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Nepal faces new omicron-fueled coronavirus surge

Health officials are worried the sheer number of new infections will once again overwhelm the Himalayan country's fragile health care system.

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2 Jan
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4 Jan
French Finance Minister, Bruno Le Maire has announced plans to widen financial aid for firms hit by the pandemic, as surging Covid-19 cases put increasing pressure on the wider economy.
4 Jan
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5 Jan
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6 Jan
Germany's health minister has said that the country would need 15 million more booster doses to curb the spread of omicron. Meanwhile. Australia's health system is under strain amid a rising caseload. DW has the latest.
6 Jan
This year's Grammy Awards ceremony honoring top performances in music has been postponed indefinitely because of the rapid spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, organizers said on Wednesday. The Grammy Awards have been postponed for a second year in a row, with organisers on Wednesday citing a surge in cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
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Israel's Health Ministry has recommended removing all the countries currently on an omicron no-fly list. The ministry also said Israelis should not travel to places with higher infection rates "without a good reason."
7 Jan
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