British Airways Suspends Hong Kong Flights as Crew Undergoes Quarantine

British Airways has temporarily suspended flights to Hong Kong on Nov. 28 amid reports of its flight crew forced to quarantine in a government facility after one member tested positive. “We have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend flights …

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Urges Countries to Lift Omicron Travel Bans

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa urged several countries on Nov. 28 to lift their travel bans following the detection of the Omicron variant in southern Africa. In a speech, Ramaphosa said he was “deeply disappointed” by some countries for their …

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Third Omicron COVID-19 Variant Case Detected in UK

The United Kingdom has detected its third case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant on Nov. 28. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said that a third individual tested positive for the B.1.1.529 variant after travel to the UK and is …

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World Health Organization Raises Concerns Over COVID-19 Omicron as Variant Continues Rapid Global Spread

WHO has warned that the Omicron COVID-19 variant that was first discovered in South Africa poses a serious threat due to its large number of mutations that might be uncontrollable as it continues to spread in various countries. Head of …

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US to Restrict Flights Over New Heavily Mutated Omicron COVID-19 Variant

Beginning on Monday November 29, 2021 the United States will restrict flights from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland (Eswatini), Mozambique and Malawi over deepening concerns over the dangerous new Omicron COVID-19 strain. Only U.S. citizens and legal residents …

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Czech Republic and Portugal Implement Strict Restrictions as COVID-19 Cases Rise

The Czech Republic and Portugal have imposed more strict restrictions in an attempt to curb the spike in the new COVID-19 infections and related deaths. This comes as COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in various parts of Europe. …

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Belgium Records First Nu COVID Strain Infection

Belgium has recorded Europe’s first case of the Nu COVID-19 strain which was first discovered in Botswana and South Africa. According to the National Reference Laboratory, the patient was identified as an unvaccinated female who came from Egypt, via Turkey …

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