Investors continue to watch omicron Covid variant

Investors continue to watch omicron Covid variant

SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific fell in Monday morning trade as investors monitor developments surrounding the recently discovered omicron Covid variant.In Japan, the Nikkei 225 declined 1.17% in early trade while the Topix index shed 1.35%. South Korea’s Kospi dropped 1.37%.Shares in Australia slipped in morning trade as the S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.69%.MSCI’s broadest index … Read more

Pakistan’s COVID 19 cases continue downward trend

Pakistan administers major decline in coronavirus deaths

  Pakistan reported less than 13,600 active coronavirus cases for the first time in almost a year on Thursday morning. After 41,240 tests were taken in the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) reported 363 new COVID-19 cases, increasing the country’s overall case count to 1,283,223. In the previous 24 hours, … Read more

COVID live updates: Victoria and the ACT exercise new freedoms today as they continue to emerge from restrictions

COVID live updates: Victoria and the ACT exercise new freedoms today as they continue to emerge from restrictions

Restrictions easing across Victoria and the ACT From 6:00pm, regional Victoria and metropolitan Melbourne will unite on the same restrictions, enabling travel across the state.Masks will also no longer be required outdoors, as Victoria is set to hit its 80 per cent double dose target.Places like gyms and retail shops will be able re-open, with density … Read more

New COVID cases continue downward trend, but officials urge caution as flu season approaches

New COVID cases continue downward trend, but officials urge caution as flu season approaches

Health officials say COVID-19 cases are still trending downward nationally but warn that a hard flu season could put more pressure on the health care system. Last week, the Public Health Agency of Canada reported that the virus’s reproductive number (Rt) had fallen below one for the first time since mid-July, putting new COVID infections on a downward … Read more

Violent protests against Covid curbs continue in Australian city – Newspaper

Violent protests against Covid curbs continue in Australian city - Newspaper

SYDNEY: Police in Australia’s second largest city of Melbourne arrested more than 200 people after projectiles thrown by protesters injured two officers on Wednesday, the third consecutive day of demonstrations against Covid-19 restrictions. Golf balls, batteries and bottles were among the items thrown at police during the protests held in defiance of stay-at home orders … Read more