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Omicron explained: Why scientists are worried

Authorities around the world have reacted with alarm to a new coronavirus variant detected in South Africa.

By Alistair Smout, Alexander Winning, Tim Cocks, Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo, Stephanie Nebehay 1 day ago

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Dutch in arms: Omicron detected on SA flight

Dutch health authorities announced they had detected 61 Covid-19 cases among people who flew from South Africa on Friday and believe at least some infections are of the new Omicron variant.

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CDC says no cases of Omicron identified in US so far

No cases of new Covid-19 variant detected in South Africa have been identified in the United States to date, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced.

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UK's 'knee-jerk' Red List temporary ban throws South African travellers into a muddle

Britain announced on Thursday that it would be temporarily halting flights from South Africa and some neighbouring countries owing to the threat of the new Covid-19 variant B.1.1.529, leaving travellers in a state of disarray.

By Victoria O'Regan 3 days ago

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