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'Worst thing' Australia can do is panic over Omicron - peak business group cautions against ...

The Daily Mail 29 Nov 2021
Three cases have already found their way into New South Wales, brought by arrivals who carried Omicron from its source in southern Africa. But Business Council of Australia chief executive Jennifer Westacott does not want to see an over-reaction to the new strain ... THIRD Omicron case is suspected on flight from Africa as...
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Ghana needs more specialized banks - Economist

Ghana Web 29 Nov 2021
Samuel Worlanyo Mensah, an Economist and Executive Director of Centre for Greater Impact Africa, says the country needed more specialized banks to support the various sectors of the economy ... Dr Mensah stated. He was speaking at a seminar organized by the Ghana News Agency for state and non-state actors to address national issues. Rev ... Rev ... .
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Omicron: Third case of Covid variant detected in UK

The Independent 28 Nov 2021
UKHSA confirmed the individual had links to travel in southern Africa and had since been in the central London borough of Westminster ... Africa.
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PH bans flights from Hong Kong due to Omicron variant

Sun Star 28 Nov 2021
In a television interview, Padilla said the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases temporarily suspended the entry of flights coming from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Hong Kong where there were cases of B.1.1.529, now known as the Omicron variant.
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Solar Orbiter flies by Earth before beginning final journey to Sun

Finger Lakes Times 28 Nov 2021
DARMSTADT, Germany — The Solar Orbiter space probe had a brief encounter with its home planet on Saturday morning when it circled the Earth for the first and last time while executing a gravity assist to slow itself down before setting off for the Sun.
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South Africa at the start of a Covid-19 vaccine the world has never seen

Mail Guardian South Africa 28 Nov 2021
Africa produces less than 1% of the vaccines it uses ... In Africa, fewer than one in 10 people are fully immunised ... At the time, a leading vaccine manufacturer was obliged to supply the United States and rich countries with doses first, recalls Mehdi Zaghloul, executive director of Morocco’s Sothema pharmaceutical company.
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UK records THIRD case of Omicron 'super-mutant' Covid strain... hours after Sajid Javid played down ...

The Daily Mail 28 Nov 2021
The UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) said the individual, who is longer in Britain, was linked to travel to Southern Africa.
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Secondary school pupils should wear masks in communal areas, Department for Education announces as third ...

The Daily Mail 28 Nov 2021
The update comes after the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) said an individual, who is longer in the country, tested positive for the Omicron variant after travelling to Westminster in London and the infection was 'linked to travel to southern Africa'. Jenny Harries, chief executive of UKHSA, said ... .
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Irish Times view on living with new coronavirus variants

The Irish Times 28 Nov 2021
The ever-changing Covid-19 saga continues ... Scaremongering around Omicron is unhelpful. It has resulted in questionable blame being laid at the door of scientific authorities in South Africa and neighbouring states. World Health Organisation executive director Dr Mike Ryan cautioned against a public overreaction to the Omicron variant. Covid conundrum ... .
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Will Gambians get justice after Barrow’s deal with Jammeh party?

Al Jazeera 28 Nov 2021
Jammeh’s interference in the election campaign has been a “major setback”, believes Fatou Jagne Senghore, executive director of human rights NGO Article 19 West Africa.
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Football: Cosafa Under-17 tournament Seychelles withdraws participation |27 November 2021

Nation 27 Nov 2021
The measures apply for South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe ... This is due to the recent emergence of the new Covid-19 variant in South Africa, Lesotho and the surrounding southern African countries,” said SFF secretary general and chief executive Georges Bibi.
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Scientists to launch 100-day vaccine strategy to combat future pandemics

The Daily Telegraph 27 Nov 2021
Little capacity in Africa ... Patrick Tippoo, executive director of the African Vaccine Manufacturing Initiative, said Africa had capacity to manufacture about 500 million doses a year but much of that is “fill and finish” – the final part of the process. “What we need in Africa is the end-to-end manufacturing capability.
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Hochul announces executive order allowing hospitals to limit elective surgeries

The Buffalo News 27 Nov 2021
With new Covid-19 cases on the rise in New York State amid fears that a new variant of the virus first spotted in South Africa could spread in the U.S., Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new executive order allowing hospitals to begin limiting "non-essential, non-urgent procedures.".
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Hochul OKs limiting elective surgeries, requires nursing homes to made boosters available

The Buffalo News 27 Nov 2021
With new Covid-19 cases on the rise in New York State amid fears that a new variant of the virus first spotted in South Africa could spread in the U.S., Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new executive order allowing hospitals to begin limiting "non-essential, non-urgent procedures.".
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