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What you need to know about coronavirus now

Recently, the world has witnessed a surge in Covid-19 cases due to Omicron variants. For the second year in a row, the virus has cast a shadow over the year-end festival. This is what you need to know about viruses now.
The government announced yesterday that asymptomatic South Africans with Covid-19 will no longer need to isolate or test for contact with positive cases, and viral developments will shift from containment to mitigation. He said he justified it.
The country is a continental leader in Covid-19 cases and deaths, and vaccination, and its experience after becoming one of the first countries to identify more contagious variants of Omicron. It has been carefully watched around the world.
Australia yesterday narrowed the waiting time for people to receive booster shots. This is due to a record surge in daily infections, resulting in flight cancellations and disruptions to Christmas travel plans.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt will provide booster shots to anyone over the age of 18 who received a second shot four months before January 4, with an additional three months by the end of the month. He said it would be shortened.
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare committee yesterday approved a Covid-19 antiviral drug developed by Merck, part of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s plans to roll out new treatments by the end of the year amid growing concerns about Omicron. Was recommended.
Based on the preparations announced earlier by Fumio Kishida, the panel has decided to be ready to ship 200,000 batches nationwide from this weekend.
An Indian court has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to suspend political rallies and election campaigns in vote-bound states in light of the increasing number of Omicron cases.
A judge at the Allahabad High Court in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous state, said Thursday that the number of people infected with Omicron would increase, potentially leading to a third wave of coronavirus.
Bhutan has begun giving booster shots to older people and priority groups as the Himalayas are trying to stave off Omicron variants, health ministry officials said yesterday.
Officials said yesterday Thailand reported the first domestic cluster of coronavirus infections from an Omicron variant in Karasin, northeastern Thailand.
Twenty-one new infections result from couples traveling through the National Test & Go scheme, which exempted arrivals vaccinated from Belgium from quarantine.
US President Joe Biden’s move to retreat hospitals and distribute coronavirus test kits is too late to stop the surge in Omicron-related coronavirus cases on Christmas and New Year, health experts said.
The day after Biden outlined plans to distribute 500 million home coronavirus test kits, UCLA epidemiology professor Henri Moan focused on testing, a “key tool” that the United States was “terribly” behind. I praised you for doing it.
Officials in Xi’An City, northwestern China, said yesterday that the number of new cases had dropped after the outbreak of Covid-19 blocked 13 million residents and was punished.
All domestic flights departing from Xi’An have been canceled for most of the trains departing from the city scheduled yesterday.

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