WHO labels new Covid strain 'variant of concern'; world reacts in fear of another virus surge

WHO labels new Covid strain 'variant of concern'; world reacts in fear of another virus surge

27/11/2021 7:01:00 AM

WHO labels new Covid strain 'variant of concern'; world reacts in fear of another virus surge

NEW YORK — The world has reacted with alarm to the highly mutated new coronavirus variant discovered in southern Africa, as the United States, the European Union and nations across the globe imposed new travel restrictions, financial markets swooned and visions of finally emerging from the pandemic started to dim.

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Explainer-Scientists struggle to monitor Tonga volcano after massive eruption

SINGAPORE : Scientists are struggling to monitor an active volcano that erupted off the South Pacific island of Tonga at the weekend, after the explosion destroyed its sea-level crater and drowned its mass, obscuring it from satellites. The eruption of Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha\u0027apai volcano, which sits on the s

Countries in Europe and Asia, alarmed by new Covid-19 variant, tighten borders😰

WHO meeting on Friday to designate new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) is convening an experts\u0027 meeting from Geneva at midday (7pm, Singapore time) on Friday (Nov 26) to assess the new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529 amid growing concern, a spokesperson said. European and Asian countries tightened travel restrictions on Friday after

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Fears over new Covid-19 variant hit Asian markets, oil prices

Concerned by new variant, Asian countries move to tighten Covid-19 measuresHello, 2022 covid 19 variant 👋👋 Expect more vaccination.. 😰

Britain says new COVID-19 variant is the most significant yet foundLONDON (Reuters) -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 ineffective. Defending a ban on flights from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Eswatini, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said that the lesson of COVID was that early action was essential. The UK Health Security Agency said that the variant - called B.1.1.529 - has a spike protein that was dramatically different to the one in the original coronavirus that COVID-19 vaccines are based on.