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Covid-19: Watch out for 2 most reported symptoms in Omicron patients

Amid rising Omicron cases, health officials have warned against dismissing the new variant as mild. While most patients testing...

AstraZeneca says early trial data indicates third dose helps against Omicron

AstraZeneca said on Thursday that preliminary data from a trial showed that its COVID-19 shot, Vaxzevria, generated an increase in antibodies against the...

Covid-19: Half of Europe to be infected with Omicron within weeks – WHO

The World Health Organization has warned that half of Europe will have been infected with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 within six...

France detects new COVID-19 variant ‘IHU’, more infectious than Omicron

Even as the world battles the uptick in COVID-19 cases owing to the Omicron variant, scientists in France have found another variant.

Covid-19 Variant: What is Delmicron and how is it different from Omicron?

All you need to know about Delmicron The surging cases of omicron variants in European countries have raised concerns...

Omicron wave appears milder, but concern remains

The wave of Omicron appears to be milder according to preliminary studies published in the UK and South Africa.

Omicron: South African scientists probe link between variants and untreated HIV

South African scientists – hailed for their discovery of Omicron – are investigating the “highly plausible hypothesis” that the emergence of new...

COVID-19: Omicron spreading fast, now in 89 countries

The omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in 89 countries, and COVID-19 cases involving the variant are doubling every 1.5...

Omicron variant: Kotoka, others undergo massive disinfection

Amid fears of the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, Zoomlion Ghana Limited has undertaken a thorough disinfection operation in all...
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Five new symptoms of Omicron – and how it differs from original Covid

Symptoms of the Omicron variant of coronavirus appear to be very different from previous strains, doctors and epidemiologists believe.

Covid-19: Ghana records 41 Omicron variant cases

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has disclosed that seven more persons infected with the Omicron variant of Covid-19 have been identified in...

Covid-19: Vaccines should work against Omicron variant – WHO

Existing vaccines should still protect people who contract the Omicron variant from severe Covid cases, a World Health Organization (WHO) official says.

What are the symptoms of Omicron?

The first cases of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus have now been detected in the United Kingdom (UK).

COVID-19: Noguchi detects 34 cases of Omicron variant

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research has announced the detection of 34 imported cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 from...

Ghana detects Omicron covid-19 variant [Audio]

JoyNews/AdomNews · Ghana detects omicron covid-19 variant Ghana has detected the Omicron variant of covid-19. The...

Govt told to tighten COVID-19 testing at KIA to avoid influx of Omicron variant

Director of the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens, Prof Gordon Awandare, has called for regular COVID-19 testing at...

COVID-19: Omicron Variant not in Ghana – GHS

The Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, has assured that Ghana has not recorded the Omicron variant...

North Korea blames covid arrival on ‘alien things’

North Korea's Covid outbreak began with citizens touching "alien things" that had fallen near its South Korea border, state media in Pyongyang...

Ghana is experiencing 5th wave of Covid-19 – KCCR virologist

A virologist at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR), Dr Michael Owusu, says the country is currently experiencing its fifth wave...

Tampon makers pledge to tackle US shortages

Major tampon manufacturers in the United States have pledged to make more of the sanitary products to address shortages in the country.
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Covid: US to drop test requirement for air travellers

The US will no longer require air travellers to have proof of a negative Covid-19 test before entering the country from abroad.

COVID-19: Accra still a hotspot – Ghana Health Service

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, says the current Covid-19 active cases are mostly concentrated in Accra,...

KFC Australia forced to swap lettuce for cabbage

Fast food giant KFC has been forced to put cabbage in its burgers and wraps in Australia as the country is struggling...

North Korea announces first death from Covid-19

North Korea has confirmed its first death from Covid-19, with state media adding that tens of thousands more are experiencing fever symptoms.

North Korea orders strict lockdown with first official Covid cases

North Korea has ordered a strict national lockdown after confirming its first official Covid infections. State media have reported...
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Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid

Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday after returning from a weeklong trip to California, the White House announced.

COVID-19: Longest infection lasted more than 16 months

UK doctors believe they have documented the longest Covid infection on record - a patient they treated who had detectable levels of...

2 Covid variants just combined into a ‘Frankenstein’ virus

The first subvariant of Omicron, the latest major variant of the novel coronavirus, was bad. BA.1 drove record cases and hospitalizations in many countries starting...

Shanghai Covid lockdown extended to entire city

Chinese authorities have extended their lockdown of Shanghai to cover all its 25 million people after a fresh surge in Covid cases.

COVID-19: 60-year-old man gets 90 vaccine shots to sell forged passes

A 60-year-old man allegedly had himself vaccinated against COVID-19 dozens of times in Germany in order to sell forged vaccination cards with...
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Grammys 2022 Winners: The complete list

The 64th annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday night after being delayed by the Omicron variant. The show was held...

New drug that prevents you from catching Covid-19 gets green light in Europe

British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced on Monday its antibody-drug Evusheld, which is taken pre-emptively to prevent Covid-19, has been approved in the European Union.

Akufo-Addo holds meeting to open land borders, discusses hike in fuel prices

The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has intimated government is set to ease restrictions at the country’s land borders.

UNICEF launches first-ever ‘U-Report Challenge’ to boost Covid-19 vaccine uptake in Africa

A week after COVAX delivered its billionth dose in Rwanda, UNICEF has launched the first-ever U-Report Challenge, calling on all 13.3 million...

Ghana lifts travel restrictions on South Korea

Ghana has lifted the restriction on all travellers from South Korea, effective 4 February, a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs...

‘I started cheating just before my 30th – I just wanted to enjoy great...

Relationships can be tricky and there's certainly no one size fits all approach. But most people would say that...

New rapid test detects Covid-19 in the air in 30 minutes

An American company has announced the launch of a new rapid environmental test to detect Covid-19 in the air.

We’ve provided $430 million to Ghana to fight Covid-19 – World Bank

World Bank Country Director, Pierre Frank Laporte, has revealed that the World Bank has provided the government of Ghana $430 million to...

COVID-19: UK to start giving Pfizer Covid pill to vulnerable people

The U.K. will start giving Pfizer Inc.’s Covid-19 pill to the most vulnerable people next month, rolling out a treatment that could...

COVID-19: MPs, Parliamentary officials to take booster shots before resuming sitting

Members of Parliament and Officers of the Parliamentary Service will in the coming days participate in a Covid-19 booster vaccination exercise.