Omicron: How different countries are curbing the surge
04 January 2022 | 8:39 am
Boosters, lockdown, laissez faire — here's a look at how countries around the world are reacting to the omicron variant.
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Violence against women has increased significantly worldwide during the coronavirus pandemic. The victims' association Weisser Ring estimates there was an increase of around ten percent in 2020. The number of unreported cases is also very high.
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In November 2021, a team of researchers headed by Professor Tulio de Oliveira discovered the Omicron variant. Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists in South Africa were doing research on epidemics. Yet not everyone approves of their work.
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A common respiratory virus is circulating in Germany, hitting the youngest the hardest. Children's hospitals are under immense pressure. But this acute situation was foreseeable — and is a result of chronic problems.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping has asked authorities to launch an health campaign in a more "targeted" way. US experts estimate another million people could die of COVID in China during 2023.
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India is expecting its multibillion-dollar online gaming industry to more than triple its size over the next four years. Officials and mental health professionals fear addiction and gambling will become more widespread.
The inter-ministerial watchdog set up to monitor and fight against sects in France has released its latest findings on everything from online coaches to conspiracists, neo-Shamans and would-be healers. The alarming report from MIVILUDES states that since 2020 – and especially since the coronavirus pandemic – such movements are on the rise and are spreading worrying quantities of misinformation when it comes to healthcare.
A survey has found that many people in Southeast Asia prefer to engage with the EU amid US-China rivalry in the region. Cambodians particularly viewed the bloc favorably — Malaysians and Indonesians not so much.
More than 20,000 people have reached Italy's shores this year and the government says the influx is deliberate. It now wants NATO's help.
Tunisia is seeing a surge in xenophobic violence against people from sub-Saharan Africa. This comes after the president claimed in February that migrants from the south were part of an international plot to change the country's demographic makeup.
Toyota on Wednesday said it expects operating profit to climb 10% this business year, with a five-fold jump in pure electric vehicle sales, amid an easing in global supply chain disruption from a shortage of chips.
US authorities are bracing for a surge in illegal immigration along the southern border in the next few days. A Trump-era policy known as Title 42, which allowed for officials to quickly return migrants to Mexico, is set to end late on Thursday. The change could put pressure on an already fragile asylum system. We take a closer look and get analysis from FRANCE 24's Peter O'Brien.
People in Nigeria have been rushing to buy fuel amid soaring prices since the country's new president, Bola Tinubu, announced the end of subsidies. Nigeria's state oil company says it was spending over 800 million dollars each month on the subsidy.
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