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ByTimesLIVEWorkers wearing protective suits following the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak stand next to daily necessities placed on makeshift delivery racks, at a residential compound under lockdown after a case of the Omicron variant was detected, in Beijing's Haidian district, China January 18, 2022.

Image:January 19 2022 - 07:30Boris Johnson denies lying about lockdown partyBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied an accusation that he had lied to parliament about a lockdown party, saying nobody had warned him the gathering might contravene Covid-19 rules.

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Covid-19 infected lions prompt variant warning in South AfricaLions and pumas at a zoo in the South African capital of Pretoria got severe Covid-19 from asymptomatic zoo handlers, raising concerns that new variants could emerge from animal reservoirs of the disease, studies carried out by a local university showed. Lol... la e bona greek alphabet! I think re ya ho tau nou😂 Is it April yet?

Covid-19 infected lions prompt variant warning in SALions and pumas at a zoo in the SA capital of Pretoria got severe Covid19 from asymptomatic zoo handlers, raising concerns that new variants could emerge from animal reservoirs of the disease, studies carried out by a local university showed. Moneyweb Fearmongering 🤪 Ffs 🤦‍♂️

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Covid-19 update: 3,658 new cases and 100 deaths reported in SAThe Omicron variant of Covid-19 is much more contagious than previous strains but seems to cause less serious disease.

19 January 2022 - 06:20 By TimesLIVE Workers wearing protective suits following the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak stand next to daily necessities placed on makeshift delivery racks, at a residential compound under lockdown after a case of the Omicron variant was detected, in Beijing's Haidian district, China January 18, 2022.18 January 2022 - 06:10 By TimesLIVE A woman wearing a protective face mask walks on a street during morning rush hour, as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic continues in the country, in Beijing, China January 18, 2022.A 2020 study of faeces from two pumas that had had diarrhoea, nasal discharge and anorexia showed the animals had Covid-19 and made a full recovery after 23 days, the University of Pretoria said in a statement on Tuesday.Lions and pumas at a zoo in the South African capital of Pretoria got severe Covid-19 from asymptomatic zoo handlers, raising concerns that new variants could emerge from animal reservoirs of the disease, studies carried out by a local university showed.

Image: January 19 2022 - 07:30 Boris Johnson denies lying about lockdown party British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has denied an accusation that he had lied to parliament about a lockdown party, saying nobody had warned him the gathering might contravene Covid-19 rules. January 19 2022 - 07:00 I still have Covid-19 symptoms after isolating for 10 days- are my colleagues at risk? The National Institute for Communicable Diseases ( NICD ) says it is possible to still experience Covid-19 symptoms for weeks after the prescribed 10-day isolation period, as recovery may take up to several weeks. The company was responding to a query from Reuters.  The institute says it is safe to return to work if your fever, among other symptoms, has improved. Data suggests that the disease was circulating among staff at the time of the lions’ illness and the disease was likely transferred from them to the big cats. However, if they persist for longer than usual, it recommends seeking medical attention. The virus was first identified in Mexico and became known as swine flu because it’s similar to flu viruses that affect pigs.  January 19 2022 - 06:30 Vaccine inequality leaving 'swathes' behind, WHO says The WHO’s Emergencies Director Mike Ryan said that over half of the world's population has received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, but only 7% of the population in Africa has been fully vaccinated. The disease could then mutate in the animals and reinfect humans, the researchers said.

January 19 2022 - 06:15 China: caution opening overseas mail after Omicron case China is urging people to wear masks and gloves when opening mail, especially from abroad, after authorities suggested the first case of the Omicron coronavirus virus variant found in Beijing could have arrived via a package from Canada. “This is to protect endangered species from getting sick and dying,” Marietjie Venter and Katja Koeppel, two professors at the university, said in the statement. January 19 2022 - 06:00 Even a fourth Pfizer jab not enough to stop Omicron infection, says study .