Omicron is 4 times prevalent than Delta variant: Dr. Al-Maslamani

Omicron is 4 times prevalent than Delta variant: Dr. Al-Maslamani

The prevalence of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is 4 times greater than that of the Delta variant, Dr Muna al-Maslamani, Medical Director of the Communicable Disease Center at Hamad Medical Corporation, has pointed out.

Omicron mostly causes moderate symptoms but caution urged

Omicron mostly causes moderate symptoms but caution urged

The new Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus generally causes only mild or moderate symptoms but more studies are needed to evaluate its long-term impact on the health of the infected people, Dr Soha al-Bayat, Head of Vaccination at the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) Sunday said.

Omicron forces cancellation of thousands of more flights

Omicron forces cancellation of thousands of more flights

Travel headaches abound for millions worldwide on the holiday weekend with 2,200 flights cancelled Sunday alone, tracking websites reported, as celebrants wrap up Christmas battered by Covid's Omicron variant.

5,700 flights scrapped as Omicron hits Christmas weekend travel

5,700 flights scrapped as Omicron hits Christmas weekend travel

At least 5,700 flights have been cancelled worldwide over the long Christmas weekend and thousands more were delayed, a tracking website reported Saturday, as the highly infectious Omicron variant brings holiday travel headaches to millions.

Moderna could be ready to develop Omicron booster in weeks: CEO

Moderna could be ready to develop Omicron booster in weeks: CEO

Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna does not expect any problems in developing a booster shot to protect against the Omicron variant of the coronavirus and could begin work in a few weeks, Chief Executive Stephane Bancel said in an interview.

Australia on alert as first Omicron community case confirmed

Australia on alert as first Omicron community case confirmed

Australian authorities on Tuesday confirmed a person with Covid-19 had the new Omicron variant after disclosing that the person had been active in the community, but urged calm as they weighed up the severity of the strain.