Need a break: Snooker player falls asleep during the match

A top snooker player fell asleep in the middle of his fight in one of the most prestigious events in the sport ByAssociated Press November 29, 2021 at 10:51 • 1 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterEmail this article YORK, England – Still feeling the effects of coronavirus, a top snooker player fell asleep … Read more

Omicron outbreak escalates EU vaccine access – POLITICO

Tap play to listen to this article An outbreak of the new Omicron coronavirus variant in southern Africa is mounting critics of the EU, who say Brussels is preventing a rapid rollout of jabs across poor nations by zealously defending vaccine patents. The European Commission always knew this was going to be a tough week, … Read more

UK convenes emergency meeting of G7 health ministers to discuss Omicron variant – POLITICO

LONDON – Health ministers from the world’s richest seven democracies meet on Monday to discuss the new concern variant of coronavirus, Omicron, the British government announced on Sunday. The urgent G7 meeting, convened by the British Presidency, will discuss developments in the spread of Omicron, the government said in a statement. South Africa warned the … Read more

Omicron variant found in UK, Germany, Czech Republic

The new Omicron variant of coronavirus, named by the WHO after a letter of the Greek alphabet, has now been discovered in the UK, while suspected cases have also surfaced in Germany and the Czech Republic. British Health Minister Sajid Javid said in a broadcast clip on Saturday that two cases of the new variant … Read more

Omicron variant found in UK, Germany, Czech Republic

The new Omicron variant of coronavirus, named by the WHO after a letter of the Greek alphabet, has now been discovered in the UK, while suspected cases have also surfaced in Germany and the Czech Republic. British Health Minister Sajid Javid said in a broadcast clip on Saturday that two cases of the new variant … Read more

UK mandates masks, PCR tests for arrivals to curb Omicron sowing – POLITICO

The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced further measures to try to limit the spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, including PCR tests for passengers arriving in the country, face clothing in shops and more self-isolation. “We do not want to stop people from traveling,” he stressed during a news conference Saturday. “But … Read more

UK confirms two cases of Omicron variant – POLITICO

The UK health authorities have registered two confirmed cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant, Health Minister Sajid Javid said today. “We have been made aware [by the UK Health Security Agency] of two British cases of the Omicron variant. The two cases are related and there is a connection with travel to southern Africa. These … Read more

The UK counts 2 cases of Omicron variant, says Health Minister

Two cases of the new omicron coronavirus variant have been discovered in the UK, the country’s health minister, Sajid Javid, announced on Saturday. Not much is known about the omicron, except that it was first discovered in South Africa and has triggered a wave of travel bans restricting flights from southern Africa. Javid noted that … Read more

ECDC considers the Omicron variant to be high risk – POLITICO

Risks associated with the new Omicron coronavirus variant are “high” and require “timely” policy intervention, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) warned in a threat assessment released late Friday. The B.1.1.529 strain, first discovered in South Africa, was christened Omicron and classified as a “variant of concern” Friday by the World Health … Read more

Brexit means you chose to abandon the return of migrants, France tells Boris Johnson

Johnson’s letter contained five proposals that included officials from both countries joining forces to patrol French beaches and a “return” agreement for France to take back migrants who reach English shores by boat. It was the latter proposal – which actually repeats an agreement Britain had while they were in the EU – that seemed … Read more