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Japan confirms first case of Omicron variant of coronavirus | Reuters

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A staff wearing a protective suit checks temperature of a passenger boarding an international flight at Narita international airport on the first day of closed borders to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus Omicron variant amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Narita, east of Tokyo, Japan, November 30, 2021....

Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states | AP News

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked President Joe Biden’s administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on thousands of health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement. The court order said that the federal Centers for Medicare & Med...

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Amid Omicron Fear, Health Secy to Hold Meet Today - News18

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Read more from South Africa a few days ago tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday and his sample will now be sent to Delhi for whole genome sequencing. One of his family members and a domestic help have also been found infected with the virus. In Karnataka, all international passengers who test negative for COVID on arrival in B...

What you need to know about the coronavirus variants - The Washington Post

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AdvertisementStory continues below advertisementThe omicron variant (B.1.1.529)Where and when was it discovered?This variant was first identified in November in southern Africa, where researchers shared discoveries about its mutations.Where is it now?Days after researchers raised alarms about the omicron variant’s high number of...

Travel sector sees recovery slip from grasp amid new coronavirus scare | Reuters

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Nov 29 (Reuters) - Airlines are scrambling to limit the impact of the latest coronavirus variant on their networks, while delays in bookings are threatening an already-fragile recovery for global tourism.Shares in airlines performed better on Monday following a sharp sell-off Friday on the discovery of the Omicron coronavirus va...

Coronavirus in Ohio Monday update: 5,700 new cases reported | NBC4 WCMH-TV

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by: Posted: Nov 29, 2021 / 01:10 PM EST Updated: Nov 29, 2021 / 04:11 PM EST COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) —- The Ohio Department of Health has released the latest number of COVID-19 cases in the state.  As of Monday, Nov. 29, ODH reports a total of 1,683,472 (+5,731) cases, leading to 85,992 (+298) hos...

WHO warns that new coronavirus variant poses 'very high' risk | TribLIVE.com

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GENEVA — The World Health Organization warned Monday that the global risk from the omicron variant is “very high” based on the early evidence, saying the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with “severe consequences.” The assessment from the U.N. health agency, contained in a technical paper issued to member states, amount...