Germany will once again offer free Covid tests to all adults in the country, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Friday, a move intended to help catch infections earlier as case numbers continue to reach record highs. The country had spent billions of dollars offering at least one free antigenContinue Reading

The Italian police on Friday searched the homes of four people in Milan affiliated with the “No Green Pass” movement, a mixed group that has been protesting for weeks over a nationwide coronavirus health-pass mandate. The four people, whose names were not immediately released, are being investigated on accusations ofContinue Reading

New lockdown restrictions for Austria’s unvaccinated population are likely because reports of new coronavirus cases in the country are rising rapidly, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said on Thursday. Though such restrictions would be a “very harsh measure,” they appear to be necessary and “probably inevitable,” the chancellor said at a newsContinue Reading

Coronavirus deaths in Europe rose 10 percent in the first week of this month and made up over half of the 48,000 coronavirus deaths reported globally in that time, even as new cases and deaths dropped or remained stable in the rest of the world, according to World Health OrganizationContinue Reading

As much of the world moves closer to fully opening schools, at least one nation has stuck to keeping them fully or partly closed: Uganda. Eighteen months into the pandemic, officials in the country have kept more than 10 million primary and secondary school students at home, with no plansContinue Reading

A panel of experts at Israel’s Health Ministry has approved giving the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to children ages 5 to 11, paving the way for the country to become one of the first after the United States to authorize the shot for children. The decision requires the approval of the directorContinue Reading

In 2018, Mr. Trump skipped a visit to a veterans cemetery further outside of Paris. In 2020, Mr. Trump denied a report in The Atlantic that he had mocked that cemetery as “filled with losers.” On Thursday, Ms. Harris will attend an Armistice Day ceremony with Mr. Macron and deliverContinue Reading

An order by Pennsylvania’s acting health secretary requiring masks in schools for grades K-12 was rejected on Wednesday by a state court, which sided with a Republican state senator and several parents who argued that the official had overstepped her authority. The acting secretary, Alison Beam, had issued the orderContinue Reading

Germany’s state and federal politicians are scrambling to put new Covid rules in place as the country experiences record case numbers, and a top virologist has warned that the nation’s pandemic death toll could double if sufficient measures are not taken. Nearly 40,000 new cases were registered in the countryContinue Reading

Canada’s health agency authorized booster shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine nationwide on Tuesday, broadening eligibility to anyone over the age of 18, regardless of what vaccine they received initially. Health Canada, the federal department responsible for approving drugs, and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization had previously updated vaccine guidelinesContinue Reading