Shanghai Extends Lockdown After Covid-19 Virus Outbreak ‘Extremely Grim’

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According to a city official, the situation in China’s largest metropolis of Shanghai remains “extremely grim” amid an ongoing lockdown that has forced around 26 million people to remain at home. Chinese state media quoted Gu Honghui, the director of Shanghai’s epidemic control working group, as saying that the outbreak was “still at a high […]

Omicron BA.2 Sub-Variant Is Dominant In South Africa

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According to Africa’s top public health body, the BA.2 subvariant of Omicron is now the dominant variant of Covid-19 in South Africa, and it has been found in multiple other countries in the continent. “We have data from South Africa that the BA.2 variant has now become prevalent in South Africa,” said John Nkengasong, director […]

COVID-19 Panel Of Malaysia Recommends Full Border Reopening In March

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In a statement, Malaysia’s Coronavirus Recovery Council said it has recommended reopening its borders without mandatory quarantine on March 1 as part of efforts to accelerate economic recovery. Since March 2020, the Southeast Asian nation has closed its borders and frozen foreign worker entry in an effort to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak. It comes […]

From 1 February, Italy To Relax Travel Restrictions For EU Citizens

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Italian health ministry officials said Wednesday that starting from February 1 all visitors from European Union countries will be exempt from the Covid-19 restrictions. In a statement, Health Minister Roberto Speranza announced that travellers from EU countries would only need a “green pass.” The green pass is a document that shows proof of immunity to […]

US Covid-19 Cases Numbers 8 Million In One Week

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In the past week, there have been more cases of Covid-19 in the Americas than ever before. The highly contagious Omicron variant appears to be the predominant strain in the Americas, according to the Pan American Health Organization. In the past week, there were over 8 million new cases, which is 32% more than the […]

Cook Islands Travel Is Quarantine-free Despite Outbreaks Of Omicron

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Despite the outbreak of Covid-19 Omicron in New Zealand, the quarantine-free travel bubble with the Cook Islands remains open. Yesterday, the Cook Islands cabinet met after receiving notification that two visitors from Aotearoa visited Covid-19 locations of interest before they left. In addition to keeping the bubble open, the government says it will introduce a […]

UAE Reports 2,792 New Covid-19 Cases And 1,166 Recoveries Today

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According to the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, there were 2,792 cases of Covid-19 coronavirus on Tuesday, with 1,166 recovering and three dying. The new cases were discovered through 487,749 more tests. The total number of active cases is 46,452. In UAE as of January 18, there are 811,029 cases, while there are 762,379 […]