Covid live news: WHO says ‘very high’ global risk from new strain; Portugal identifies 13 Omicron cases in Lisbon football team | world news

It has been almost two years since the outbreak of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Workers have stepped up and put themselves at risk to protect lives, livelihoods and the global economy, and have made outstanding progress in science and medicine with the rapid development of Covid-19 tests, treatments, drugs, medical devices, personal protective equipment and … Read more

Japan bans access for foreign visitors as omicron spreads

TOKYO (AP) – Japan announced on Monday that it will suspend access for all foreign visitors from around the world as a new coronavirus variant spreads, causing an increasing number of countries to tighten their borders. “We are taking the step as an emergency to prevent a worst case scenario in Japan,” said Prime Minister … Read more

Omicron variant now in North America, say Canadian officials – NBC10 Philadelphia

Canadian officials announced Sunday that the omicron variant of Covid-19 has reached North America, where two cases are popping up in the province of Ontario. A joint statement from Ontario’s top health officials, Christine Elliott and Kieran Moore, said that two people who had recently been to Nigeria have tested positive for the variant. Contact … Read more

COVID-19 may cause diabetes in some severely infected patients, studies find – National

When Craig Spanza continued to have a headache after contracting COVID-19 in March, he thought he might experience some long-term COVID-19 symptoms. The Vancouver native expected his doctor to tell him how to deal with his constant headaches, but was instead diagnosed with diabetes. “It was just over two weeks after COVID-19 was officially over … Read more

Covid live news: Omicron variant discovered in Canada as Fauci warns two weeks needed to study new strain | World news

Singapore and Malaysia have reopened one of the world’s busiest land borders, allowing vaccinated travelers to cross after nearly two years of closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Reuters reports. The sudden closure of the border in March 2020 left tens of thousands of people stranded on both sides, separated from families and fearing for … Read more

Wildfires rose as grazing animals went extinct: study

TORONTO — Thousands of years ago, iconic ancient herbivores, such as the woolly mammoth, giant bison, and ancient horses, roamed the Earth and played an important role in the world’s grassland ecosystems. Now, a new study has found that the extinction of these animals may have contributed to an increase in grassland wildfires worldwide. The … Read more

Port of Vancouver falls into ‘distress’ as BC floods railroads and freeways

Ship-to-Shore cranes unload ship containers from an anchored container ship at Global Container Terminals Deltaport on November 19 in Delta, BC.Alia Youssef / The Globe and Mail Extreme weather in British Columbia has exacerbated a bottleneck of cargo ships, holding back consumer goods arriving from Asia and delaying the export of bulk goods from the … Read more

‘There’s nothing to stop it’: Abbotsford prepares for more floods as Nooksack River tops its banks

The city of Abbotsford was preparing for more flooding on Sunday as the Nooksack River in Washington state began to exceed its banks. Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun said whatcom County officials informed him shortly before noon. 14 that the river had begun to flood. ADVISORY – Water is rising rapidly # BCHwy1 – Whatcom to … Read more

BC floods: Evacuation ordered in Abbotsford area

VICTORIA – Emergency services in British Columbia are scheduled to hold a briefing on flooding in the province today as precipitation is expected to abate, but snowmelt could continue to run into swollen rivers. Secretary of State Mike Farnworth, Secretary of Transportation Rob Fleming, and officials from both the River Forecast Center and Environment and … Read more

BC floods: Evacuation ordered in Abbotsford area

VICTORIA – An evacuation order has been issued for the Huntingdon Village area of ​​Abbotsford as rain continues to fall on the already soaked southern BC. Residents have been told to leave the area immediately as emergency crews work to support evacuation efforts. Flood guards were also issued overnight across the Tulameen, Similkameen, Coldwater and … Read more