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New York records FIVE cases of COVID Omicron variant

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New York records FIVE cases of COVID Omicron variant, raising US total to eight, as Governor Kathy Hochul says there's 'no cause for alarm' and Bill de Blasio warns that more will followFive cases of COVID-19 Omicron...

Airport bosses say passengers arevpanicked by Omicron Covid variant

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Airport bosses say passengers panicked by Omicron Covid variant are already cancelling or not showing up for flights in fresh 'hammer blow' to industryAGS Airports director Brian McClean said new restrictions were 'h...

Returning U.S. travelers may have to quarantine due to omicron variant

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Biden administration is considering forcing all travelers returning to the US to quarantine for SEVEN DAYS to curb spread of COVID omicron variant - and may FINE people who flout itBiden is considering whether to man...

Omicron coronavirus variant causes confusion over pronunciation

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You say OM-mi-cron', I say 'o-MY-cron': How DO you pronounce the new Covid strain named after 15th letter in Greek alphabet?BBC pronounced it as 'OM-mi-cron', with heavy emphasis on the first syllable Historian Mary...

Health Minister Gillian Keegan defends UK response to Omicron variant

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Health chief warns 'don't socialise before Christmas unless you need to' and Sadiq Khan urges Londoners to 'wear masks in pubs and restaurants' to tackle Omicron as Boris prepares to hold press conference TODAYDr Jen...

Prof ANGUS DALGLEISH: Why is Omicron variant being treated like Ebola?

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The Omicron variant may spell the end of the Covid pandemic. So, asks Professor ANGUS DALGLEISH, why is it being treated like Ebola? As I listened to ministers react nervously in recent days to the new Omicron Covid ...

Biden speaks amid warnings of new Omicron variant 

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Biden says Omicron variant WILL come to U.S. but is NOT a 'cause for panic': President says lockdowns and travel bans won't be necessary if Americans get vaccinated, booster shots and wear masks (after calling strain...

Bank of England could delay rate hike on Omicron Covid variant fears

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Will Omicron derail a potential pre-Christmas interest rate hike? Covid variant could influence Bank of England's December decisionInvestors now expect the Bank of England will hold off on a hike until 2022 The bank ...

‘Moronic’ Covid deniers re-arrange Omicron to ‘prove’ variant a hoax

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How do you spell 'm-o-r-o-n-i-c'? The extraordinary anagram conspiracy Covid deniers claim 'proves' mutant variant is a government hoaxVirus deniers such as disgraced celebrity chef Pete Evans are spouting theories  ...

Omicron: Scott Morrison calls for calm over new Covid variant

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Scott Morrison calls for calm on Omicron saying there's 'NOTHING' to suggest the Covid vaccines won't work on variant as he scrambles to convene emergency national cabinet meetingScott Morrison says experts believe O...

Health Secretary Javid remains defiant over new Covid variant

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Is Omicron going to lead us into a new lockdown, Saj? No, not yet, not yet! Health Secretary Javid remains defiant over new Covid variant as he reveals he has a hotline to his predecessor Matt HancockTwo UK people ha...

Boris’s travel crackdown to fight Omicron Covid variant

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Boris's crackdown to fight Omicron Covid variant: ALL arrivals to UK must isolate until they get a negative PCR test and all contacts of people infected with super-mutant must isolate for 10 days - as PM REFUSES to r...

People post hilarious memes as WHO names new Covid variant Omicron

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'Isn't that an episode of Star Trek?' Social media users post hilarious memes as WHO names new Covid variant OmicronThe first two cases of new Omicron Covid variant were detected in UK today Boris Johnson is set to a...

Race against time to tweak vaccines against Covid variant

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Race against time to tweak vaccines against Omicron variant: Scientists work around the clock to adapt Covid jabs to target new super-mutant strainScientists are racing to tweak existing vaccines against new Covid va...

Was new variant named Omicron to avoid angering China?

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Was new Covid variant named Omicron to avoid angering Beijing? WHO chose to skip TWO letters of Greek alphabet to avoid 'Xi' which has written similarity to Chinese president Xi JinpingWHO chose to skip two letters o...

NY Gov Kathy Hochul declares state of emergency amid new COVID variant

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'It's coming': New York Gov. Kathy Hochul declares state of emergency in response to new Covid variant Omicron: Halts elective surgeries in hospitals with limited capacity as Biden bans travel from eight African coun...