World Health Organization notes 50 of the 53 countries and territories in its European region have reported the variant, as it calls for indoor mask mandate and speedy vaccinations.
Almost every country on the planet has reduced its tobacco intake in 2020, according to the WHO’s latest findings.
The World Health Organization urges caution over the Omicron variant, saying it has a growth advantage over the Delta variant.
The World Health Organization said the new variant is spreading even in countries with high vaccination rates or in regions with notable recovery from Covid-19.
Violent protests have taken place on the island against Paris’ vaccine mandate and it isn’t hard to empathise with their distrust of authority.
Omicron has been designated a variant of concern because of the number of mutations and because early information suggests it may be more transmissible than other variants of the virus.
Covid-19 has infected more than 261M people and killed over 5.2M. Here are the latest developments related to the pandemic for November 28, 2021:
New cases were confirmed in Australia, Germany, UK and Italy, while Israel closes its borders to all foreigners in a bid to stem the spread of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
New concerns over the variant pummelled financial markets, especially stocks of airlines and others in the travel sector, and oil, which tumbled by about $10 a barrel.
The restrictions have sent shockwaves through South Africa's tourist industry, which has been looking to visitors from the wealthier northern hemisphere to bring in desperately-needed income.
The WHO designated the new strain of the coronavirus first identified in southern Africa as “of concern” on Friday, as a number of countries moved to ban air travel.
A new global assessment found that 48 percent of the population currently eats either too little or too much, resulting in harmful impacts for people and planet.
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