The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the Omicron coronavirus variant poses a high risk of infection surges around the globe. The WHO said on Monday that the variant could lead to severe consequences in some regions. The head of the organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, renewed a call for a global push to […]

Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey is stepping down as chief executive of the company. He will be replaced by the current chief technical officer, Parag Agrawal. Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter in 2006, has been serving as chief executive of both Twitter and payment firm Square. “It’s finally time for me to leave” he wrote in a […]

After her initial resignation, Sweden has re-elected their first female Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson as the Nordic nation’s head of government. Ms Andersson had earlier resigned just seven hours after first being elected prime minister last week.     But in a 101-173 vote with 75 abstentions, the 349-seat Riksdag re-elected Ms Andersson, leader of […]

South Africa says it is being punished for discovering Omicron, a concerning new variant of Covid-19. The foreign ministry made the statement as countries around the world restricted travel from southern Africa as details of the spread emerged. Early evidence suggests Omicron has a higher re-infection risk. Several cases have now been identified in Europe […]

The United States will restrict travel from South Africa and seven other southern African countries to try to contain a new coronavirus variant spreading there. From Monday, only US citizens and residents will be allowed to travel from the region. This follows a similar flight ban imposed by the EU and the UK. Canada is […]

Adele’s new album, 30 has shot to number one, overtaking Abba to become the fastest-selling album of the year so far. Its 261,000 first-week chart sales mean it sped past the Swedish pop group’s comeback album Voyage, which opened with 204,000 sales. However, Adele’s sales figures are significantly lower than those of her previous album […]

Scientists in South Africa say they have detected a new Covid-19 variant with multiple mutations, blaming it for a surge in infection numbers. Virologist, Tulio de Oliveira, told a news conference that “unfortunately we have detected a new variant which is a reason for concern in South Africa.” Oliveira said the variant, which goes by […]

The European union has proposed that it’s residents will need to have Covid-19 vaccine booster jabs if they want to travel to another country by next summer if they want to be free of tests or quarantines. The EU executive have also proposed accepting all vaccines approved by the World Health Organization for travel purposes, […]

The WHO says Covid vaccines reduce transmission of the dominant Delta variant by about 40 percent adding that people have been falling into a false sense of security. The World Health Organization’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged vaccinated people to continue to take measures to avoid catching Covid-19 and passing on the disease. He noted […]

Jon Batiste, the soulful musician who also serves as the bandleader on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” led among all nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards with 11 nods. He celebrated nominations by pointing out on Twitter that is birthday is 11/11. Justin Bieber, H.E.R., Doja Cat, Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo all followed […]

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