Getting infected twice with two different Omicron coronavirus subvariants is possible, but rarely happens, a Danish study has found. In Denmark, a more infectious sublineage of the Omicron coronavirus variant known as BA.2 has quickly dethroned th..
The BA.2 subvariant of the Omicron coronavirus variant, which has quickly taken over in Denmark, is more transmissible than the more common BA.1 and more able to infect vaccinated people, a Danish study has found. The study, which analysed coronav..
The Omicron COVID-19 variant can survive longer than earlier strains of the virus on plastic surfaces and human skin, new research by Japanese scientists has found. The study by a team from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, which is no..
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has issued a guide explaining the symptom of the COVID-19 Omicron variant and the necessary actions to be taken if infected with the virus. "Most people infected with the Omicron variant experience mild or..
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has recently published on its Twitter account, an infographic stating that,"Most people infected with the Omicron variant experience mild or moderate symptoms of Covid-19 and do not need hospital care.&q..
Kuwait has detected its first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, state news agency KUNA reported on Wednesday. Speaking to KUNA, the ministry's official spokesman Dr. Abdullah Al-Sanad said that the Omicron case was of a traveler ..
Three shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been shown to generate a neutralising effect against the new Omicron variant in a laboratory test. The vaccine manufacturers released their first joint statement regarding the likely efficacy..
Existing vaccines should still protect people who contract the Omicron variant from severe Covid cases, a World Health Organization (WHO) official says. It comes as the first lab tests of the new variant in South Africa suggest it can partially ev..
The Omicron variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 likely acquired at least one of its mutations by picking up a snippet of genetic material from another virus - possibly one that causes the common cold - present in the same infected cells, accord..