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Omicron variant shuts borders across the globe

Passengers stroll with their baggage upon their arrival at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport. — AFP THE HAGUE: The outbreak of a brand new, closely mutated COVID-19 variant, Omicron has shut borders and renewed curbs as the European Union chief stated governments confronted a “race against time” to know the pressure. Indonesia […]

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Investors continue to watch omicron Covid variant

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific fell in Monday morning commerce as buyers monitor developments surrounding the not too long ago found omicron Covid variant. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.73% in morning commerce whereas the Topix index shed 1.17%. South Korea’s Kospi shed 0.37%. Shares in Australia additionally slipped […]

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South Africa Is Better Vaccinated Than Most African Countries

On the face of it, the emergence of the Omicron variant is the sad achievement of professional predictions that the failure to prioritize vaccinations for African nations would enable the coronavirus to proceed to flow into and mutate there, imperiling the world’s potential to maneuver past the pandemic. As Western […]

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Israel closes borders to all foreigners over Omicron

It was solely 4 weeks in the past that Israel reopened its borders to international vacationers after a protracted closure due to Covid-19. Photo: AFP JERUSALEM: Israel is to shut its borders to all foreigners later Sunday in a bid to stem the unfold of the brand new Omicron variant […]

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taliban: Afghanistan’s economy crashed since Taliban takeover, plunging country into world’s worst humanitarian crises: Report

KABUL: Afghanistan’s economy has crashed since the Taliban’s take over of Kabul in mid-August, plunging the country into one of many world’s worst humanitarian crises, stated a media report. Writing in New York Times, Christina Goldbaum stated that “three months into the Taliban’s rule, Afghanistan’s economy has all but collapsed, […]

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IS roadside bomb in Iraq leaves 5 peshmerga useless, 4 wounded

BAGHDAD (AP) — A roadside bomb assault by Islamic State group fighters in northern Iraq killed 5 Kurdish forces and wounded 4 others, Kurdish state information company Rudaw reported Sunday. The peshmerga fighters had been killed in the Garmian district in Iraq’s Kurdish-run north late Saturday. IS militants then attacked […]

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U.Okay. Confirms Two Cases of Omicron Coronavirus Variant

As the world scrambled to forestall the unfold of the brand new Omicron coronavirus variant that was first detected in southern Africa, Britain’s Health Security Agency confirmed on Saturday that two instances of the variant had been recorded within the nation. In a information convention on Saturday night, Prime Minister […]

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UK toughens COVID-19 rules as new Omicron strain arrives

Prime Minister Boris Johnson proclaims more durable rules in a bid to curb the unfold of a new variant of Covid-19. Photo: AFP LONDON: Britain on Saturday introduced more durable entry rules for all arriving passengers and the return of a masks mandate, after confirming its first two instances of […]

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U.S. to restrict travel from South Africa, 7 other nations

A traveler wears a face masks whereas checking their cellphone on the arrivals degree exterior the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid elevated Covid-19 travel restrictions on January 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — […]

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Australia Covid news live replace: states and territories tighten border restrictions over Omicron variant fears | Australia news

Wall Street suffered its greatest one-day drop in months on Friday, dragging Australian share futures down 104 factors or 1.4 per cent to 7166. “Shares remain vulnerable to further short-term weakness with possible triggers being the rebound in coronavirus cases globally and the new Omicron variant,” AMP Capital chief economist […]