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Traveler Tests Positive For Omicron After Visiting Jamaica

A traveler who returned to the United Kingdom after a short stay in Jamaica has tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

The announcement was made by Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Christopher Tufton during Wednesday’s COVID Conversations.

Read more at — Jamaicaobserver.com

Pfizer’s Oral COVID-19 Pill Approved By U.S. FDA For At-Home Use

Pfizer Inc said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized its antiviral COVID-19 pill, making it the first at-home treatment for the coronavirus that is expected to become an important tool in the fight against the fast-spreading Omicron variant.

Read more at Global News.com

Nigeria Destroys More Than 1 Million Expired COVID Vaccines

Nigeria has destroyed more than a million doses of expired AstraZeneca vaccines in a bid to assure a wary public that they have been taken out of circulation.

The destruction came on Wednesday, more than a week after health authorities said some COVID-19 doses donated by rich Western nations had a shelf life that left only weeks to administer the jabs.

Read more at — Aljazeera.com

Xi Jinping Hails Carrie Lam’s Work In Moving Hong Kong From Chaos To Order

Chinese President Xi Jinping endorsed Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Wednesday, stressing that the SAR has moved from chaos to order and that the situation continues to develop for the better.

Read more at — News.cgtn.com

U.S. Eases Restrictions On Sending Aid To Famine-hit Afghanistan

The US has eased its restrictions on mainstream humanitarian aid reaching famine-stricken Afghanistan and backed a UN security council resolution exempting most aid from the threat of sanctions.

Read more at — The guardian.com

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