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The Coronavirus Outbreak

UK approves COVID-19 drug that appears effective against Omicron

The United Kingdom has approved the use of a drug to treat people at high risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms, which the manufacturers say appears to be effective against the new Omicron variant.

PAHO urges public health measures and vaccination given Omicron variant

PAHO Director Carissa F. Etienne, called for increased vaccination and public health measures to ensure the best possible protection against the virus.

EU drug regulator starts reviewing new coronavirus vaccine

The European Union drug regulator said Thursday it has started a rolling review of a new coronavirus vaccine made by French startup Valneva, the first step toward giving the vaccine the green light to be used in the 27-nation EU.

OPEC+ maintains modest monthly increases in oil output

OPEC and allied oil-producing countries have decided to maintain the amount of oil they pump to the world even as the new omicron variant casts a spikey shadow of uncertainty over the global economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Omicron and delta spell return of unpopular restrictions

With the delta variant of COVID-19 pushing up cases in Europe and growing fears over the omicron variant, governments around the world are weighing new measures for populations tired of hearing about restrictions and vaccines.

US announces changes to COVID-19 travel policy, one day tests now...

The United States will now require all inbound travellers, regardless of nationality or vaccination status, to provide a negative COVID-19 test result taken one day prior to travel. The updated regulation comes into force early next week, although the exact date is still unknown.

Paediatrics specialist: No MIS-C among adolescents during past 3 months

Local health officials have not recorded any cases of MIS-C in people aged 12 to 18 during the past three months and a leading...

Omicron travel bans harming global cooperation, WHO warns

Nations have rushed to impose travel restrictions, especially on visitors coming from Southern Africa, despite the WHO’s call for “rational” measures in response to the new strain.

19 COVID deaths, 658 new cases

The Ministry of Health has recorded 19 additional COVID related death. This brings the total number of deaths to 2177. There are...

Ages of COVID-19 Child Fatalities Released

Rishard Khan [email protected] The Ministry of Health has released the ages of the four children who...


4 pregnant women die from COVID-19

The country has recorded seven maternal deaths of which four were from COVID-19. This is according to the Director in the Directorate of Women's Health, Dr Adesh Sirjusingh.

Standstill traffic to view Christmas lights at La Romaine house

Scores of people turned up at Penny Avenue in Gulf View, La Romaine, on Saturday night to view a house beautifully lit with an...

Drive-through Christmas Village opens in Sando

Sascha Wilson Lit up with over a million bulbs, Drivin Home for Christmas, a drive-through light show, was officially opened on Sunday at the...

Newborn baby girl dies from COVID-19

A newborn baby girl has died from COVID-19. According to the Ministry of Health in its daily update, the newborn baby girl was among...

PM Rowley: ‘We will respect the wishes of the people of Tobago’

Political leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM), Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, has said the PNM and Central Government will continue to serve the people of Tobago, following the party’s defeat in the recent Tobago House of Assembly elections.