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World Health Organisation says the overall global risk of the Omicron variant is ‘very high’
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Teams of TfL enforcement officers were out in force across London on Tuesday and swooped on commuters without face masks on public transport. As the renewed requirement to wear face coverings kicked in officers stopped those flouting the rules and warned them they would face fines next time. Officers shouted “face coverings are mandatory on the network” as commuters passed through.
The speed with which new variants of the COVID-19 virus spread around the world can leave government's scrambling to catch up. It has taken barely two weeks from the initial testing of 'patient zero', before potentially the entire globe is readying itself to examine COVID test samples to see if they contain the Omicron variant. Patient zero, called n=1 or the index case by the scientific community, arrived at Hong Kong International Airport on 11 November, having flown in from South Africa via Doha in Qatar, on flight QR818.
Interior minister Gerald Darmanin said negotiations can resume ‘very quickly’ if the UK ends the ‘double speak’.
Masks alone are not enough to protect those most at risk this winter, says Guardian columnist Frances Ryan
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A judge in the specialist Insolvency & Companies Court on Monday said that the company was insolvent.
A couple have been arrested after escaping from a quarantine in the Netherlands after testing positive for Covid-19. It was unclear whether they had tested positive for the new Omicron coronavirus variant. Amsterdam newspaper Het Parool reported that the couple, a Spanish man and Portuguese woman, were trying to fly to Spain.
PARIS (Reuters) -France is prepared to talk to Britain about migration if it is ready for serious discussions, interior minister Gerald Darmanin said on Monday, as he urged the UK to "limit" its economic attractiveness to migrants. Darmanin also told a news conference that Prime Minister Jean Castex will write to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday to detail French demands. Amid a growing rift, France cancelled an invitation to British Interior Minister Priti Patel to attend a meeting on Sunday with European counterparts to discuss the situation.
The World Health Organization has called for a new international accord on tackling pandemics, following the emergence of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.During a special session of the World Health Assembly on November 29, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the new variant “underlines just how perilous and precarious our situation is.”“Omicron demonstrates just why the world needs a new accord on pandemics,” he said. “Our current system disincentivizes countries from alerting others to threats that will inevitably land on their shores,” he said.Tedros called on richer nations to commit to vaccine equity in order to bring an end to the pandemic. “More than 80 percent of the world’s vaccines have gone to G20 countries. Low income countries, most of them in Africa, have received just 0.6 percent of all vaccines,” he said. “The longer vaccine inequity persists, the more opportunity this virus has to spread and evolve in ways we cannot predict.”Tedros also said South Africa and Botswana “should be thanked for detecting and sequencing and reporting this variant, not penalized,” and said it was not yet known whether the variant is associated with more transmissions, severe disease, or vaccine resistance. Credit: World Health Organization via Storyful
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