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Mark McGowan says “too early to say” whether the Omicron variant will delay the reopening of the state border

Western Australia ‘The Prime Minister says it is too early to say whether the state’s reopening of COVID-affected states will be delayed due to concerns over the new Omicron COVID variant is growing. Monday night,…

13 omicron cases in Portuguese football team

TOKYO (AP) – Portuguese health authorities said on Monday that they have identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant believed to be more contagious, among team members of a professional football club. The…

Omicron COVID update: Australia’s plans to reopen the border put on hold by Prime Minister

Australia’s plan to reopen to the world has been pushed back by the emergence of the Omicron COVID strain. The National Security Committee announced Monday night that it will delay the next step to a…

Japan repeals border restrictions and excludes foreign visitors due to Omicron

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at his press conference after parliament re-elected him prime minister following last month’s election victory of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party, in Kantei, Japan on November 10, 2021. Stanislav…

Vandals attack Melbourne café and leave death threats due to COVID rules

A popular café in Melbourne was attacked on Sunday night when vandals put death threats stuck in the shop’s windscreen. Briki Cafe, a local favorite in Melbourne’s inner north, had his windshield smashed with a…

Travelers on edge as countries tighten rules due to Omicron fears – travel agencies

SYDNEY / SINGAPORE November 29 (Reuters) – Some potential travelers are considering canceling or delaying travel plans in response to new curbs triggered by the Omicron variant of coronavirus, travel agents said Monday threatening an…

Travelers in Orlando worried about the new Omicron variant

As travelers return home after enjoying time with family, we ran into Vickie Jordan from St. Louis. Louis, Missouri and Orlando International Airport. “We’ve been here since the 19th,” Jordan said. She told us she…

Japan is considering further border controls as Omicron spreads -PM Kishida

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks at his press conference after parliament re-elected him prime minister following last month’s election victory of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party, in Kantei, Japan on November 10, 2021. Stanislav…

Australia’s reopening plans are in doubt after Omicron cases

People are sitting in the arrivals department of the Kingsford Smith International Airport International Terminal the morning after Australia implemented a ban on entry for non-citizens and non-residents with the aim of slowing down the…

Melbourne ‘Freedom Meetings’: Nineteen protesters test positive against COVID

Recent demonstrations in Melbourne against vaccine demands have sparked a flurry of new COVID cases among protesters. On Monday, the health department confirmed that there had been 19 confirmed cases in people going to the…

First case of COVID Omicron variant detected in Northern Territory, third infection detected in Australia

The third case of the new coronavirus strain Omicron has been discovered in a traveler who arrived in the Northern Territory. Health authorities announced on Monday that genomic sequencing confirmed that a man traveling from…

Omicron COVID variant: South African doctor responds to worldwide ‘hype’

A South African doctor who was among the first in the country to mark the possibility of a new one COVID-19 variant says the “hype” around Omicron “does not correlate” with the “clinical picture”. The…

Queensland’s roadmap for reopening the border continues as a ‘cautious’ approach to Omicron

Queensland is monitoring developments with the Omicron variant of COVID-19 and has signaled that there are no plans yet to change the state’s reopening roadmap. But Deputy Prime Minister Steven Miles says health experts are…

COVID cases fall after new Omicron strain discovered in NSW

New South Wales has registered 150 new cases of coronavirus after two cases were confirmed to be of the new Omicron variant. For the fifth day in a row, the state recorded zero deaths, NSW…

The Prime Minister is considering major international border change in response to the Omicron variant

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned that the federal government could scrap planned easing of international border restrictions in response to the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. The highly mutated virus has now been confirmed in…