Brazil will shut its borders to travelers arriving from six southern African countries, the chief of staff to President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday, the latest in a slew of major nations to announce restrictions meant to combat the newly identified..
The new Omicron COVID-19 variant is concerning scientists, prompting countries and airlines to impose travel restrictions from a number of African nations. On Friday, Doha-based Qatar Airways tweeted that it will not allow passengers to board flig..
Novavax Inc said on Friday (Nov 26) it had started working on a version of its COVID-19 vaccine to target the variant detected in South Africa and would have the shot ready for testing and manufacturing in the next few weeks. The company's COV..
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told officials on Saturday to review plans to ease travel restrictions as concerns rise over the new Omicron variant of COVID-19. The world's second-worst affected country by the pandemic had only Friday dec..
The new Omicron coronavirus variant - identified first in South Africa, but also detected in Europe and Asia - is raising concern worldwide given the number of mutations, which might help it spread or even evade antibodies from prior infection or vac..
Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from southern Africa. ..
Qatar Airways has announced that it will be no longer accepting passengers travelling from five Southern African countries - Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe - with immediate effect. <blockquote class="twitte..
Face masks will be compulsory in shops and on public transport in England, and UK arrivals are expected to have to take PCR tests from Tuesday in response to the new Omicron variant. Health Secretary Sajid Javid said the measures would help to ens..
A South African doctor who was one of the first to suspect a different coronavirus strain among patients said on Sunday that symptoms of the Omicron variant were so far mild and could be treated at home. Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a private ..
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