How worried should we be about the Omicron variant?

How worried should we be about the Omicron variant?

Travelers line up for a COVID-19 test during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, November 26, 2021. — Reuters/FileThe new Omicron coronavirus variant — identified first in South Africa, but also detected in Europe and Asia — is raising concern worldwide given the number of…

US restricts travel from 8 southern African countries

US restricts travel from 8 southern African countries

The US government imposed restrictions on travel from eight African countries after the new Covid variant came to the fore. File photoAfter a Covid variant was detected, the US government announced travel restrictions for eight African countries. The countries include South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi. The US citizens alone will be allowed to…

Meghan Markle privacy case: verdict likely on Thursday

Meghan Markle privacy case: verdict likely on Thursday

A British court will rule next week on an appeal by Associated Newspapers against a previous judgement that it breached Meghan Markle´s privacy by publishing a letter to her father, court listings showed on Friday.The newspaper group, which publishes the Mail on Sunday, Daily Mail and MailOnline, is appealing against a High Court decision that…

ECB reveals action plan to tackle racism after former Yorkshire cricketer’s allegations

ECB reveals action plan to tackle racism after former Yorkshire cricketer’s allegations

Britain Cricket — NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day – Edgbaston – 20/8/16 Yorkshire’s Azeem Rafiq celebrates the wicket of Durham’s Ben Stokes Action Images via Reuters12-point action plan includes review of “dressing room culture” across teams and standardised approach to whistleblowing.The ECB says it would set up a new anti-discrimination unit within sixth months.Vows to…

New COVID-19 variant ‘omicron’ sparks worldwide worry, sends stock markets tumbling

New COVID-19 variant ‘omicron’ sparks worldwide worry, sends stock markets tumbling

Healthcare workers assist patients being treated at a makeshift hospital run by charity organisation The Gift of the Givers, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 11, 2021. — Reuters/FileUK and EU ban flights from southern AfricaWHO designates new variant ‘of concern’Variant has a protein dramatically different to originalFauci says no…