Oman suspends flights to seven African countries

Oman suspends flights to seven African countries

The Sultanate of Oman decided today to suspend entry for arrivals from seven African countries in light of reports received about the spread of a new variant of Coronavirus (Covid 19).

Britain labels coronavirus 'variant of concern' linked to travel from India

Britain labels coronavirus 'variant of concern' linked to travel from India

British health officials on Friday labelled a coronavirus variant first found in India a "variant of concern" due to evidence it spreads more easily, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying the situation needed careful handling.

Pfizer vaccine appears effective against coronavirus variant

Pfizer vaccine appears effective against coronavirus variant

The Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is likely to protect against a more infectious variant of the virus, which was discovered in Britain and has spread around the world, according to results of further lab tests released on Wednesday.

Coronavirus variants, found in UK and South Africa, travel the world

Coronavirus variants, found in UK and South Africa, travel the world

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said a variant of the coronavirus, which could be up to 70% more transmissible, is spreading rapidly in Britain. A separate variant, first found in South Africa, is also causing concern.