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    Covid-19 Live Updates: Scotland Finds 6 Cases of Omicron Variant

    ImageStaff members at the departure gate of Tokyo’s Haneda international airport on Monday, as Japan announced plans to bar all new foreign travelers over the Omicron variant.Credit…Philip Fong/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Japan on Monday joined Israel and Morocco in barring all foreign travelers, and Australia delayed reopening its borders for two weeks, as more […] More

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    Honduras Election 2021: Live Updates

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Hondurans are voting today in tense general elections that are likely to have repercussions far beyond the Central American country. For the opposition, the elections represent a chance to reinstate the rule of law after eight years of systematic dismantling of democratic institutions by the departing president, Juan Orlando Hernández. The stakes […] More

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    Omicron Variant Found in Australia: Covid Live News and Updates

    ImageA flight information board shows canceled flights at in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday.Credit…Kim Ludbrook/EPA, via Shutterstock Cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus were reported for the first time in Australia on Sunday, adding to a growing list of countries that are scrambling to respond to a new, highly mutated version of the […] More

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    Covid Updates: South Africa Identifies New Variant

    ImageVaccination rates in South Africa are falling far short of the nation’s goal, administering only 130,000 out of a daily goal of 300,000.Credit…Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters Scientists in South Africa on Thursday identified a concerning new coronavirus variant with mutations that one scientist said marked a “big jump in evolution,” prompting several countries to quickly limit travel […] More

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    Covid Live Updates: U.K. Announces Two Omicron Cases; Chaos in Netherlands Over Two Flights From South Africa

    ImagePassengers awaiting Covid test results in Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport, in an image shared on social media on Saturday. Credit…Social Media Photo Obtained By Reuters As more countries placed travel bans on southern Africa early Saturday for fear of a new and possibly more dangerous variant of the coronavirus, the passengers on two flights from South Africa […] More

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    Live Covid News and Variant Updates

    ImageA lab at the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in Durban. South African scientists alerted global health authorities on Thursday to a new variant.Credit…Joao Silva/The New York Times JOHANNESBURG — As the United States and European countries close their borders over fears over the recently detected coronavirus variant, many South Africans say they feel as […] More

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    Covid Live Updates: Omicron Variant Puts Nations on Alert

    ImageRestaurant employees closing early on Saturday in Haarlem, The Netherlands, as new government restrictions to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus went into effect.Credit…Olaf Kraak/ANP/AFP via Getty Images Governments around the world began to reintroduce precautionary measures on Saturday that had been lifted earlier in the pandemic as researchers raced to determine if a […] More

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    Covid-19 Live Updates: Latest News on New Variant

    ImageIn the town of Parys, South Africa, on Friday. South Africans faced travel restrictions in several countries over growing fears about the new variant.Credit…Kim Ludbrook/EPA, via Shutterstock Countries around the world moved to restrict travel from southern Africa on Friday in a frantic effort to keep a newly identified, and apparently significantly evolved, variant of […] More

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    Covid Live Updates: Variant Alert From South Africa Prompts Rush to Halt Flights

    ImageIn the town of Parys, South Africa, on Friday. South Africans faced travel restrictions in several countries over growing fears about the new variant.Credit…Kim Ludbrook/EPA, via Shutterstock European countries on Friday joined Singapore, Israel and others in restricting travel from southern Africa in a frantic effort to keep a newly identified, and apparently significantly evolved, […] More

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    Black Friday 2021: Live Updates

    Black Friday is an American import that has caught on in much of Europe, embraced by retailers and shoppers as an opening trumpet blast for the start of the holiday shopping season — even if Thanksgiving remains a distant country’s holiday. But Black Friday takes shape in different forms. With toy stores as a focus, […] More

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    Covid-19 Updates: Latest News on New Variant

    ImageSouth Africans faced pending travel restrictions in several countries within hours of the announcement about the new variant.Credit…Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters A number of countries — including Britain, Israel, Italy and Singapore — were moving on Friday to restrict travel from South Africa and other countries in the region, a day after South African authorities identified a […] More

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    Covid Live Updates: South Africa Identifies New Variant

    ImageVaccination rates in South Africa are falling far short of the nation’s goal, only administering 130,000 out of a daily goal of 300,000.Credit…Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters JOHANNESBURG — A concerning new variant of the coronavirus, whose mutations evidence a “big jump in evolution,” is driving a spike in new Covid-19 infections in South Africa, scientists said on […] More

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