Dutch police arrest couple attempting to flee quarantine for Spain

Dutch police arrest couple attempting to flee quarantine for Spain

The “Appointment Desk” for quarantine and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test appointments inside Schiphol Airport is pictured after Dutch health authorities said that 61 people who arrived in Amsterdam on flights from South Africa tested positive for COVID-19, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 27, 2021. REUTERS/Eva PlevierRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterAMSTERDAM, Nov 28 (Reuters) … Read more

New coronavirus variant Omicron keeps spreading, Australia detects cases

New coronavirus variant Omicron keeps spreading, Australia detects cases

Nov 28 (Reuters) – The new Omicron coronavirus variant kept spreading around the world on Sunday, with two cases detected in Australia, even as more countries tried to seal themselves off by imposing travel restrictions.Health officials in Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, said two passengers who arrived in Sydney from southern Africa on … Read more

Israel to ban entry of foreigners from all countries over Omicron

Israel to ban entry of foreigners from all countries over Omicron

A passenger arrives to a terminal at Ben Gurion international airport before Israel bans international flights, taking effect from Monday midnight until the end of January, in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and new coronavirus strains, in Lod near Tel Aviv, Israel January 25, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen ZvulunRegister now for FREE … Read more

Concerns over COVID variant trigger more travel curbs on southern Africa

Concerns over COVID variant trigger more travel curbs on southern Africa

Many states announce travel curbs, bans on southern AfricaDutch authorities test air passengers for Omicron variantGermany, Czech Republic have suspected Omicron casesNov 27 (Reuters) – Australia and several other countries joined nations imposing restrictions on travel from southern Africa on Saturday after the discovery of the new Omicron coronavirus variant sparked global concern and triggered … Read more

Fauci says U.S. must study data before deciding on travel ban over new COVID-19 variant

Fauci says U.S. must study data before deciding on travel ban over new COVID-19 variant

WASHINGTON, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Top U.S. infectious disease official Anthony Fauci said on Friday that a ban on flights from southern Africa was a possibility and the United States was rushing to gather data on the new COVID-19 variant.No decision to halt flights had yet been made, he said.The Wall Street Journal, citing people … Read more

Dutch PM lashes out at ‘idiots’ after third night of violence

Dutch PM lashes out at 'idiots' after third night of violence

AMSTERDAM, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday lashed out at “idiot” rioters who rampaged through cities across the Netherlands this weekend when protests against coronavirus restrictions turned violent.More than 100 people were arrested during three nights of violence, which saw police open fire at rioters in Rotterdam on Friday. read … Read more

Third night of rioting erupts over Dutch COVID-19 rules

Third night of rioting erupts over Dutch COVID-19 rules

AMSTERDAM, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Riots broke out in cities across the Netherlands on Sunday, the third night in a row that police clashed with mobs of angry youths who set fires and threw rocks to protest COVID-19 restrictions.Unrest was reported in locations including Leeuwarden and Groningen in the north, the eastern town of Enschede … Read more

Explainer: Delta dominates the world, but scientists watch for worrisome offspring

Explainer: Delta dominates the world, but scientists watch for worrisome offspring

Pedestrians walk along a shopping street after the Austrian government placed roughly two million people who are not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on lockdown, in Vienna, Austria, November 15, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi NiesnerCHICAGO, Nov 15 (Reuters) – The Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus now accounts for nearly all of the coronavirus infections … Read more

Germany reports another COVID-19 record: 50,196 new cases

Germany reports another COVID-19 record: 50,196 new cases

People queue up for vaccination at a temporary vaccination centre inside the campus building of the Technische Universitaet university in Dresden, Germany, November 8, 2021. REUTERS/Matthias RietschelBERLIN, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Germany reported a record 50,196 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, the fourth day in a row it has posted a fresh daily high, … Read more

Party’s over: Diwali leaves Delhi wheezing in dangerously unhealthy air

Party's over: Diwali leaves Delhi wheezing in dangerously unhealthy air

NEW DELHI, Nov 5 (Reuters) – The morning after Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, residents of New Delhi woke up under a blanket of toxic smog and breathed in the most dangerously polluted air of the year so far, after revellers, as usual, defied a fireworks ban.New Delhi has the worst air quality of … Read more