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World 09 Dec 2021 | 4:28 AM

Canada's Omicron travel ban disrupts residents heading home

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's ban on travelers from southern African countries and its refusal to recognize these countries' PCR tests, aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus Omicron variant, is an obstacle for Canadians heading home and increasing international pressure to reverse the measures.

World 09 Dec 2021 | 2:36 AM

Act now to curb Omicron's spread, WHO's Tedros tells world

GENEVA (Reuters) -Governments need to reassess national responses to COVID-19 and speed up vaccination programmes to tackle Omicron, though it is it too early to say how well existing shots will protect against the new variant, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday.

World 30 Nov 2021 | 11:02 PM

WHO's Tedros warns against over-reaction to Omicron

GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) voiced concern on Tuesday that some countries were introducing blanket measures against the Omicron coronavirus variant that may not be necessary and penalised African nations unfairly.