About: omicron

Health 28-01-2022

French presidency to work on ‘European Hospital’ label project

French Health Minister Olivier Véran detailed the key health priorities of the French EU Council presidency on Thursday (27 January), highlighting the launch of a new label called "European Hospital" to strengthen health systems and support cooperation across Europe. EURACTIV France reports.
Coronavirus 11-01-2022

Half of Europe on track to catch Omicron, world economy at risk

More than half of people in Europe will likely catch Omicron by March, the World Health Organization said Tuesday (11 January), as the World Bank warned the contagious variant could hamper global economic recovery.
Economy & Jobs 07-01-2022

Omicron dents euro zone’s economic rebound

Eurozone economic sentiment dropped more than expected last month while inflation hit another record high, indicating the economy is under renewed stress as surging coronavirus infections force governments to tighten restrictions.
Health 30-12-2021

Record COVID-19 infections reported across Europe

Several European countries have reported all-time high daily COVID-19 infection rates one day before New Year's Eve and amid surging Omicron variant cases.
Health 28-12-2021

Greece and Cyprus see record high COVID cases from Omicron

Greece and Cyprus have reported all-time highs in the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in a day, mainly due to the spread of the Omicron variant.
Health 27-12-2021

Greece expands restrictions to contain Omicron variant surge

Greece on Monday announced further restrictions effective from Jan. 3-16 to contain a further upsurge in COVID-19 infections including the Omicron variant, targeting mainly night-time entertainment venues.
Health 24-12-2021

Get jabbed for Christmas, Johnson urges UK as virus surges

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his Christmas Eve message on Friday exhorted the UK public to get jabbed as a "wonderful" gift for the nation as cases soar.
Coronavirus 20-12-2021

EU to get 20 million extra Pfizer vaccine doses to fight Omicron

EU members will get an additional 20 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in the first three months of 2022 to fight the fast-spreading Omicron variant, the European Commission said on Sunday (19 December).
Coronavirus 10-12-2021

Omicron variant ‘mostly mild’, says European Medicines Agency

The EU medicines watchdog said Thursday (9 December) the Omicron variant of COVID-19 may cause milder disease, as the World Health Organisation warned against a re-run of vaccine hoarding by rich nations as the new strain spreads.
Coronavirus 01-12-2021

Omicron variant: Hope for the best, be prepared for the worst, says von der Leyen

Although more research is needed into the COVID-19 Omicron variant, Europe knows "enough to be concerned," according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.