Australia has had its First Omicron Death. Singpore has lifted a ban on 10 African countries from going to the country. Australia said that the first death was caused by the Omicron Covid-19 variant in New South Wales, which is the country’s most populous state. At the same time, the state saw 6,000 new cases. It was First Omicron Death that killed the person, but they had a lot of health problems.
There were 6,324 new cases of Covid-19 in New South Wales on Monday, which is a lot. Five hundred and twenty-four of them were in a hospital, and 55 were in intensive care.
It also took effect in New South Wales on Monday, with rules like one person per two square metres (22 square feet) in bars and restaurants. People must also check in with QR codes at places like restaurants and bars.
Meanwhile, Singapore has lifted the restrictions it put on 10 African countries because of Omicron, but authorities are worried that the number of cases will double in the next few days, so they have lifted the restrictions.
Those who have been to Singapore from Botswana, Eswatini, Ghana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe in the last 14 days will fall under Singapore’s “Category 4” border rules, which are stricter than the other border rules.
Before they leave for Singapore and when they arrive in Singapore, people from these countries will have to have a test called RT-PCR, which checks for DNA. They will be kept away from other people for 10 days at a Covid-19 facility. When their quarantine is over, they will have another PCR test done to see if they have the virus.
Before this, long-term pass holders and short-term visitors who had recently travelled to these 10 African countries were not allowed into the country. Now, they can. Citizens and permanent residents who came back from these countries had to stay in isolation for 10 days at certain centres.
Soon, there will be a new wave of cases in your area because the Omicron variant is more easily spread. There are going to be more cases in the next few days and weeks, the ministry says.
There were 546 cases of Omicron in Singapore until Saturday, and 443 people who had been to the country before had a history of the virus. On Sunday, there were 209 new cases of Covid-19 in Singapore. People in the country have died from Covid-19 so far, and there are 2,77,764 people who are infected.
In other countries, Covid-19 isn’t the same.
On Sunday, France had 1,04,611 cases, which was the third day in a row that the number hit a record high. However, 84 people were killed by Covid-19 on Saturday.
People in Italy have been getting sick for the third day in a row with Covid. People in Italy got sick on Saturday, and the country’s health minister said 54,762 people got sick. During this time, 144 people have been killed. There are more cases of Omicron now, and the government has made masks mandatory across the country because there is a risk of it.
The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is causing a small wave of cases in Britain. More than one million cases have been filed for the second day in a row.
The number of Covid-19 cases in the United States went down a little on Saturday. There were 58,000 cases in the country. Only seven percent of all people who got Covid-19 had this variant called Omicron, the US CDC said.