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Omicron Effect: IndiGo To Cancel Around 20% Flights, Waives Change Fees

The airline encouraged the customers to digital channels since the call centers have been handling a large volume of calls.

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COVID-19 Cases Set For New Highs As Omicron Spreads

Government officials have privately said they are working under the assumption that daily infections will surpass the record of more than 414,000 set in May, given what has happened in countries such as the United States where daily cases recently rose past 1 million.

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Omicron "Very High" Global Risk, Severity Not Clear Yet: WHO Update

"The overall risk related to the new variant of concern Omicron remains very high for a number of reasons," it said, reiterating its first assessment of November 29.

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Omicron Impact May Be Less Severe Due To Vaccination, Delta Exposure: Govt

It however underscored that definitive evidence for new variant's increased remission and immune evasion is awaited.

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WHO Warns Against Over-Reaction To Omicron

"I well understand the concern of all countries to protect their citizens against a variant that we don't yet fully understand," said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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Omicron Effect: Countries Start Shutting Down Borders

Potentially more contagious than prior variants, Omicron, first identified in South Africa, has been found in Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, and the Netherlands.

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