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Top Covid-19 stories for the day: November 28, 2021

PT Jyothi Datta | Updated on: Nov 28, 2021
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We curate for you some of the leading stories related to the coronavirus

# Early warning systems: As Africa protests the travel bans in Europe, after the reporting on Omicron, there is a global call for early alerts on potentially dangerous diseases. And not punishing of those who report it early.

Covid-19: Travel bans aren’t the answer to stopping new variant Omicron

# Travel plan review? :Just a day after the Centre announced its intention of resuming scheduled international flights from December 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with senior officials asking them to review plans for easing of international travel restrictions in light of the emergence of the new Covid-19 variant, ‘Omicron’.

Omicron scare: Modi calls for rethink on easing of travel curbs

#Omicron effect: Just weeks after hitting their lifetime high, stocks of multiplex majors PVR Cinemas and Inox Leisure witnessed one of their worst single-day falls on Friday as a new strain of coronavirus ‘Omicron’ and fear of fresh restrictions spooked investors.

Fear of new Covid strain brings down multiplex stocks; PVR, Inox take a hit

# Postponed, indefinitely: The WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) scheduled next week in Geneva has been indefinitely postponed as the growing threat from the new Covid-19 variant 'Omicron' cast its shadow over the event.

WTO Ministerial meet indefinitely postponed as 'Omicron' threat disrupts travel

# Vaccine security: Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has expressed concern over the emergence of a new coronavirus variant and asked the government to provide vaccine security to the people of the country.

New Covid variant a serious threat: Rahul Gandhi

#Mumbai airports vigilant: City mayor Kishori Pednekar has made quarantining compulsory for those arriving at the financial capital’s airport from South Africa.

‘Passengers from S. Africa to be quarantined in Mumbai on arrival’

# Campus closed: The Mahindra University has closed its campus here for physical classes after about 30 students, faculty and support staff tested positive for Covid-19 in the last few days.

Covid-19: Mahindra University closes Hyderabad campus

Published on November 28, 2021

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