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Senegal latest team hit by virus days ahead of African Cup

Jan. 05, 2022 09:23 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal’s national soccer team was forced to delay its flight to the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon after three more players and six members of the backroom staff tested positive for the coronavirus. The Senegalese soccer federation named the players on...

US to lift omicron-linked travel ban on southern Africa

Dec. 24, 2021 10:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will lift travel restrictions on eight southern African countries that it imposed to try to blunt the spread of the COVID omicron variant, the White House announced Friday. The variant, which was first detected by scientists in South Africa, has since...

Nonbelievers across Africa risk freedom and family support

Dec. 18, 2021 10:02 AM EST

Muhammad Mubarak Bala was held incommunicado in police custody for so long — eight months — that his wife was sure he was dead. “I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t sleep. The emotional torture was too much for me,” Amina Ahmed told The Associated Press from her home in Abuja,...

Israel confirms 7 cases of omicron, 27 others suspected

Dec. 03, 2021 13:28 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Health Ministry said Friday it has confirmed seven cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus, stoking fears of a pending surge in infections. Four of the confirmed cases are unvaccinated individuals who had recently returned from South Africa. ...

Canada bans more countries amid fears over omicron variant

Nov. 30, 2021 17:32 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced a ban Tuesday on foreign nationals from three more countries because of concerns with the omicron COVID-19 variant. Canada is banning all foreigners who have traveled through Nigeria, Malawi and Egypt. Dr. Theresa...

Cambodia bars entry to travelers from 10 African countries

Nov. 30, 2021 05:57 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia has barred entry to travelers from 10 African countries, citing the threat from the new omicron coronavirus variant. The move, announced in a Health Ministry statement issued late Monday, came just two weeks after Cambodia reopened...

COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

Nov. 27, 2021 22:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread. The U.K. on...

World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant

Nov. 26, 2021 20:58 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent. A World Health Organization panel...

Israel warns of 'emergency' after detecting new virus strain

Nov. 26, 2021 08:52 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Friday that Israel is "on the threshold of an emergency situation” after authorities detected the country’s first case of a new coronavirus variant and barred travel to and from most African countries. The...