Industry players jittery while awaiting govt’s response to Omicron
They voice the most concern over the possibility of more lockdowns and border closures.
Israel to ban entry of foreigners from all countries over Omicron
It is the first country to shut its borders completely in response to the new virus variant.
The knowns and unknowns about new Omicron variant
Experts say vaccination should remain a priority despite questions about effectiveness against Omicron, because it is likely that they still remain protective to a certain extent.
UK to ban travel from 6 African countries due to new Covid variant
All flights from South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Botswana have been suspended.
WHO monitoring new virus variant ‘Mu’
Mu, known scientifically as B.1.621, has been classified as a 'variant of interest'.
South Africa scientists monitoring new virus variant
C.1.2. caught scientists' attention because its mutation is almost twice as fast as observed in other global variants, although its frequency remains relatively low.
Double Covid jab seems to curb Delta variant, says EMA
The European Medicines Agency says the four vaccines approved in the European Union – Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson – seem to be protecting against all strains circulating in the continent.
Israel resumes indoor mask requirement amid virus spike
This comes after four days of more than 100 new cases a day.
Over 10,000 daily UK Covid cases for first time in 4 months
A government report has found that cases are 'rising exponentially' across England, driven by mostly unvaccinated age groups.
Kelantan’s spike in infections, deaths may be due to Beta variant, says state health director
Dr Zaini Hussin says it's possible that the majority of Covid-19 cases in Kelantan are of the Beta variant.
UK says Delta variant 60% more transmissible
The Delta variant, which first emerged in India, has caused a rise in cases in the UK.
Vietnam discovers new hybrid virus variant
The new variant, which is said to spread quickly by air, is a combination of the Indian and British strains, health authorities say.