The pace of the work highlights the pressure on governments and public health authorities to decide quickly whether they need to take unpopular, economically damaging steps to curb Omicron's spread. Data shows it was circulating before it was officially identified in southern Africa last week and it has since been detected in more than a dozen countries. Britain and other major economies banned flights to and from southern Africa just days after the variant was first detected, roiling global financial markets and stirring worries about the economic damage.
Now that you've planned all your necessary documents needed for your next flight, it's time to dust off your passport and give it a spanking new sleeve.
Residents of the Indian capital didn't breathe "good" air even for one day in November, official data says.