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Sports Coronavirus / USA: Biden will announce measures against Omicron

22:30  02 december  2021
22:30  02 december  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

13 omicron cases in Portuguese soccer team

  13 omicron cases in Portuguese soccer team TOKYO (AP) — Portuguese health authorities said Monday they have identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant believed to be more contagious, among team members of a professional soccer club. The Ricardo Jorge National Health Institute said Monday that one of those who tested positive at the Lisbon-based Belenenses soccer club had recently traveled to South Africa, where the omicron variant was first identified. The others, however, had not traveled to South Africa, indicating that this may be one of the very first cases of local transmission of the virus outside of southern Africa.

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Coronavirus / United States: Biden will announce measures against the Omicron

Variant by Jeff Mason

Washington (Reuters) - US President Joe Biden will present Thursday his strategy to fight the Omicron and Delta variants of the coronavirus during the winter, particularly with Free screening tests and new restrictions for foreign travelers.

The US government will compel private insurance companies to repay 100% of pharmacies screening tests by their 150 million customers, said representatives of the administration, while millions of tests will be available for free. Rural clinics and health centers for people who do not have private insurance.

Omicron: How does it compare with other COVID-19 variants of concern?

  Omicron: How does it compare with other COVID-19 variants of concern? The Omicron variant, first detected by South Africa, has become the latest and fifth variant of concern designated by the WHO since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. A variant of concern has the potential for increased transmissibility, severity of illness or decreased effectiveness of vaccines, treatments and public health measures, according to WHO. Cases of Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and now the Omicron variant have been detected in Canada. Here is what we know so far about the Omicron variant and how it compares with the other variant of concern. Omicron The B.1.1.

Washington urges the Americans to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a vaccinal reminder to combat the new Omicron variant, detected in South Africa and which spreads very quickly around the world.

only 58.9% of the American population, ie 196 million people, made a complete vaccination route. This is one of the lowest percentages among rich countries.

The United States also plan to impose on international travelers going through the country to perform a screening test within 24 hours preceding their arrival, regardless of their immunization status. The mandatory port of the mask in aircraft, trains and public transport will be extended until March 18th.

X1 More than 786,000 people succumbed to COVID-19 in the United States, including 37,000 during the month of November. X1X1 If presidential decrees imposing vaccination for employees of large companies and civil servants were blocked by justice, Joe Biden intends to encourage companies to ask their employees to be vaccinated or regularly screening, said the White House. X1X1 The propagation of the Omicron variant and the uncertainty surrounding its dangerousness has been shaking financial markets over the week and challenge the recovery of the global economy while the health crisis is growing. X1X1 (Reporting Jeff Mason, with Susan Heavey; French version Jean Terzian) X1

Federal government considering new travel bans to limit spread of Omicron: sources .
The Liberal government is considering a host of new border restrictions to curb the spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, sources told the National Post. A senior Liberal source said the government is considering all measures, including travel restrictions, but has not yet made a final decision. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was set to speak with the premiers Tuesday evening about the Omicron variant and what can be done to curb its rapid spread. The rise in cases of Omicron is clearly worrying premiers, especially with Christmas just over a week away when many family gatherings will take place.

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