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Canberra/UNI/Sputnik: The first death from the Omicron strain of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Australia, the health department of the state of New South Wales reports. more
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China introduces stringent measures to counter Omicron threat

Beijing: China, the country from where novel coronavirus infection is believed to have originated, has introduced stringent Covid-19 quarantine and border control rules to counter the thr ...

Hong Kong registers 7 more cases of Omicron Covid 19 variant

Hong Kong/UNI/Xinhua: Hong Kong's Center for Health Protection (CHP) reported seven additional cases of the Omicron variant of Covid 19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of Omic ...