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 2021-11-29 04:55 

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Covid-19: Spread of Omicron variant forces nations to rethink plans for global travel...

SYDNEY, Nov 29 — The global spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus has brought new cases in Australia, Denmark, France and the Netherlands, prompting nations to reconsider plans for international travel as they scramble to avert an outbreak......

 2021-11-29 01:56 

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Ringgit opens slightly higher as US dollar tumbles on Omicron concern...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 — The ringgit opened slightly higher against the US dollar today, as the greenback retreated on concerns about the latest coronavirus variant and travel controls being imposed by various countries. At 9am, the......

 2021-11-29 00:46 

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With new Omicron case detected, UK awaits Covid-19 booster advice...

LONDON, Nov 29 — Britain's health minister Sajid Javid said yesterday he expected to receive advice imminently on whether the government can broaden a booster shot programme to try to weaken the impact of the newly identified Omicron coronavirus...

 2021-11-29 00:46 

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Pressure mounts for more curbs in Germany as Omicron spreads...

BERLIN, Nov 29 — Several leading German politicians called yesterday for tighter restrictions to contain a surge in coronavirus cases as the infection rate hit a new high and fears about the new Omicron variant rose. After the detection of two......

 2021-11-28 23:32 

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UN: Pandemic to cost global tourism US$2t in 2021...

MADRID, Nov 29 — The coronavirus pandemic will cost the global tourism sector US$2.0 trillion in lost revenue in 2021, the UN's tourism body said Monday, calling the sector's recovery "fragile" and "slow". The forecast from t...

 2021-11-28 23:17 

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Australia's reopening plans in doubt after Omicron cases...

SYDNEY, Nov 29 — Australia will review its plans to reopen borders to skilled migrants and students from December 1, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said today, after the country reported its first cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant over the......

 2021-11-28 22:55 

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Two cases of Omicron variant detected in Canada, says govt...

TORONTO, Nov 29 — Two cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, first detected in Southern Africa last week, have been confirmed in Canada, provincial health officials said yesterday. The cases were reported in two people who recently......

 2021-11-28 21:03 

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Opec postponses technical meetings to evaluate Omicron impact, say sources...

LONDON, Nov 29 — Opec and its allies have postponed technical meetings to later this week, giving themselves more time to assess the impact of the new Omicron coronavirus variant on oil demand and prices, according to Opec+ sources and documents.......

 2021-11-28 14:09 

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Germany confirms suspected Omicron case, bringing total to three...

BERLIN, Nov 28 — Germany said toay it had detected a total of three cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant after a suspected infection in the western state of Hesse was confirmed. "The sequencing has confirmed the result - the suspected......

 2021-11-28 12:54 

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Dutch find 13 Omicron cases among S.Africa travellers...

ROTTERDAM, Nov 28 — Dutch health authorities said on Sunday that 13 cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant have been found in the Netherlands among passengers that were on two flights from South Africa that arrived on Friday. They were among.....

 2021-11-28 11:28 

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There may well be more Covid variant cases in Britain, says health minister...

LONDON, Nov 28 — Britain's health minister Sajid Javid said today there might well be more than two cases of the newly identified Omicron coronavirus variant in Britain, but the government was doing all it could to try to stem its spread.......

 2021-11-28 11:28 

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Omicron variant likely to be circulating in France, says health minister...

PARIS, Nov 28 — The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is probably already circulating in France, its health minister said today, adding that the government was tightening restrictions to contain its spread. Omicron is potentially more contagious......

 2021-11-28 08:54 

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UK expects to receive Covid booster advice imminently, says health minister...

LONDON, Nov 28 — Britain's health minister Sajid Javid said today he expected to receive advice imminently on whether the government can broaden a booster jab programme to try to tackle the emergence of the newly identified Omicron coronavirus.....

 2021-11-28 08:52 

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Austria reports first suspected case of Omicron Covid-19 variant...

ZURICH, Nov 28 — Austria has detected its first suspected case of the new Omicron coronavirus variant in the Tirol, authorities in the alpine region said late yesterday. A traveller who returned from South Africa last week tested positive for......

 2021-11-28 01:13 

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Australian state on edge about Omicron virus variant arrival...

MELBOURNE, Nov 28 — Health officials in Australia's most populous state have begun urgent testing after two people who arrived on a flight from southern Africa overnight tested positive to the coronavirus, raising concerns that a newly detected,...

 2021-11-27 23:14 

Malay Mail Online

UK, Germany and Italy detect Omicron variant cases, Israel closes borders...

LONDON, Nov 28 — Britain, Germany and Italy detected cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant yesterday and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced new steps to contain the virus, while more nations imposed restrictions on travel from......

 2021-11-27 21:18 

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US Black Friday shoppers tapered online splurge, as some returned to stores...

NEW YORK, Nov 28 — US shoppers spent slightly less online during Black Friday this year, with many venturing back to physical stores despite coronavirus fears, tight supplies, and retailers' efforts to encourage earlier holiday purchases. For th...

 2021-11-27 12:14 

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How worried should we be about the Omicron variant?...

NEW YORK, Nov 27 — 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 antibo...

 2021-11-27 12:04 

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Concerns over Covid variant trigger more travel curbs on southern Africa...

SYDNEY, Nov 27 — Australia and several other countries joined nations imposing restrictions on travel from southern Africa today after the discovery of the new Omicron coronavirus variant sparked global concern and triggered a market sell-off.......

 2021-11-27 10:30 

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Suspected Omicron case found in Germany, says minister...

BERLIN, Nov 27 — A minister in the German state of Hesse said today that the recently discovered Omicron variant of the coronavirus had very probably arrived in Germany. "Last night several Omicron-typical mutations were found in a traveller......

 2021-11-27 08:53 

Malay Mail Online

Japan tightening border controls on three more African countries...

TOKYO, Nov 27 — Japan will tighten border controls for the southern African nations of Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia, requiring a 10-day quarantine for any entrants, the Foreign Ministry said today, after a new coronavirus variant was detected in......

 2021-11-27 00:21 

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New Covid-19 variant: Travellers from seven African countries to be barred from entering Singapore; will face tighter restrictions...

SINGAPORE, Nov 27 — Travellers who have recently travelled to seven African countries, including South Africa and Botswana, will face new restrictions in light of a new, potentially more contagious coronavirus variant circulating in those......

 2021-11-27 00:11 

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New Covid-19 variant Omicron triggers global alarm, market sell-off...

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 The discovery of a new coronavirus variant named Omicron triggered global alarm yesterday as countries rushed to suspend travel from southern Africa and stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic suffered their biggest falls......

 2021-11-26 23:40 

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Covid-19: US imposes travel ban from eight African countries over Omicron variant...

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 The United States will bar entry to most travellers from eight southern African countries starting on Monday, after a potentially more-contagious new coronavirus variant was identified in South Africa, President Joe Biden said......

 2021-11-26 15:22 

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Howe to take charge of first Newcastle game after negative Covid-19 test...

LONDON, Nov 26 — Eddie Howe will be in the Newcastle dugout for the first time at Arsenal tomorrow after returning a negative test for coronavirus, a week after he was forced to miss his first game in charge. The former Bournemouth boss, who was......

 2021-11-26 15:20 

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US retail stocks slide on Black Friday as new coronavirus worries arise...

NEW YORK, Nov 26 — Shares of US department-store operators slid today as the detection of a new coronavirus variant possibly resistant to existing vaccines compounded woes stemming from low in-store visits and thin holiday season inventories.......

 2021-11-26 13:34 

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Bitcoin slumps as coronavirus variant shakes markets...

LONDON, Nov 26 — Bitcoin tumbled almost 8 per cent today after the discovery of a new, potentially vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant saw investors dump riskier assets for the perceived safety of bonds, the yen and the dollar. Bitcoin, the......

 2021-11-26 11:38 

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FTSE 100 on course for year's worst session on coronavirus scare...

LONDON, Nov 26 — UK's blue-chip index slumped today and was on course for its biggest drop in more than a year, as fears over a newly detected and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant gripped global stock markets. The FTSE 100 index......

 2021-11-26 10:24 

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B.1.1.529 Covid-19 variant: Mandatory 14-day quarantine for those returning from seven African nations, says Khairy...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 26 — The Ministry of Health (MoH) today announced it is monitoring the B.1.1.529 Covid-19 variant, a new mutation of the coronavirus with 32, or double the amount of spike proteins within the currently dominant Delta variant.......

 2021-11-26 08:59 

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Asian, European stocks, oil plummet as new Covid variant sparks panic...

HONG KONG, Nov 26 — Asian and European markets and oil prices plunged while safe havens rallied today over fears of a new coronavirus variant that scientists warn could be more infectious than Delta and more resistant to vaccines, potentially......

 2021-11-26 08:20 

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Yen, franc surge as new Covid variant rattles markets...

LONDON, Nov 26 — The Japanese yen and the Swiss franc surged today, while the Australian dollar and the Norwegian crown slumped, as investors fled for shelter following the discovery of a new coronavirus variant that could resist current vaccines......

 2021-11-26 07:31 

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Britain says new Covid-19 variant is the most significant yet found...

LONDON, Nov 26 — Britain said on Friday that a newly identified coronavirus variant spreading in South Africa was considered by scientists to be the most significant one yet found and so it needed to ascertain whether or not it made vaccines......

 2021-11-26 02:25 

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Riot-hit Dutch brace for new Covid curbs...

THE HAGUE, Nov 26 — The Netherlands is set to tighten its partial lockdown on Friday to curb soaring coronavirus cases, as police prepared for possible new riots against the restrictions. Prime Minister Mark Rutte is expected to announce fresh......

 2021-11-25 23:44 

Malay Mail Online

European shares bounce off three-week lows as utilities rise...

FRANKFURT, Nov 26 European shares rose yesterday as investors bought into defensive sectors such as utilities amid worries about soaring coronavirus cases across the continent. The Europe-wide STOXX 600 index rose 0.4 per cent, bouncing off......

 2021-11-25 23:31 

Malay Mail Online

Europe scrambles for Covid control with boosters, jabs for kids...

PARIS, Nov 26 — Europe scrambled Thursday to regain control over a resurgent coronavirus as governments urged boosters and jabs for young children in a sign of growing unease over a pandemic that has killed 1.5 million people on the continent.......

 2021-11-25 14:26 

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When fighting Covid-19, 'every day counts,' Merkel warns her successors...

BERLIN, Nov 25 — Germany is in a phase of exponential growth in numbers of coronavirus cases, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, adding that every day counted when it came to enacting social distancing measures designed to slow its spread. Some of......

 2021-11-25 03:26 

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Germany's Covid-19 death toll passes 100,000...

FRANKFURT, Nov 25 More than 100,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Germany since the start of the pandemic, a public health agency announced today. Europe's largest economy is battling a fresh surge in coronavirus cases, and recorded 351......

 2021-11-24 13:45 

Malay Mail Online

Netherlands set to impose stricter Covid-19 regime by Friday...

AMSTERDAM, Nov 24 — The Dutch government will announce on Friday new measures to fight a record surge in coronavirus infections, as hospitals struggle to deal with the wave of Covid-19 cases, health minister Hugo de Jonge said. "The infection......

 2021-11-24 01:40 

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South Korea reports daily record of 4,116 new Covid-19 infections...

SEOUL, Nov 24 South Korea reported a new daily record of 4,116 new coronavirus cases for yesterday, as the country battles to contain a spike in serious cases requiring hospitalisation, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said......

 2021-11-23 15:45 

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Covid-19: 1,782 new cases and 5 more deaths in Singapore; weekly infection growth rate at 0.83...

SINGAPORE, Nov 23 — Singapore today recorded 1,782 new cases of Covid-19 and five more deaths due to complications from the disease. The daily case count is higher than the 1,461 reported yesterday. In its nightly update on the coronavirus......

 2021-11-23 14:24 

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Czech intel report says Russian spying hit by Covid...

PRAGUE, Nov 23 — The Czech Republic's intelligence agency said today that Russian spying activities on its territory had been hit by coronavirus restrictions curbing movement in 2020. In its annual report, the Security Information Service (BIS)....

 2021-11-23 12:59 

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S.Korea to set record Covid count with 3,573 cases, reports Yonhap...

SEOUL, Nov 23 — South Korea is expected to set another record coronavirus daily count with 3,573 cases as of 9 p.m. today, Yonhap news agency reported. The count already exceeds the country's current record for daily cases of 3,292 recorded last...

 2021-11-23 11:27 

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Dutch Covid-19 patients transferred to Germany as hospitals struggle...

AMSTERDAM, Nov 23 — The Netherlands today started transporting Covid-19 patients across the border to Germany to ease pressure on Dutch hospitals struggling to deal with a surge in coronavirus cases. A patient was transferred by ambulance from......

 2021-11-23 08:46 

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Germany considers more Covid-19 curbs as US advises against travel there...

BERLIN, Nov 23 — Germany's health minister called today for further restrictions to contain a "dramatic" surge in coronavirus cases as the country's infection rate hit a record high and the United States advised against travel there....

 2021-11-23 05:08 

Malay Mail Online

UK boy raises RM3.83m for hospice by camping out for 599 nights...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 — A 12-year-old boy from Devon, UK raised 680,000 (RM3.82 million) for a hospice after he camped out at his house garden for 599 nights. Max Woosey started camping out in March 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in......

 2021-11-23 00:29 

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Israel starts vaccinating young children as coronavirus cases rise...

JERUSALEM, Nov 23 — Israel began rolling out Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccinations for five- to 11-year-olds on Monday hoping to beat down a recent rise in coronavirus infections. A fourth wave of infections that hit Israel in June began subsiding.....

 2021-11-22 12:14 

Malay Mail Online

Red Cross: Pandemic has damaged 'fabric of society'...

GENEVA, Nov 22 — Beyond killing millions and ravaging economies and health systems, the coronavirus pandemic has taken a devastating socioeconomic toll with women and migrants among the most affected, the Red Cross said today. The International......

 2021-11-21 23:54 

Malay Mail Online

Covid-19: 1,670 new cases and 8 more deaths in Singapore; weekly infection growth rate at 0.81...

SINGAPORE, Nov 22 — Singapore yesterday recorded 1,670 new cases of Covid-19 and eight more deaths due to complications from the disease. The daily case count is lower than the 1,931 reported on Saturday. In its nightly update on the coronavirus......

 2021-11-21 23:22 

Malay Mail Online

Austria powers down public life as fourth Covid-19 lockdown begins...

VIENNA, Nov 22 — Austria powered down public life today as its fourth national Covid-19 lockdown began, making it the first western European country to reimpose the drastic and unpopular measure this autumn in the face of surging coronavirus......

 2021-11-21 22:56 

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Dutch police arrest dozens over new Covid riots...

THE HAGUE, Nov 22 — Dutch police said yesterday they had arrested 48 people after a second night of violent riots erupted over the government's coronavirus measures. Prosecutors meanwhile updated to four the number of people shot when......

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