omicron: Australia nears Omicron peak as daily infections hover around records – Times of India

omicron Australia nears Omicron peak as daily infections hover around

SYDNEY: Australia has likely neared the peak of its Omicron wave, authorities said on Saturday, but warned daily infections will linger near record levels for “the next few weeks” after more than 100,000 cases were reported for a fourth straight day. Having limited the spread of the coronavirus through tough restrictions earlier in the pandemic, … Read more

Half of Europe on track to catch Omicron as China lockdown millions – Times of India

Half of Europe on track to catch Omicron as China

COPENHAGEN: More than half of people in Europe are projected to catch Omicron in the next two months, the WHO said Tuesday, as millions in China faced fresh lockdowns on the two-year anniversary of the world’s first Covid death. The highly-transmissible variant has ripped through countries at breakneck pace, forcing governments to impose fresh measures … Read more

Some virus restrictions back in Australia as Omicron surges – Times of India

Some virus restrictions back in Australia as Omicron surges

SYDNEY: Australia’s most populous state reinstated some restrictions and suspended elective surgeries on Friday as Covid-19-19 cases surged to another new record. New South Wales reported 38,625 new cases, prompting Premier Dominic Perrottet to announce regulations banning dancing and singing in pubs and nightclubs, and delaying non-urgent surgeries until mid-February. Hospitalizations reached 1,738 in the … Read more

Doubts over China tennis star’s email raise safety concerns – Times of India

Doubts over China tennis stars email raise safety concerns

TAIPEI, Taiwan: A Chinese professional tennis player not seen in public since she accused a former top government official of sexual assault purportedly sent an email claiming she was safe and that the allegation was false, a message that only amplified concerns about her safety and demands for information about her well-being and whereabouts. So … Read more