Airlines lost at least 2,366 flights around the world on Friday, crashing into Christmas, with about 9,000 flights delayed.
Commercial airlines around the world suspended more than 4,300 flights over the Christmas weekend, as an increase in the number of Omicron-co-operative COVID-19 infections caused uncertainty and great frustration for travelers.
Pilots around the world dropped at least 2,366 flights Friday, which happened on Christmas night, according to a FlightAware.com flight checklist; about 9,000 other flights were delayed.
Recent developments come as the number of COVID-19 infections has increased in a number of countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom and France in recent days, leading to the re-introduction of methods such as the use of masks, vaccine services and multiple bans. countries.
Here are some of the most recent updates on Saturday:
The US Navy submarine was separated from the COVID-19 epidemic
The U.S. Navy has suspended shipments to South America due to the coronavirus epidemic, the navy said Friday.
The USS Milwaukee, a battleship, is stationed at Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where it stopped for ports. It was first shipped from Mayport, Florida, on December 14 and is headed for the US Southern Command.
The navy reported that crew members were “100% vaccinated” and that all those who tested positive for COVID-19 had separated themselves from the ship from other crew members. Number of employees who were tested positive for HIV was not disclosed. The ship has a crew of more than 100 crew.
The military said that the “segment” of the infected population had “few symptoms” and that its status was still unknown. COVID-19 cases have spread across the country due to the Omicron coronavirus virus.
Antetokounmpo removes NBA COVID protocols
The Milwaukee Bucks received their first Christmas gift as two-year-old MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo removed the National Basketball Association security plans on Friday.
However, the Antetokounmpo form is still in the air at the Christmas Day show in Milwaukee against the Boston Celtics who visited on Saturday afternoon.
For their part, the Celtics fielded five more players on Friday in the COVID protocol, bringing the team to 12th.
Blinken thanked South Africa for calling his colleague Naledi Pandor
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke by telephone with his South African counterpart Naledi Pandor about a previous announcement that the US sought to lift sanctions against southern Africa, which was imposed last month out of fear on Omicron.
“The Secretary also thanked the South African scientists and the government for their transparency and expertise,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in commenting on the invitation.
“He emphasized the importance of the existing partnership between the United States and South Africa in addressing the challenges of COVID-19.”
More than 4,000 Christmas flights have been canceled worldwide
Airlines around the world have suspended more than 4,000 flights over the Christmas weekend, due to a number of COVID-19 cases from the Omicron brand.
The FlightAware website revealed that 2,314 planes were stopped around the world for Christmas, a day that is often the strongest in the world. About one-fourth of these stops were in the US.
A further 1,404 flights scheduled for Christmas Day were canceled worldwide, the site said, and another 340 scheduled for Sunday, Boxing Day.