USA in ‘active communication’ with South African scientists about Covid variant

USA in ‘active communication’ with South African scientists about Covid variant

White House Chief Medical Officer Anthony Fauci makes his inaugural statement ahead of the Senate health, education, labor market and pensions hearing on “The next step: the way forward for the COVID-19 response” on Capitol Hill, Washington, November 4, 2021. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters The United States will talk to South African scientists on Friday … Read more

Belgium confirms case of new, highly mutated Covid variant

Belgium confirms case of new, highly mutated Covid variant

Advice on how to protect yourself against coronavirus can be found on a poster posted on the market square in Bruges, Belgium. In the background the town hall with the Bell Tower, an 80 meter high tower, one of the city’s landmarks. Bernd Thissen | picture alliance | Getty Images Belgium has confirmed a case … Read more

Bitcoin (BTC) enters the bear market on new Covid variant

Bitcoin prices fell sharply amid global divestments of shares. Luke MacGregor | Bloomberg | Getty Images Bitcoin fell sharply with other assets on Friday, hitting a six-week low and officially entering bear market territory. The world’s largest cryptocurrency fell 8% in the last 24 hours to $ 54,177, according to Coin Metrics data, the lowest … Read more

European officials express concern about ‘alarming’ new Covid variant

A person passing through the main street of the Christmas market in Barcelona, ​​Spain. SOPA pictures | LightRocket | Getty Images A top EU official said the news of a new coronavirus variant was “alarming” and admitted it could have consequences for the region’s economy. A handful of nations, particularly South Africa and Botswana, have … Read more

Bitcoin (BTC) enters the bear market on new Covid variant

Bitcoin prices fell sharply amid global divestments of shares. Luke MacGregor | Bloomberg | Getty Images Bitcoin fell sharply with other assets on Friday, hitting a six-week low and officially entering bear market territory. Bitcoin fell 7% in the last 24 hours to $ 54,561, according to Coin Metrics data, its lowest level since October … Read more

New Covid variant shakes global markets with oil falling 5%

Registered Nurse Savanah Wagstaff watches as Aliza Burns, a nursing student at Brigham Young University-Idaho, treats a coronavirus (COVID-19) positive patient in her isolation room at Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho, USA, October 28, 2021. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters Global markets stalled on Friday after news of a highly mutated Covid-19 variant first discovered … Read more

South African rand hits new Covid fear, variant

South African rand. RapidEye | iStock | Getty Images The South African rand fell sharply against the dollar on Friday after a new variant with many mutations was discovered in the country. The currency fell to as low as 16.2391 against the dollar during Asia’s opening hours on Friday and last traded about 1.6% weaker … Read more

Britain suspends flights to six African countries as new Covid variant raises alarm

UK Health Minister Sajid Javid speaks at a press conference in Downing Street on 20 October 2021 in London, England. Toby Melville | WPA Pool | News from Getty Images The United Kingdom is temporarily suspending flights from six countries as a new Covid variant with more than 30 mutations spread across South Africa. Sajid … Read more

Britain suspends flights to six African countries as new Covid variant raises alarm

UK Health Minister Sajid Javid speaks at a press conference in Downing Street on 20 October 2021 in London, England. Toby Melville | WPA Pool | News from Getty Images The United Kingdom is temporarily suspending flights from six countries as a new Covid variant with more than 30 mutations spread across South Africa. Sajid … Read more

WHO tells fully vaccinated to wear masks, physical distance

World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is attending a press conference hosted by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland on 3 July 2020. Fabrice Coffrini | Pool | Reuters The World Health Organization urges the public to … Read more