• Rapid COVID-19 tests that require only nasal swabbing can miss Omicron in the early days of infection, a small study suggests

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Nose swabbing alone for rapid COVID-19 tests might not pick up Omicron infections in their early stages, a small study found. ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
    Nose swabs for rapid COVID-19 tests didn't pick up Omicron in the early stage of infection, a small study found.
    The study, which isn't published, suggests that with Omicron, virus particles peak faster in the throat than in the nose.
    Experts don't agree on whether you should always swab your throat as well as your nose.
    Rapid COVID-19 tests that use nose swabs alone might not pick up Omicron in the early days of infection, a new study...
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  • Australia tourism business falls with COVID-19 variant Omicron closure

    Australia tourism business falls with COVID-19 variant Omicron closure

    13 days ago - By Travel and Tour World

    The businesses across Australia grapple with COVID-19 closures as Omicron cases surge, taking out staff.
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  • Thailand raises COVID-19 alert level due to Omicron spread

    Thailand raises COVID-19 alert level due to Omicron spread

    13 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Thailand raised that the COVID-19 alert level following rising infections driven by the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, a senior health official said.
    The change, from level three to four, sets a pretext for possible measures that could follow, such as closing high-risk areas and placing restrictions on domestic travel or public gatherings.
    Kiattiphum Wongrajit, permanent secretary of the health ministry said that Thailand has entered a new wave of infections, where new cases will be rising fast. Level four means we may close high-risk places and announce more...
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  • India's travel and hospitality industry stares at uncertainty once again

    India's travel and hospitality industry stares at uncertainty once again

    13 days ago - By Travel and Tour World

    An increase in cases of COVID-19, particularly the Omicron variant, has made India's travel and hospitality industry staring at uncertainty once again, with holidays, weddings and other events canceled or postponed.
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  • COVID-19 infections are increasing across Mexico

    COVID-19 infections are increasing across Mexico

    13 days ago - By Travel and Tour World

    COVID-19 infections are increasing across Mexico, especially in two states that are home to major tourism destinations on the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean that were full of activity during the holiday season.
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