The new Omicron coronavirus variant kept spreading around the world on Sunday, with two cases detected in Australia, even as more countries tried to seal themselves off by imposing travel restrictions.
China could face more than 630,000 Covid-19 infections a day if it dropped its zero-tolerance policies by lifting travel curbs, according to a study by Peking University mathematicians.
A Guatemalan stowaway hidden in the landing gear compartment of an American Airlines jet survived a flight on Saturday from his home country to Miami, where he was turned over to US immigration officials and taken to a hospital for evaluation.
As the Covid-19 virus ebbs and wanes, post-pandemic realities are beginning to emerge. They underlie a growing set of understandings and arrangements that form the basis of an emerging world order. Empirically speaking, downturns are followed by recovery.
Global financial system is eagerly watching the next move of the US Federal Reserve on tackling inflation, with recent official data showing prices rose 5% over the past year, marking the highest inflation rate since 1990.
Calm returned to the Solomon Islands’ capital Honiara yesterday after days of rioting left at least three dead and reduced sections of the city to smouldering ruins. Petrol stations, shops and other businesses began to reopen, with Honiara residents flocking to buy basic provisions as the violence e
Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok said yesterday he has replaced Sudan’s police chiefs after more than 40 people were killed in a crackdown on protests following last month’s military coup.
Algerians voted yesterday in local elections seen as key in President Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s push to turn the page on the two-decade rule of late president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
South Africa, whose citizens have suddenly become persona-non-grata around the world after the discovery of a new Covid variant in the country, says it is being “punished” and unfairly treated for sounding the alarm.