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WATCH: 5 Questions About COVID With Dr. Dawes

KINGSTON, Jamaica — The coronavirus is still a major issue for Jamaicans and the world at large, and with the Omicron variant still wreaking havoc across the globe, people are left wondering if there is an end in sight for this pandemic.

To answer these and other questions related to the COVID-19, OBSERVER ONLINE spoke with Dr. Alfred Dawes, a general, laparoscopic, and bariatric surgeon who has been practicing medicine for 18 years.

Read more at — Jamaica observer.com

India Says China’s Bridge On Pangong Lake Located In Areas Under ‘Illegal Occupation’

The bridge is located south of a People’s Liberation Army position on the north bank of Pangong Lake and is being built at a spot where the two banks of the lake are about 500 meters apart. Once completed, the bridge will cut the distance between Chinese troop positions on the north bank to a key PLA base at Rutog by around 150 km.

Read more at — HindustanTimes.com

Moroccan Rescue Workers Edge Closer To Child Trapped In Well

The plight of the five-year-old boy who fell into a well in the northern hill town of Bab Berred has gripped Morocco.

Rescue workers in Morocco have come closer to helping a young child trapped at the bottom of a well in a delicate operation.

The five-year-old boy, Rayan, fell into the well in the northern hill town of Bab Berred on Tuesday and his plight has gripped the North African country.

Read more at — Aljazeera.com

At Beijing Olympics, Xi And Putin Announce Plan To Counter US

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping pledged closer cooperation to counter the influence of the United States during a meeting Friday ahead of the opening ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

Read more at — Voanews.com

Protests Highlight Finnish Frustrations At Ongoing COVID Restrictions

It was already dark, with a snowstorm in the forecast, when a few dozen delivery vans, motor homes, and private cars rolled into Helsinki city center on Friday evening noisily tooting their horns.

Read more at — Euronews.com

Beijing 2022 Torch Relay On Feb. 4: Thomas Bach, Ban Ki-moon Among Torchbearers

The final day of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics torch relay is underway.

The three-day relay began on February 2 and the route has taken the flame through the three Olympic competition zones across central Beijing, the city’s Yanqing District, and Zhangjiakou in neighboring Hebei Province.

Read more at — News.cgtn.com

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