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Omicron Has Higher Risk of Reinfection Than Delta and Beta Variants: Singapore's Health Ministry

The ministry said it has, over the past several days, reviewed reports from South Africa and other countries, and actively engaged experts in affected countries to obtain first-hand information.

6 Dec 2021 7:51 am
Putin Hopes WHO Soon Approves Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday voiced hope for a quick approval of the country's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine by the World Health Organization, saying the move is essential for expanding its global supplies.

6 Dec 2021 12:33 am
Senegal Registers First Case of Coronavirus Omicron Variant

The case was detected Friday from a 58-year-old man who arrived in Senegal on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 by flight from a country in the sub-region.

5 Dec 2021 8:30 pm
UK Tightens Travel Testing Rules Amid Omicron Concerns

Britain's government tightened travel restrictions Saturday amid concerns about the spread of the omicron coronavirus variant, saying all travelers arriving in England will need to take a COVID19 test before they board their flight.

5 Dec 2021 1:05 am
Contact Tracing Revs Up In Some States As Omicron Reaches US

The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations in an attempt to slow and better understand its spread as scientists study how contagious it is and whether it can thwart vaccines.

4 Dec 2021 5:12 am
Belgian Zoo Says Its 2 Very Runny-nosed Hippos Have COVID-19

A Belgian zoo said Friday that a pair of hippopotamuses in its care are in isolation after testing positive for COVID19, possibly the first time ever such animals have caught the disease.

4 Dec 2021 12:33 am