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 2021-12-02 22:55 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Germany, US agree to new Covid curbs as Omicron spreads across the globe...

Germany has decided to bar the unvaccinated from all but the most essential businesses, and the United States is due to announce further travel curbs as countries around the globe scramble to keep out the Omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-12-02 21:25 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

India reports first Omicron cases, no plan for boosters...

India reported its first two cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant yesterday but the government said it had no immediate plan to authorise booster vaccine shots despite demands from lawmakers....

 2021-12-02 19:55 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Opec+ agrees to go ahead with oil output rise, as US pressure trumps virus scare...

Opec and its allies agreed on Thursday to stick to their existing policy of monthly oil output increases despite fears that a US release from crude reserves and the new Omicron coronavirus variant would lead to a fresh oil price rout....

 2021-12-01 21:23 

Gulf Times

[ Opinion ]

Omicron travel curbs spell more misery for South African tourism...

South African tourism was just getting back on its feet when local scientists' discovery of the new Omicron coronavirus variant prompted a slew of travel curbs that threaten to bring more pandemic gloom to the country's fragile economy....

 2021-12-01 19:53 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

OECD cuts world growth outlook, warns of Omicron variant threat...

The OECD warned on Wednesday that the Omicron coronavirus variant threatens the global economic recovery as it lowered the growth outlook for 2021 and appealed for a swifter rollout of Covid vaccines....

 2021-12-01 15:23 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Omicron a speed bump in aviation industry's recovery path...

Global aviation and tourism industries were looking eagerly towards 2022 for a meaningful recovery, but their hopes seem to have been dashed following the recent discovery of the Omicron coronavirus variant....

 2021-11-30 19:52 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

New coronavirus variant seen manipulating oil prices...

A few days ago, the talk in the oil markets was only about the trend of major consumers led by the United States, which announced last week the release of part of its Strategic Petroleum Reserve in a move aimed at reducing prices, which rose as a result o...

 2021-11-30 19:52 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

India's spending helps fuel growth as risks from new variant loom...

India's effort to boost consumption through government spending and low interest rates is paying off, with the economy gaining strength just as a new coronavirus variant emerges as the top threat to a global recovery....

 2021-11-30 19:52 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Omicron risks new inflation headache for central bankers...

The advent of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus risks posing new challenges for central bankers by threatening economic growth while adding to inflation pressures....

 2021-11-30 18:22 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Asian stock markets hit by Moderna vaccine warning over Omicron...

Asian equity and oil traders were sent running on Tuesday after the head of Moderna warned current coronavirus vaccines might be less effective at fending off the Omicron variant, fuelling fears that countries could be forced back into economically painfu...

 2021-11-30 06:21 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Moderna CEO says vaccines likely less effective against Omicron...

The head of drugmaker Moderna said Covid-19 vaccines are unlikely to be as effective against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus as they have been against the Delta variant....

 2021-11-29 21:21 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

WHO flags global risk from Omicron, countries tighten curbs...

The Omicron variant of coronavirus carries a very high global risk of surges, the WHO warned on Monday, as more countries reported cases, prompting border closures and reviving worries about the economic recovery from a two-year pandemic....

 2021-11-29 21:21 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

WHO flags risk as countries tighten curbs...

The WHO yesterday said the Omicron coronavirus variant carried a very high risk of infection surges as more countries closed their borders and reported cases of the new strain....

 2021-11-29 07:50 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Philippines suspends decision to allow vaccinated tourists entry...

The Philippines has temporarily suspended a decision to allow fully vaccinated tourists entry in a bid to prevent a new, heavily mutated coronavirus variant taking off in the country where most of the population remains unvaccinated....

 2021-11-28 19:50 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Traders unwind interest rate hike bets as new Covid fears spread...

Benchmark Treasury yields were on track for the biggest drop since the early months of the pandemic and money markets offloaded bets on central bank interest-rate hikes amid concerns that a new coronavirus strain may spread globally and slow economic grow...

 2021-11-27 21:19 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

World races to contain new Covid-19 variant...

Fears mounted yesterday that a highly-infectious new coronavirus (Covid-19) strain was pushing its way into Europe as the world brought the shutters down to contain the new Omicron variant....

 2021-11-27 15:18 

Gulf Times

[ Middle East ]

Oman suspends flights to seven African countries...

The Sultanate of Oman decided today to suspend entry for arrivals from seven African countries in light of reports received about the spread of a new variant of Coronavirus (Covid 19)....

 2021-11-26 22:48 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

New Covid-19 strain hits Europe...

A new coronavirus (Covid-19) strain first detected in southern Africa emerged in Europe and Israel yesterday as nations rushed to ban flights to slow the spread of the variant, feared able to overwhelm current pandemic measures....

 2021-11-26 19:48 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

Asia markets plummet as new coronavirus variant sparks panic...

Asian and European markets and oil prices plunged while safe havens rallied yesterday over fears of a new coronavirus variant that scientists warn could be more infectious than Delta and more resistant to vaccines, potentially dealing a heavy blow to the ...

 2021-11-26 09:17 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Concerned by new variant, Asian countries move to tighten Covid-19 measures...

Asian countries rushed to tighten restrictions after a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa, with Singapore and India announcing stricter border controls and more rigorous Covid-19 testing on Friday....

 2021-11-26 09:17 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Europe rushes to bolster virus defences as South Africa detects new strain...

Governments across Europe rushed on Friday to bolster their defences against a fresh coronavirus spike, as South Africa announced it had detected a new Covid-19 strain that scientists fear could torpedo efforts to beat the pandemic....

 2021-11-25 21:16 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Covid deaths top 1.5mn across Europe...

Europe reached the grim milestone of 1.5mn coronavirus (Covid-19) deaths yesterday as nations scramble to tackle a worsening crisis with winter approaching....

 2021-11-25 21:16 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Covid deaths top 1.5mn across Europe...

Europe reached the grim milestone of 1.5mn coronavirus (Covid-19) deaths yesterday as nations scramble to tackle a worsening crisis with winter approaching....

 2021-11-25 21:16 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Covid deaths top 1.5mn across Europe...

Europe reached the grim milestone of 1.5mn coronavirus (Covid-19) deaths yesterday as nations scramble to tackle a worsening crisis with winter approaching....

 2021-11-24 07:42 

Gulf Times

[ Qatar ]

New Zealand sets date for reopening to tourists after nearly two years...

New Zealand will keep its borders closed to most international travellers for a further five months, the government said on Wednesday, outlining a cautious easing of coronavirus border curbs that have been in place for nearly two years....

 2021-11-19 21:04 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

UK government 'was unprepared for Covid'...

The British government was unprepared for a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic, failed to learn from simulation exercises and was distracted by its departure from the European Union, the government's spending watchdog said yesterday....

 2021-11-19 12:03 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Austria reimposes full lockdown, plans to make Covid vaccines compulsory...

Austria will become the first country in western Europe to reimpose a full coronavirus lockdown this autumn to tackle a new wave of infections, and will require its whole population to be vaccinated as of February, its government said on Friday....

 2021-11-17 22:31 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Germans, Austrians line up for Covid shots...

Germans and Austrians are rushing to get vaccinated against the coronavirus as infections soar across Europe and governments impose restrictions on the unvaccinated, figures showed yesterday....

 2021-11-15 22:29 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Austria first to lock down the unvaccinated...

Austria yesterday became the first country in the European Union to impose a lockdown on the unvaccinated and start inoculating children as young as five after coronavirus cases surged across the continent....

 2021-11-08 20:51 

Gulf Times

[ Business ]

China's October exports beat forecasts, offer buffer to the slowing economy...

China's export growth slowed in October but beat forecasts, helped by booming global demand ahead of winter holiday seasons, an easing power crunch and an improvement in supply chains that had been badly disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-11-07 08:50 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

Sydney to further ease Covid-19 curbs on Monday as vaccinations pick up...

Australia's largest city of Sydney will further ease social distancing curbs on Monday, a month after emerging from a coronavirus lockdwon that lasted nearly 100 days, as close to 90% of people have got both doses of vaccine, officials said....

 2021-11-06 14:48 

Gulf Times

[ International ]

India Covid hospital fire kills 11...

Fire tore through a hospital in western India on Saturday killing at least 11 coronavirus patients, officials said....

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