Although there are still "considerable uncertainties" about a new variant of omicron discovered in southern Africa, the UN health agency says "the likelihood of...
Scientists and health officials are concerned about the new variant because it has more than 30 mutations in the spike protein that it uses...
The Fijian government is forging ahead with its reopening plans despite the possible danger, and the country has already welcomed hundreds of Australian tourists.
Japan and South Korea have announced they will suspend entry of all foreign visitors from around the world as a new coronavirus variant spreads.
An additional requirement has been added to the existing entry requirements, including proof of vaccination and a negative PCR test result for all arrivals.
Emirates has suspended passenger flights to and from South Africa and several other Southern African countries until further notice.
South African researchers found a new mutant of the Coronavirus called "Omicron," which is multi-mutated and can be highly contagious.