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Three Iranian citizens have died as a result of the Omicron variant, according to an Iranian health ministry official.
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Experts don’t know what the next variants will look like or how they might shape the pandemic, but they say there’s no guarantee the sequels of omicron will cause milder illness or that existing vaccines will work against them.
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In an interview earlier, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro played down the advance of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus in Brazil.
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Morocco's minister of health said a recently vaccinated man had died due to complications derived from cannabis and tobacco addiction. His family had contended that a Covid-19 jab was behind his death.
Omicron surges
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan have reported a surge in new Covid-19 cases as the highly transmissible Omicron variant spreads across the two countries.
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Palestinian officials said on Tuesday that the Omicron variant poses a huge health risk to the people of Gaza.
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US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's office said she received a booster shot last fall, adding that she 'encourages everyone to get their booster'.
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Egyptian minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar said that Cairo would soon begin the registration and approval process for the Kazakh QazVac jab.
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Kuwait and Qatar have registered record high numbers of Covid-19 infections, prompting Qatar to impose fresh restrictions.
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Dissident Iranian creative Baktash Abtin has died of coronavirus in a hospital in the capital Tehran after being released on a furlough from prison where he was infected twice