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WHO releases fact sheet on Omicron coronavirus variant

Copenhagen, Denmark | Xinhua | A fact sheet addressing “speculation, assumptions and misinformation being communicated about the Omicron variant” of COVID-19 was released by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Office for Europe on Wednesday. According to the WHO, the latest epidemiological data shows a rapid rise in COVID-19 infection rates …

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2022 Grammy Awards postponed to early April in Las Vegas

Los Angeles, U.S. | Xinhua | The 64th annual Grammy Awards, the U.S. music industry’s biggest event, has been rescheduled for early April in Las Vegas, Nevada, due to growing concerns about the COVID-19 Omicron variant, organizers announced Tuesday. The Recording Academy, the organization behind the awards, said that the music …

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Oil prices drop as Omicron spread clouds demand outlook

New York, U.S. | Xinhua | Oil prices fell sharply on Monday as a rapid spread of the Omicron variant dampened the prospects of fuel demand. The West Texas Intermediate for January delivery lost 2.63 U.S. dollars, or 3.7 percent, to settle at 68.23 dollars a barrel on the New York …

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