Interactive map exhibits the place the Covid omicron variant has been detected

From the USA to Germany and from Saudi Arabia to Australia, the Covid-19 Omicron variant has distributed in dozens of countries global.

The World Health Organization has labeled Omicron, which was first discovered by South African scientists. a “questionable variant” because a large number of mutations the could make the variant more contagious.

Much is still unknown about the variant initially designated as B.1.1.529. Scientists are studying whether it is more communicable, causing more serious illness and death, and whether tests, therapeutics, and vaccines are effective against it.

Still, the advent of the Omicron variant has led some countries to tighten border restrictions and spark new concerns about the health of the global economy. Meanwhile, declining investor sentiment rocked global markets.

Rating agency Moody’s said the Omicron variant had created new uncertainty just as many countries were moving towards a semblance of post-pandemic normality.

“Omicron’s discovery underscores our belief that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a health threat as well as the primary source of uncertainty for the global economy and a driver of financial market volatility,” Moody’s said in a report Tuesday.

The Covid pandemic, which began early last year, has seen more than 263 million reported infections and over 5.2 million known deaths as of Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

More than 8 million doses of the Covid vaccine have been given, according to Hopkins data. But many low-income countries – especially those in Africa – have vaccinated less than 10% of their population, according to statistics from the online repository Our World in Data.

Leisure Information Roundup: Actor Amber Heard says she welcomed a child woman in April; Vietnam orders Netflix to take away Australian spy present over South China Sea map and extra

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actor Amber heard says she welcomed a little girl in April

“Aquaman” actor Amber heard revealed that she greeted a daughter in April and shared a picture of herself with the three-month-old on social media. In a post on Instagram late Thursday the 35-year-old who was previously married Hollywood star Johnny Deppsaid baby Oonagh Paige heard was born on April 8th.

Vietnam orders Netflix to remove Australian Spy show over the south China Nautical chart

Netflix Inc has the. away Australian Spy drama “Pine Gap” from his services in Vietnam after a complaint from broadcasting authorities in the Southeast Asian Land about the look of a map that Chinese Claims in the south China Sea. The map, which can be seen briefly on the screens of a control room of a spy base in two episodes of the six-part show, shows China’s unilaterally declared “nine-dash line” and is displayed in the context of maritime claims in the region.

Indian superstar Aamir Khan and producer woman Kiran Rao get divorced

Indian superstar Aamir Khan and his wife, the director and producer Kiran Raosaid Saturday that they are getting divorced after 15 years of marriage. The couple plan to raise their son Azad together and continue to work on films, their nonprofit Paani Foundation and other projects, they said in a joint statement.

The financial company wants out Britney Spears Conservatory case

Bessemer Trust, an asset management company serving as the co-curator of Britney Spears’ Property, asked on Thursday a The angel Court to withdraw from the case after the pop superstar testified that she defied the deal. Spears, 39, told the court last week that she believed the legal agreement introduced in 2008 to be abusive. The “Stronger” singer said she was forced to take the drug lithium against her will and was prevented from marrying and using contraception so she could try to have a baby.

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