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World races to contain new COVID threat, the omicron variant

Nov. 26, 2021 20:58 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent. A World Health Organization panel...

EXPLAINER: What is this new COVID variant in South Africa?

Nov. 26, 2021 20:42 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — WHAT IS THIS NEW COVID-19 VARIANT? South African scientists identified a new version of the coronavirus this week that they say is behind a recent spike in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, the country’s most populous province. It's unclear where the new...

Will flight restrictions help as new virus variant emerges?

Nov. 26, 2021 20:29 PM EST

A new coronavirus variant identified in southern Africa is leading to a new round of travel restrictions just as many had finally begun to ease. The risks of the variant, called omicron, are largely unknown. But the World Health Organization has called it a “variant of...

WTO delays key meeting amid COVID variant concerns

Nov. 26, 2021 19:35 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization is postponing its conference of government ministers set to open Tuesday after Switzerland initiated new travel restrictions following the emergence of a worrying new coronavirus variant, officials said. The MC12 conference at...

Stocks sink on new COVID variant; Dow loses 905 points

Nov. 26, 2021 16:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks sank Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly falling more than 1,000 points, as a new coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa appeared to be spreading across the globe. Investors were uncertain whether the variant could potentially reverse...

New variant hits sports just as they were nearing normality

Nov. 26, 2021 15:15 PM EST

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Golf, cricket and rugby became the first major sports to be affected by the new COVID-19 variant on Friday, prompting fears of renewed travel restrictions and disrupted events just as they were returning to normal nearly two years into the pandemic. ...

US to ban travel from South Africa, 7 other African nations by non-US citizens beginning Monday due to COVID-19 variant

Nov. 26, 2021 14:01 PM EST
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — US to ban travel from South Africa, 7 other African nations by non-US citizens beginning Monday due to COVID-19 variant.

EU orders travel ban on South Africa to halt variant spread

Nov. 26, 2021 12:45 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union nations on Friday agreed to impose a ban on travel from southern Africa to counter the spread of a new COVID-19 variant. The 27 nations acted within hours upon the advise of the EU executive which said all needed...

EU nations agree to impose ban on travel from southern Africa to counter new COVID-19 variant

Nov. 26, 2021 12:42 PM EST
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU nations agree to impose ban on travel from southern Africa to counter new COVID-19 variant.

EU nations agree to impose ban on travel from southern Africa to counter new COVID-19 variant

Nov. 26, 2021 12:37 PM EST
BRUSSELS (AP) — EU nations agree to impose ban on travel from southern Africa to counter new COVID-19 variant.