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Omicron casts shadow on foreign travel plans | Ranchi News



Ranchi: The detection of the Omicron variant of coronavirus is once again threatening to cast a shadow over travel plans for many overseas Jharkhand residents, who couldn’t return home in the last two years, as the clamour for suspension of international flights is slowly gaining traction in the country.
Jamshedpur-based Joydeep Dubey (38), who currently works in Melbourne in Australia, is stressed over his plan to visit his hometown early next year for his cousin’s marriage. Owing to international travel curbs and extended border lockdowns in Australia, he, his wife and two kids couldn’t visit their parents since the past two years.
With Australia now announcing to defer its plan to reopen its border from December 1, Dubey is in a Catch-22 situation — whether to book tickets or not for his scheduled visit in February end next year. “We were excited to return home but the sudden turn of events in the last few days has now making us think again,” he said over a Whatsapp call.
Ranchi-based businessman Dhiraj Kumar and his family had planned a weeklong trip to the Maldives for the New Year but are reconsidering. “Just when the situation seems to be improving, the virus threat is again looming large. While our travel agent has advised us to stay put, we fear on losing out on money on cancellation in the event of a further spike in cases,” he said.
Shailesh Agarwal, chairman of tourism sub-committee of Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FJCCI) and proprietor of Drishti Travels, said, “In recent times, there has been a major boom in travel and tourism as people from the state are going in hordes to places like the Maldives, Malaysia among others. But we are again flooded with calls mostly from those who booked their international tours till March next year, asking about cancellations. We have bookings of 300 persons in recent weeks for international destinations. We have now stopped any further bookings post March till the situation becomes clear.”

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New season coming in May 2022



The Stranger Things season 4 release date is confirmed for summer 2022. Netflix announced that news in the Stranger Things season 4 episode titles video on Stranger Things Day 2021.

That’s much later than fans were expecting to see the new season, which is set over spring break 1986. We all thought we’d see the new season of Stranger Things in the spring of 2022, but now, we’ll all be waiting for Stranger Things season 4 in the summer of 2022.

Well, we might not have to wait that long, according to a new rumor about the Stranger Things season 4 release date.

Stranger Things season 4 release date rumor

The rumor, which was first seen on Deuxmoi and was later shared on Twitter, is that Stranger Things season 4 is coming on May 27, 2022.

When we first saw the rumor, we thought it might be a little bit late. Now that we know that the new season’s coming in the summer of 2022, it makes more sense for a few reasons.

First of all, technically, TV and movie summer starts the last week of April, basically, and runs through September. So, when Netflix says “Summer 2022,” that could mean May 2022.

Second, we also know that May 27 is the Friday of Memorial Day weekend. Netflix has released Stranger Things over holiday weekends in the past. Stranger Things season 2 premiered on Halloween weekend in 2017 and Stranger Things season 3 premiered on Fourth of July weekend in 2019.

And, last but not least, the last week of May is the deadline for the 2022 Emmys. If Stranger Things season 4 comes out by May 31, 2022, the season will be eligible for the Emmys.

Obviously, there’s a chance Netflix doesn’t care about any of that and wants to roll out Stranger Things season 4 in July 2022. We know Stranger Things season 3 was the most popular of the first three seasons, and it was released in the summer. Maybe, that’s the plan for season 4?

Knowing what we do so far, this is probably the most realistic Stranger Things season 4 release date we’ve seen.

Stay tuned for more news about the Stranger Things season 4 release date on Netflix.

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Omicron Covid Variant, Covid Variant In South Africa, Delta Variant: New Covid Variant Cause For Concern, “Not Panic”: What Joe Biden Said



Cause For Concern, 'Not Panic': What Joe Biden Said On New Covid Variant

President Joe Biden told Americans not to “panic” over the newly identified Covid variant.


G7 health ministers on Monday called for “urgent action” to combat the newly identified Omicron Covid-19 variant spreading across the world as US President Joe Biden said the strain is “not a cause for panic”.

Australia and Japan led the growing list of countries imposing fresh travel restrictions or slamming shut their borders as the new strain identified last week spreads rapidly to Europe, Asia and North America.

However Biden told Americans he did not foresee new lockdowns or extending travel restrictions for now because of Omicron.

While no deaths have yet been reported from Omicron, and it remains unclear how infectious and how resistant the strain may prove to vaccines, its emergence underscores how besieged the world remains by Covid-19, nearly two years after the first cases were recorded.

Many governments, particularly in western Europe, had already struggled with rapid rises in cases and have reintroduced mandatory mask-wearing, social-distancing measures, curfews or lockdowns — leaving businesses fearing another grim Christmas.

Following emergency talks, G7 health ministers said “the global community is faced with the threat of a new, at a first evaluation, highly transmissible variant of COVID-19, which requires urgent action.”

The World Health Organization said the overall risk from Omicron was “very high” and warned that any major surge would put pressure on health systems and cause more deaths.

‘More tools’

“If another major surge of Covid-19 takes place driven by Omicron, consequences may be severe,” the WHO cautioned, concluding that “the overall global risk related to the new VOC (variant of concern) Omicron is assessed as very high.”

Scientists in South Africa said they had detected the new variant with at least 10 mutations, compared with three for Beta or two for Delta — the strain that hit the global recovery and sent millions worldwide back into lockdown.

However, South African doctor Angelique Coetzee, who raised the alarm over Omicron, said the cases she saw suggested the symptoms were milder than other variants.

Biden stressed that the United States was in a good position to control Omicron’s spread.

“We have more tools today to fight the variant than we’ve ever had before,” he said, adding that his chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci expects current vaccines to work against the new variant, with boosters enhancing protection.

US drugmaker Pfizer and the backers of Russian vaccine Sputnik V said separately they were working on versions of their Covid-19 vaccines targeting Omicron, while US pharmaceutical company Moderna had said on Friday that it would develop a booster shot against the variant.

The announcement of the new variant sent stock markets and oil prices tumbling last week, however they have rebounded somewhat since.

US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Monday that Omicron could slow the recovery of the US economy and labour market, and heighten uncertainty regarding inflation.

‘Should not be penalised’

Omicron has prompted some countries to tighten border controls.

On Monday, Japan joined Israel in announcing plans to bar all new foreign travellers. Australia announced it was delaying by two weeks the relaxation of restrictions that would have allowed skilled workers and foreign students to enter.

The growing list of countries to impose travel curbs on southern Africa includes Britain, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

“The people of Africa cannot be blamed for the immorally low level of vaccinations available in Africa — and they should not be penalised for identifying and sharing crucial science and health information with the world,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

China’s President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged Africa one billion Covid vaccine doses as the continent struggles to acquire enough jabs to immunise against the disease.

The first confirmed case of the Omicron variant was in South Africa on November 9, with infections spreading rapidly in the country.

With the spread of the new variant and rising cases overall, governments are struggling to enforce new measures.

Dutch police arrested a couple who fled a quarantine hotel and boarded a flight to Spain, despite one of them having tested positive for Covid.

And populations are continuing to rebel — tens of thousands took to the streets in Austria over the weekend to object to mandatory vaccinations.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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