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Menace of Omicron looms over Christmas holidays in Europe, U.S

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The threat of Omicron: LONDON (Reuters) – The Netherlands went into lockdown on Sunday and the potential for extra COVID-19 restrictions over the Christmas and New Yr interval loomed over a number of European nations because the Omicron coronavirus variant spreads rapidly.

In America, White Home medical adviser Anthony Fauci urged https://www.reuters.com/world/us/covid-omicron-variant-raging-through-world-traveling-increases-risk-fauci-2021-12-19 folks traveling over the vacations to get booster photographs and all the time put on masks in crowded public areas.

He described Omicron as “raging by the world,” and mentioned traveling will enhance the danger of infection even amongst vaccinated folks.

Dutch city centers have been largely abandoned https://www.reuters.com/enterprise/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/netherlands-starts-painful-christmas-coronavirus-lockdown-2021-12-19 because the nation started a snap lockdown that left folks’ Christmas plans in disarray.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte introduced the shutdown on Saturday night, ordering the closure of all however important shops, in addition to eating places, hairdressers, gyms, museums and different public locations from Sunday till no less than Jan. 14.

Omicron, a really contagious variant first detected final month in southern Africa and Hong Kong, has raced across the globe and been reported in 89 nations, the World Well being Group mentioned on https://www.reuters.com/enterprise/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/omicron-cases-doubling-15-3-days-areas-with-local-spread-who-2021-12-18 Saturday.

The variety of Omicron instances is doubling in 1.5 to three days in areas with group transmission, the WHO mentioned, noting that a lot remains to be not recognized concerning the variant, together with the severity of the sickness it causes.

Whereas the Netherlands took the plunge and shut down a lot of public life to forestall its healthcare system from being overwhelmed by an anticipated surge in instances, a number of different European governments are contemplating extra curbs – at a time when persons are usually spending cash on buying, leisure and journey.

Britain reported a surge in instances of Omicron on Saturday, with 25,000 recorded to date. Authorities advisors mentioned this could possibly be the tip of the iceberg and well being minister Sajid Javid declined https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/uk-health-minister-doesnt-rule-out-new-covid-restrictions-before-christmas-2021-12-19 on Sunday to rule out the prospect of additional COVID-19 restrictions earlier than Christmas.

Javid mentioned the federal government was taking the “sobering” recommendation of its scientists severely, was watching the info on an “virtually hourly foundation” and would stability that towards the broader influence of restrictions on areas resembling companies and schooling.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is reeling after a sequence of scandals and missteps, and greater than 100 of his personal Conservative lawmakers this week voted towards the federal government‘s newest measures to deal with COVID-19.

Javid mentioned Johnson was not too politically weak to usher in additional curbs if needed.

In Italy, the federal government is contemplating new measures to keep away from a surge in infections in the course of the vacation interval, native newspapers reported on Sunday.

After holding a gathering with ministers on Dec. 23, Prime Minister Mario Draghi may mandate that individuals who have been vaccinated additionally present a detrimental check to entry crowded locations, together with discos and stadiums, every day Corriere Della Sera reported

DJ Kamal Mustafa is a Music Producer, DJ, Pakistani Filmmaker, and Journalist. Has Made six Animated Films and Released 18 Music Albums for Pakistani and Bollywood Celebrities. The latest animated film on Cyber Awareness has been released by DJ Kamal Mustafa, a project for NR3C.GOV.PK (National Response Center For Cyber Crime) FIA Cyber Crime Wing. I have been featured in The News, Geo News, Dunya News, Gulf News, Global Village Space, and in many newspapers and news blogs. I am writing for Pakistan Today, Times of India, Capital TV, Daily Times, and other news outlets.

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