covid-19

  • Australia reports first locally transmitted Omicron case

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    Australia reports first locally transmitted Omicron case

  • Covid-19: 1,101 new cases and nine more deaths in Singapore; weekly infection growth rate at 0.70

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    Covid-19: 1,101 new cases and nine more deaths in Singapore; weekly infection growth rate at 0.70

  • UK study finds mRNA Covid-19 vaccines provide biggest booster impact

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    UK study finds mRNA Covid-19 vaccines provide biggest booster impact

  • EU: Omicron may become dominant in Europe in months

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    EU: Omicron may become dominant in Europe in months

  • Omicron: What we know and what we don’t

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    Omicron: What we know and what we don’t

  • Australian Open leaves A$100m hole in Tennis Australia accounts

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    Australian Open leaves A$100m hole in Tennis Australia accounts

  • Despite Omicron surge, S.Africa so far sees mild symptoms

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    Despite Omicron surge, S.Africa so far sees mild symptoms

  • Five cases of Omicron variant confirmed in New York state, says governor

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    Five cases of Omicron variant confirmed in New York state, says governor

  • Biden opens winter battle against Covid-19

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    Biden opens winter battle against Covid-19

  • Lakers’ James clears NBA Covid protocols with negative tests

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    Lakers’ James clears NBA Covid protocols with negative tests

  • S. African research shows reinfections three times more likely with Omicron:

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    S. African research shows reinfections three times more likely with Omicron:

  • Germany cracks down on unjabbed as US eyes winter battle

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    Germany cracks down on unjabbed as US eyes winter battle

  • MoH identifies 50 countries posing risk of Omicron spread

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    MoH identifies 50 countries posing risk of Omicron spread

  • IATA: Air travel recovery continues in October but travel bans could derail it

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    IATA: Air travel recovery continues in October but travel bans could derail it

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  • Iceland’s first Omicron case reported in man who had not travelled

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    Iceland’s first Omicron case reported in man who had not travelled

    COPENHAGEN, Dec 2 — Iceland’s health authorities have confirmed the country’s first known case of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, newspaper Morgunbladid reported today....

  • Bundesliga top spot up for grabs as Dortmund face Bayern

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    Bundesliga top spot up for grabs as Dortmund face Bayern

    BERLIN, Dec 2 — The timing of Saturday’s clash between hosts Borussia Dortmund and Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich could not have been better, with a point separating the...

  • Covid-19: Singapore detects first 2 Omicron infections; imported cases arrived on SIA flight from Johannesburg

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    Covid-19: Singapore detects first 2 Omicron infections; imported cases arrived on SIA flight from Johannesburg

    SINGAPORE, Dec 2 — Two imported cases of Covid-19 in Singapore have tested preliminarily positive for the Omicron variant of concern, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said toda)....

  • China accelerating research into Covid-19 shots targeting Omicron, report state media

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    China accelerating research into Covid-19 shots targeting Omicron, report state media

    BEIJING, Dec 2 — China is accelerating research and development of Covid-19 vaccines targeting the Omicron variant, a health official said on Thursday, amid concerns among...

  • India announces first two cases of Omicron variant

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    India announces first two cases of Omicron variant

    NEW DELHI, Dec 2 — India announced its first two cases of the highly infectious Omicron Covid variant today, months after a devastating wave of the virus killed more than...

  • Germany to impose restrictions on unvaccinated to break Covid surge

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    Germany to impose restrictions on unvaccinated to break Covid surge

    BERLIN, Dec 2 — Germany is expected to impose restrictions on the unvaccinated today as it seeks to break a dramatic surge in daily coronavirus infections exacerbated by the...

  • Johor says need at least two more weeks for additional Land VTL SOP after the rise of Omicron

    16 hours ago

    Johor says need at least two more weeks for additional Land VTL SOP after the rise of Omicron

    JOHOR BARU, Dec 2 — The Johor government said both Malaysia and Singapore will need about two weeks to a month to look into the need to implement additional or stringent...

  • Portuguese health chief sees daily Covid-19 cases doubling at Christmas

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    Portuguese health chief sees daily Covid-19 cases doubling at Christmas

    LISBON, Dec 2 —The wave of coronavirus infections in Portugal is expected to worsen and new daily cases could double to around 9,000 during the Christmas period, the health...

  • Hong Kong quarantine pushes Cathay pilots to ‘breaking point’

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    Hong Kong quarantine pushes Cathay pilots to ‘breaking point’

    HONG KONG, Dec 2 — Cathay Pacific has been hit by a wave of pilot resignations in recent weeks as resentment over Hong Kong’s strict quarantine regime boils over and crew...

  • Asian stocks mixed with traders sensitive to Omicron headlines

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    Asian stocks mixed with traders sensitive to Omicron headlines

    HONG KONG, Dec 2 — Asian markets were mixed today and oil edged up with traders trying to claw back Omicron-induced losses but still full of uncertainty after Wall Street...

  • Hong Kong to launch mobile ‘health code’ app ahead of China border opening

    19 hours ago

    Hong Kong to launch mobile ‘health code’ app ahead of China border opening

    HONG KONG, Dec 2 — Hong Kong authorities will launch a new “health code” mobile phone application next week that travellers to mainland China would be required to use as the...

  • European stocks slide at open on US Omicron case

    19 hours ago

    European stocks slide at open on US Omicron case

    LONDON, Dec 2 — European stock markets sank in opening deals today following the first Omicron coronavirus case in the United States. Sentiment was also hampered by expectations...

  • Oil producers to increase output in January despite Omicron jitters

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    Oil producers to increase output in January despite Omicron jitters

    LONDON, Dec 2 — Major oil producers decided today to raise output levels in January, despite the Omicron coronavirus variant raising fresh questions over demand. The Opec+...

  • Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases creep up to 5,806

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    Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases creep up to 5,806

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has logged 5,806 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The latest number represented an increase of 367 cases from the new...

  • Johor says users of Land VTL with Singapore rising steadily

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    Johor says users of Land VTL with Singapore rising steadily

    JOHOR BARU, Dec 2 — The Johor government said the number of travellers using the Causeway between Malaysia and Singapore under the Land Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) has...

  • Indonesia tightens travel curbs as it braces for Omicron arrival

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    Indonesia tightens travel curbs as it braces for Omicron arrival

    JAKARTA, Dec 2 — Authorities in Indonesia have tightened border curbs, extended quarantine and limited movement on strategic toll roads, in a preemptive move to limit the spread...

  • Australia Omicron count edges higher, health authorities on edge

    23 hours ago

    Australia Omicron count edges higher, health authorities on edge

    SYDNEY, Dec 2 — Australia’s tally of people with the new Omicron variant of Covid-19 edged higher on Thursday, prompting state governments to bolster domestic border controls...

  • Japan eases blanket ban on new incoming flight bookings

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    Japan eases blanket ban on new incoming flight bookings

    TOKYO, Dec 2 — Japan has softened its suspension of all new incoming flight bookings to make it easier for citizens to return, the government said Thursday, a day after it...

  • Khairy: 73 Covid-19 cases found in Cyberjaya school, but no severe infections

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    Khairy: 73 Covid-19 cases found in Cyberjaya school, but no severe infections

    KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 2 — Public health officials have so far detected 73 Covid-19 cases in Sekolah Seri Puteri, Cyberjaya, according to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin. In a...

  • Covid-19: 1,324 new cases and eight more deaths in Singapore; weekly infection growth rate at 0.67

    1 day ago

    Covid-19: 1,324 new cases and eight more deaths in Singapore; weekly infection growth rate at 0.67

    SINGAPORE, Dec 2 — Singapore on Wednesday (Dec 1) recorded 1,324 new cases of Covid-19 and eight more deaths due to complications from the disease. The daily case count is...

  • Does Omicron pose higher risks for infants than other variants?

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    Does Omicron pose higher risks for infants than other variants?

    JOHANNESBURG, Dec 2 — Data from an area in South Africa hard-hit by the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has shown a high number of hospital admissions of infants under two...