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Omicron rapidly dominating in South Africa; U.S. reports first case

JOHANNESBURG/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Heavily mutated Omicron is rapidly becoming the dominant variant of the coronavirus in South Africa less than four weeks after it was first detected there, and the United States on Wednesday became the latest country to…

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U.S. issues ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for eight African countries

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State Department on Saturday advised against travel to eight southern African countries after the White House announced new travel restrictions…

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South Africa detects new Covid variant with many mutations

Scientists in South Africa said Thursday they had detected a new Covid-19 variant with a large number of mutations, blaming it for a surge in infection numbers. The number of…

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No COVID-19 South African C.1.2 variant in Thailand…yet

Thailand’s Disease Control Department has not yet found a single case of the South African C.1.2 variant of the COVID-19 virus in the country. Director of the Emergency Health Hazard and Disease…

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Six-year old Thai boy returning from South Africa is latest COVID-19 case

A six-year old Thai boy, who returned from South Africa with his mother on June 15th, is the single COVID-19 infection reported today by the CCSA. The asymptomatic boy tested…

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South African police clashed with Cape Town township residents protesting over access to food aid during a coronavirus lockdown

Hungry S.Africans clash with police over food aid in Cape Town

South African police on Tuesday fired rubber bullets and teargas in clashes with Cape Town township residents protesting over access to food aid during a coronavirus lockdown. Hundreds of angry…

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