variant of concern” – was detected by South African authorities and subsequently reported to the WHO. There are reports that the variant had been earlier detected in the Netherlands before the announcement by South […]

Omicron: Infected Nigerian Stirs Big Scare In Australia

A Nigerian who returned to Australia after a six-month absence is anticipated to be confirmed as Australia’s seventh Omicron case today. The confirmation, which will be provided within hours, came after officials issued an urgent warning to all passengers on board a Qatar Airways aircraft. The aircraft – QR908 from Doha, which landed in Sydney […]

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