Boris’s travel crackdown to fight Omicron Covid variant

New Covid restrictions to fight Omicron variant All arrivals to UK must take a PCR test on day two after landing and isolate at home until they get the result; All contacts of someone infected with the Omicron variant must self-isolate for 10 days; Facemasks and coverings in shops and on public transport will be … Read more

World on alert as UK reports cases of omicron COVID-19 variant

Britain became the latest country Saturday to report cases of the new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus as governments around the world sought to shore up their defenses by slapping restrictions on travel from nations in southern Africa. Amid fears that the recently identified new variant has the potential to be more … Read more

Covid-19 UK: Two cases of super-mutant Omicron variant are detected in Britain

Two cases of the super-mutant Omicron Covid variant have been detected in the UK, the Health Secretary has announced.  Sajid Javid wrote on Twitter this afternoon: ‘We have been made aware by @UKHSA of two UK cases of the Omicron variant. The two cases are linked and there is a connection with travel to southern Africa. ‘These … Read more

Omicron cases suspected in two countries

Two more countries may have been infected with the Omicron variant after recent travellers from South Africa tested positive to coronavirus. Fears the Omicron variant has spread further throughout Europe are mounting as health officials in the Netherlands and Germany suspect travellers from South Africa have brought the infection across. On Friday, the Belgian government … Read more

Covid news live: Omicron variant spreads to Europe; countries rush to impose travel bans on southern Africa

3.03am EST 03:03 Sri Lanka is the latest country to ban travellers from six Southern African countries on Saturday over concerns about the new Omicron Covid variant. From Monday, travellers will not be allowed into the country from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho and Eswatini, a statement from the Director General of Health Services … Read more

No Known Cases of New Omicron Variant in California

The California Department of Public Health said it is aware of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant but that there are no known cases involving this variant in California at this time. “We continue to monitor the situation carefully,” the department said in an email. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden … Read more