New COVID variant prompting travel bans despite mild symptoms
Omicron is the latest COVID-19 variant, sparking a bit of a panic around the world which includes more travel restrictions.
A South African doctor named Angelique Coetzee told the BBC her patients with the variant have had “extremely mild symptoms.” They include tiredness, body aches, and a scratchy throat. Her patients have not had a cough or a loss of taste or smell.
Greece requiring churchgoers to have COVID vax or negative test
Greece is requiring churchgoers to show a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of infection, or a certificate of a negative coronavirus diagnostic test before attending services.
However, Reuters reports that only 1 out of 4 churches followed through on the check last Sunday, and that was only with unfamiliar attendees.
Plus, as of November 18th, unvaccinated people in Greece are barred from indoor spaces including restaurants, cinemas, museums and gyms, even if they test negative for the coronavirus.