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Covid Crisis Drags On For International Tourism

Global export revenues from international tourism. Photo: Statista/IBT Amid fears that the newly discovered COVID-19 variant named Omicron could disrupt global travel once again, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) published its latest update on the state of international tourism on Sunday. According to the latest World Tourism Barometer, global travel activity rebounded sharply in the third quarter […]

China Leader Promises Africa 1 Bn Covid Vaccine Doses

China’s president pledged to offer Africa one billion Covid vaccine doses on Monday, with the continent struggling to acquire enough jabs to immunise against the disease. In a speech made via videolink to a China-Africa summit near Senegal’s capital Dakar, President Xi Jinping said his country would donate 600 million doses directly. A further 400 […]

Japan Slams Borders Shut As World Races To Stem New Covid Variant

Japan announced plans Monday to bar all new foreign travellers over the Omicron variant of Covid-19, joining a growing list of countries trying to erect virtual fortresses against the heavily mutated new strain. G7 health ministers are set to meet later in the day to discuss the new strain — first detected in South Africa […]