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Ghana says 34 samples from returning travellers test positive for Omicron

Ghana says 34 samples from returning travellers test positive for Omicron

GHANA detected the Omicron coronavirus variant in 34 samples from travellers who returned to the country from November 21-25, according to data from the state institute responsible for coronavirus testing. The health ministry on Wednesday announced it had detected the country's first imported cases of the variant, but did not say how many cases had been identified. A graphic released by the Noguchi research institute on Thursday said it had checked 120 samples from returning travellers and found 34 that were positive for the variant. It gave no further details about the travellers that were tested. "These are the first…
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U.S. will boost ‘Do Not Travel’ advisories to 80% of world

U.S. will boost ‘Do Not Travel’ advisories to 80% of world

DAVID SHEPARDSON THE U.S. State Department says it will boost its "Do Not Travel" guidance to about 80% of countries worldwide, citing "unprecedented risk to travellers" from the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Department already listed 34 out of about 200 countries as "Level 4: Do Not Travel," including places like Chad, Kosovo, Kenya, Brazil, Argentina, Haiti, Mozambique, Russia and Tanzania. "This update will result in a significant increase in the number of countries at Level 4: Do Not Travel, to approximately 80% of countries worldwide," the department said in a statement. Getting to 80% would imply adding nearly 130 countries.…
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