"Since it was tried on patients with different variants of COVID-19, we expect it to be effective on Omicron as on other variants," Professor Iqbal Chaudhry, director of the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Science (ICCBS) where trials were conducted, told reporters.
Despite the onset of the Omicron variant and the alarm over it, there are some positive signs. Governments worldwide are easing quarantine rules, reviewing coronavirus curbs and pushing back pandemic-era emergency support as they bid to launch their economies
As the Supreme Court continues dismantling legal support for sensible federal powers that enhance the public’s well-being, it also plants the seeds for future national problems. Consider COVID-19 testing and vaccination mandates. The court’s conservative majority ruled Thursday
Experts said on Monday that an alleged hybrid coronavirus mutation dubbed "Deltacron" reportedly discovered in a Cyprus lab is most likely the result of a lab contamination, and not a new worrying variant.
The Ministry of Health also announced that 42,818 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given in the past 24 hours. The total number of doses provided up to Friday stands at 21,502,582 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 217.41 doses per 100 people.
This includes suspending the entry of travellers who were in these countries 14 days before coming to the UAE. Flight operations will continue to transport passengers from the UAE to these seven countries.
Biden, a Democrat, said about 2 million people have been vaccinated, well short of the 20 million that outgoing Republican President Donald Trump had promised by the end of the year. Biden defeated Trump in a November election.
A Ministry of Interior official said that there were some restrictions, including asking people coming from the UK, South Africa and any others, to stay at least 14 days out of these countries before entering the kingdom.
The comments came after the WHO chief said on Tuesday he was “very disappointed” that Beijing had yet to finalise permission even as the team of experts had begun travelling to China to explore the beginnings of the virus, which first emerged in late 2019 in the central city.