- Japan, Australia move to defend against Omicron infections
- Asian markets, oil prices recover a little
- Still unclear if Omicron causes more severe disease -WHO
- Britain plans G7 meet of health ministers on Mon
- Biden to provide U.S. response update
TOKYO/SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Japan, the world’s third-biggest economy, will close its borders to all foreigners, while Australia’s plans to re-open to skilled migrants were also in doubt as nations scrambled on Monday to rein in the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Markets regained some composure as investors await more details of the variant following a freefall last week after news of its emergence ignited fears that fresh curbs could upend a nascent economic revival from a two-year pandemic.
Potentially more contagious than prior variants, Omicron, first identified in South Africa, has been found in Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany,…