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Omicron: Five steps to avoid, ten to take immediately
World

Omicron: Five steps to avoid, ten to take immediately

It’s naïve to believe that imposing travel bans on a handful of countries will stop the import of a variant; it will disperse across the globe unless it is an island, which shuts out the rest of the world

Why WHO chose to skip 'Nu' and 'Xi' and named new COVID-19 variant as Omicron
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Why WHO chose to skip 'Nu' and 'Xi' and named new COVID-19 variant as Omicron

The naming decision went viral on Twitter, with some netizens questioning the method in which the name was chosen and whether the United Nations health agency had done so in order to avoid antagonising China

Narendra Modi asks officials to review easing of international travel curbs over new COVID-19 variant Omicron
India

Narendra Modi asks officials to review easing of international travel curbs over new COVID-19 variant Omicron

The prime minister’s meeting with top officials came amid rising global concern about the B.1.1.529 strain of coronavirus

Arvind Kejriwal urges PM Modi to stop flights from countries affected by new COVID-19 variant
India

Arvind Kejriwal urges PM Modi to stop flights from countries affected by new COVID-19 variant

Amid rising concern about a new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron', India has added several countries to the list from where travellers would need to follow additional measures on arrival, including post-arrival testing for infection

Bags packed, but nowhere to go: Passengers rush to leave South Africa as Omicron variant prompts travel bans
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Bags packed, but nowhere to go: Passengers rush to leave South Africa as Omicron variant prompts travel bans

The European Union and other major destinations, including the United States and Canada, have moved to block flights from African countries following the discovery of the new COVID-19 variant

Explained: Will flight restrictions help as new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron' emerges?
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Explained: Will flight restrictions help as new COVID-19 variant 'Omicron' emerges?

Some say at best the restrictions can buy time for new public health measures to be put in place. At worst, they do little to stop the spread and give a false sense of security.

WHO terms new COVID-19 variant as 'Omicron': ‘Variant of concern’ prompts global flight bans, forces WTO to defer meet
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WHO terms new COVID-19 variant as 'Omicron': ‘Variant of concern’ prompts global flight bans, forces WTO to defer meet

The global health agency said evidence on Omicron showed an increased risk of reinfection compared to other variants, indicating that people who contracted COVID-19 and recovered could be more subject to catching it again