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 2021-12-03 02:35 

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Omicron coronavirus variant found in multiple US states...

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has been discovered in at least five states, showing yet again how mutations of the virus can circumnavigate the globe with speed and ease...

 2021-12-03 00:14 

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Personnel costs, OT top list of municipal COVID spending in CT...

Connecticut cities and towns were reimbursed for their expenses under the Municipal Coronavirus Relief Fund, which was created by OPM and funded with federal money from the CARES Act. Municipalities have also been eligible for additional funding....

 2021-12-03 00:05 

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'The fire that's here': US is still battling delta variant...

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending record numbers of patients to the hospital in some states, especially in the Midwest and New Engl...

 2021-12-02 23:50 

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Multiple cases of omicron virus variant detected in NYC...

Health officials say multiple cases of the omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in New York, including a man who attended an anime convention in Manhattan in late November and tested positive for the variant when he returned home to Minnesota...

 2021-12-02 21:20 

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Broad rally lifts US stocks after run of volatile trading...

Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street Thursday as investors continue to monitor the spread of the new coronavirus variant as well as measures that the U.S. and other governments are taking to restrain it...

 2021-12-02 20:45 

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Stocks rise on Wall Street, but Apple loss weighs on tech...

Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street Thursday as investors continue to monitor the spread of the new coronavirus variant as well as measures that the U.S. and other governments are taking to restrain it...

 2021-12-02 17:20 

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Omicron confirmed in man who attended NYC anime convention...

Health officials say the omicron variant of the coronavirus has been found in a Minnesota man who attended an anime convention in New York City in November...

 2021-12-02 16:55 

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Live updates: Spain IDs variant case not tied to S. Africa...

Spanish health authorities have confirmed the first case of the omicron coronavirus strain without any established link to southern Africa...

 2021-12-02 11:35 

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Stocks open mostly higher, but Apple loss weighs on tech...

Stocks are opening mostly higher on Wall Street Thursday as investors continue to monitor the spread of the new coronavirus variant as well as measures that the U.S. and other governments are taking to restrain it...

 2021-12-02 05:55 

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Global markets mixed after Wall St decline, virus unease...

Global stocks and Wall Street futures are mixed as traders consider the possible impact of the coronavirus's omicron variant...

 2021-12-02 04:25 

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Asian markets mixed after Wall St decline, virus unease...

Asian stock markets are mixed after a turbulent day on Wall Street as traders tried to forecast the impact of the coronavirus's omicron variant...

 2021-12-02 02:20 

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South Korea breaks daily virus record for 2nd straight day...

South Korea has broken its daily record for coronavirus infections for a second straight day with more than 5,200 new cases, as pressure mounted on a health care system grappling with rising hospitalizations and deaths...

 2021-12-01 18:14 

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NYC 'continuing with plans' for Times Square New Year's bash amid omicron threat: de Blasio...

New York City still plans to hold an in-person New Year's Eve bash in Times Square as it continues to monitor the new omicron variant of the coronavirus....

 2021-12-01 11:45 

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Live updates: Polish PM urges vaccinations as deaths rise...

Poland's prime minister got a booster shot against the coronavirus and made an emotional appeal to citizens to get vaccinated as 570 new deaths from COVID-19 were reported in a day...

 2021-12-01 09:30 

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EU decides against emergency summit on omicron for now...

A European Union official says the bloc has decided against holding a special remote summit of EU leaders on the omicron coronavirus variant for the time being...

 2021-12-01 06:05 

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Fiji welcomes back tourists despite omicron threat...

Fiji has welcomed back its first tourists in more than 600 days after pushing ahead with reopening plans despite the threat posed by the newly detected omicron variant of the coronavirus...

 2021-12-01 05:30 

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Japan starts booster COVID vaccinations amid omicron scare...

Japan has started offering coronavirus vaccine booster shots to health care workers amid growing concerns over a new variant of the virus that has already been detected in the country...

 2021-12-01 03:20 

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US moving to toughen testing requirement for travelers...

The Biden administration is moving to toughen testing requirements for international travelers to the U.S., for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, amid the spread of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus...

 2021-12-01 00:26 

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US expected to toughen testing requirement for travelers...

The Biden administration is expected to take steps in the coming days to toughen testing requirements for international travelers to the U.S., for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, amid the spread of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus...

 2021-11-30 22:20 

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Brazil and Japan report first cases of the omicron variant...

Brazil and Japan joined the rapidly widening circle of countries to report cases of the omicron variant, while new findings indicate the mutant coronavirus was already in Europe close to a week before South Africa sounded the alarm...

 2021-11-30 21:44 

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NYC correction officer union vows legal action over vaccine mandate as deadline arrives...

The union representing New York City correction officers is vowing to take legal action over a vaccine mandate. Correction officers have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to get at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine or go on unpaid leave starting Wednesday....

 2021-11-30 18:40 

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Omicron variant may have reached Europe earlier than thought...

Economic powerhouses Japan and France are reporting their first cases of the omicron variant, while new findings indicate the mutant coronavirus was already in Europe close to a week before South Africa sounded the alarm...

 2021-11-30 15:45 

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Stock losses deepen after Fed hints at faster aid pullback...

Stocks fell further on Wall Street Tuesday after the head of the Federal Reserve said the central bank is considering hastening a plan to ease support for the economy even as investors worry about the impact of a new coronavirus variant...

 2021-11-30 15:15 

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Russian coronavirus-denying monk given prison sentence...

A court in Moscow has convicted a monk who denied the coronavirus' existence and castigated the Kremlin on accusations of encouraging suicides...

 2021-11-30 14:40 

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US home prices register 19.1% annual gain in September...

U.S. home prices rose briskly in September, another sign that the housing market is booming in the aftermath of last year's coronavirus recession...

 2021-11-30 13:30 

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Live updates: Spain bans routes from 2 African countries...

Spain's government has banned flights connecting air routes from South Africa and Botswana to the European country due to fears of the new omicron coronavirus variant...

 2021-11-30 13:30 

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US stock indexes open lower on renewed concerns over variant...

Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street after the head of a major vaccine maker expressed concern about how effective current jabs will be against the new variant of the coronavirus...

 2021-11-30 08:00 

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World shares, US futures slip on worries over omicron risks...

World markets and U.S. futures have fallen as investors cautiously weigh how much damage the new omicron coronavirus variant may unleash on the global economy...

 2021-11-30 03:45 

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Myanmar court readies verdict for ousted leader Suu Kyi...

A court in Myanmar is preparing to issue its verdict in the trial of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on charges of spreading information that could disturb public order and violating coronavirus restrictions...

 2021-11-29 21:45 

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WHO warns that new virus variant poses 'very high' risk...

The World Health Organization says the global risk from the omicron variant of the coronavirus is "very high" based on early evidence, and it could lead to surges with "severe consequences."...

 2021-11-29 19:50 

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Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states...

A federal judge has blocked President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement...

 2021-11-29 16:20 

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Omicron brings COVID-19 vaccine inequity 'home to roost'...

The emergence of the new omicron variant and the world's desperate and likely futile attempts to keep it at bay are reminders of what scientists have warned for months: The coronavirus will thrive as long as vast parts of the world lack vaccines...

 2021-11-29 15:26 

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Eric Adams may cancel planned Europe trip due to omicron COVID variant: reports...

Mayor-elect Eric Adams was set to travel to Europe this week, but the visit is "up in the air" amid concerns over the new Omicron coronavirus variant, according to reports....

 2021-11-29 14:45 

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Live updates: UK set to expand booster shots to all over-18s...

The independent body advising the British government on the rollout of coronavirus vaccines says everyone aged between 18 and 39 should be offered a booster vaccine as part of efforts to tackle the spread of the new potentially more contagious omicron var...

 2021-11-29 14:15 

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The Latest: Poland suspends flights to 7 African countries...

Doctors in South Africa, where the new coronavirus variant omicron was detected, say the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases attributed to the variant is resulting in mostly mild symptoms...

 2021-11-29 14:15 

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EXPLAINER: What we know and don't know about omicron variant...

The World Health Organization says it could still take some time to get a full picture of the threat posed by omicron, a new variant of the coronavirus as scientists worldwide scramble to assess its multiple mutations...

 2021-11-29 13:00 

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US stocks start higher, regaining footing after slump Friday...

Stocks are opening with broad gains on Wall Street Monday as markets regain their footing following a big stumble on Friday on worries about the spread of the new variant of the coronavirus...

 2021-11-29 11:35 

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Portugal probes local transmission of omicron at soccer team...

Portuguese health authorities on Monday identified 13 cases of omicron, the new coronavirus variant spreading fast globally, among members of a top soccer club, and were investigating possible local transmission of the virus outside of southern Africa...

 2021-11-29 10:30 

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WHO members eye pandemic preparation, as new variant emerges...

The World Health Organization is opening a long-planned special session of member states to discuss ways to strengthen the global fight against pandemics like the coronavirus, just as the worrying new omicron variant has sparked immediate concerns worldwi...

 2021-11-29 10:00 

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UK set to expand COVID vaccine boosters amid omicron fears...

The independent body advising the British government on the rollout of coronavirus vaccines is mulling whether to expand the booster program to younger age groups following the discovery of the new potentially more dangerous omicron variant, with a decisi...

 2021-11-29 07:35 

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Global stocks mixed after new virus variant spreads...

European stocks have rebounded while Asian markets fell further after the coronavirus's omicron variant was found in more countries and governments imposed travel controls...

 2021-11-29 04:35 

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Japan bans entry of foreign visitors as omicron spreads...

Japan is suspending the entry of all foreign visitors from around the world as a new coronavirus variant spreads...

 2021-11-28 19:15 

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More omicron cases pop up as world rushes to learn more...

Cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world Sunday and many governments rushed to close their borders...

 2021-11-28 18:20 

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Thousands protest coronavirus restrictions in Czech capital...

Thousands have rallied in the Czech capital to protest the government's restrictive measures to tackle a record surge of coronavirus infections...

 2021-11-28 12:45 

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13 cases of omicron variant in Dutch testing of travelers...

The Dutch public health authority says 13 people who arrived in the Netherlands on flights from South Africa on Friday have so far tested positive for the new omicron coronavirus variant...

 2021-11-28 10:25 

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Australia finds omicron, Israel bans foreign travelers...

Australia has became the latest country to detect the omicron variant of the coronavirus in travelers who arrived from southern Africa, while Israel has decided to bar entry to foreign nationals — the toughest of a growing raft of curbs imposed by n...

 2021-11-28 08:05 

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Australia confirms 2 omicron cases as travel curbs tighten...

Australian officials have confirmed two overseas travelers arriving in Sydney had tested positive for the omicron variant of the coronavirus, as nations around the world tightened controls against the worrying new strain...

 2021-11-28 07:15 

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Israel tightens travel restrictions over new COVID variant...

Israel has approved barring entry to foreign nationals and the use of controversial technology for contact tracing as part of its efforts to clamp down on a new coronavirus variant...

 2021-11-28 03:15 

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COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert...

The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus has popped up in more European countries, just days after being identified in South Africa...

 2021-11-27 17:40 

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Britain tightens COVID rules as world on alert over omicron...

The U.K. has tightened up rules on mask-wearing and on testing of international arrivals after finding two cases of the new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus as governments around the world seek to shore up their defenses...

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