With regard to the capacity of economic facilities, the ADDED has increased it to 80% in shopping centers, restaurants, cafes, sports activities, entertainment cities, cinemas, and shops.
This time round, the mutation of Covid-19, named ‘omicron’ has emerged from South Africa and its neighbouring countries like Botswana. A few from the region to Belgium, Israel and Hong Kong were detected with the new variant. The World Health
At least 14 people on flights from Johannesburg and Capetown arrived at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Nov. 26 carrying the new variant, the National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) said.
Fauci said it would take weeks to judge the severity, but early indications suggested it was not worse than the Delta variant.
The UAE has announced that its PCR tests can detect the new COVID-19 variant Omicron. The authorities made the statement during the weekly media briefing on latest development on COVID-19 in the country.
The health expert said, “We ask citizens and residents wishing to travel to learn about the requirements and procedures of the visiting countries and adhere to them, to avoid any penalties for violations in these countries.”
The variant's global spread suggests it could have a major impact on the COVID-19 pandemic, and the time to contain it is now before more Omicron patients are hospitalised, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
The spokesperson in the southern province of Sindh said the infection was found in an unvaccinated patient being treated at a private hospital in Pakistan's most populous city of Karachi.
The authorities said the new Omicron variant has triggered a fresh wave of concerns over international travel, leading to the imposition of new travel measures by several nations.