Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

South Korea reports record deaths amid omicron surge

South Korea had its deadliest day yet of the pandemic on Tuesday, with 293 deaths reported in the latest 24 hours, as the country grapples with a record surge in coronavirus infections driven by the fast-moving omicron variant.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US extends mask rule for travel while weighing new approach

Federal officials are extending the requirement for masks on planes and public transportation for one more month—through mid-April—while taking steps that could lead to lifting the rule.

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Cases plateauing in parts of India but omicron still surges

Indian health officials said there were signs of COVID-19 infections plateauing in some parts of the country but cautioned that cases were still surging in other states, linked to a new, stealthier version of the omicron ...

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No vaccine? No cafe, according to new French virus law

France's parliament approved a law Sunday that will exclude unvaccinated people from all restaurants, sports arenas and other venues, the central measure of government efforts to protect hospitals amid record numbers of infections ...

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France sees over 100,000 daily virus infections for 1st time

France has recorded more than 100,000 virus infections in a single day for the first time in the pandemic and COVID-19 hospitalizations have doubled over the past month, as the fast-spreading omicron variant complicates the ...

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Philadelphia to require vaccine proof for indoor dining

Philadelphia will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to dine indoors at bars, restaurants, indoor sporting events and other food-related establishments starting Jan. 3, city and public health officials announced Monday.

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Poll: Omicron raises COVID worry but not precautions

As the omicron variant sparks worldwide fears of renewed COVID-19 outbreaks, Americans' worries about infection are again on the rise, but fewer say they are regularly wearing masks or isolating compared with the beginning ...

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