Schools return amid Omicron havoc, but hopes flicker

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By Clara-Laeila Laudette and Elias Biryabarema MADRID/KAYUNGA, Uganda (Reuters) – Children of the COVID era flocked back to school in various nations on Monday as the Omicron strain spread exponentially and tennis superstar Novak Djokovic’s battle to play laid bare global passions over vaccines. Though Omicron is less dangerous than past waves, it has pushed cases worldwide beyond 305 million in the two-year pandemic that refuses to go away. Nearly 6 million people have died. There are signs, however, of the variant waning in southern Africa where it was first detected in November, even as it …

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