03 Jan 2022

France cuts isolation times and plans crackdown on unvaccinated amid record surge in Covid cases

On Monday, new restrictions will come into affect across France due to the rising toll of Covid-19 Omicron cases on the country and its population. The variant’s rapid spread across France has prompted the government to cut isolation times for those who are vaccinated and more to further isolate the

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31 Dec 2021

Hong Kong reports first Omicron cluster as city welcomes New Year

Hong Kong’s long streak of zero locally transmitted Covid-19 cases ended after it confirmed its first Omicron cluster. As the city prepares to ring in the new year, fears of a wider outbreak followed the detection of the cluster. The first two cases of local transmission were detected on Thursday.

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28 Dec 2021

US halves isolation time for asymptomatic Covid infection

As the Omicron variant infects thousands across the globe, US health officials have decreased the recommended isolation time for people with asymptomatic Covid-19 infections by half. Instead of quarantining for 10 days, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that individuals who are not experiencing symptoms of the virus may

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17 Dec 2021

South Africa sees fewer hospitalisations as Omicron cases surge

As a result of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, infection rates are soaring in South Africa. Despite the increase in cases, fewer people have died or required hospital treatment compared to previous waves of the disease. On Wednesday, South Africa recorded its highest number of cases, however, the hospitalizations have

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16 Dec 2021

France to drastically restrict travel from UK

France is planning on renewing Covid restrictions for travelers arriving from the UK in an attempt to slow the spread of the Omicron variant. On Saturday, the French prime minister’s office stated that travelers from the UK would have to provide a compelling reason for entering France. In addition, all

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30 Nov 2021

Omicron Variant Drives Rise in Covid-19 Hospitalizations in South Africa Hot Spot

The Omicron variant of Covid-19, which emerged in South Africa, has driven a sharp increase in Covid-19 hospitalizations in the country’s province over the past two weeks. However, South Africa reports that fewer patients are being treated for severe disease than in previous surges. There has also been an unusually

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