After a brutal summer surge, driven by the highly contagious Delta variant, the coronavirus is again in retreat. The United States is recording roughly 90,000 new infections a day, down more than 40 percent since August. Hospitalizations and deaths are falling, too. The crisis is not over everywhere — theContinue Reading

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will lift travel restrictions at the land borders with Canada and Mexico starting in November for fully vaccinated travelers, reopening the door of the United States to tourists and separated families that had been sealed from the country during the pandemic. Those who provide proofContinue Reading

new video loaded: Sydney Springs to Life After More Than 100 Days in Lockdown transcript Back transcript Sydney Springs to Life After More Than 100 Days in Lockdown Gyms, barber shops and pubs were finally allowed to reopen, with some restrictions, after more than three months of lockdown. With vaccinationsContinue Reading

Good morning. We’re covering Singapore’s testy reopening, mounting tensions over Taiwan and China’s fraught custody battles. Singapore’s uncertain reopening Vaccines were supposed to be the city-state’s ticket back to normalcy. But even with an 83 percent vaccination rate, Singapore is not opening up. Instead, the government reinstated restrictions and urgedContinue Reading

England has reduced to just seven the number of “red list” countries that it considers the highest coronavirus risk and from which it requires travelers to quarantine in government-designated hotels upon arrival. The change, announced on Thursday, removes 47 countries and territories from the list, including Afghanistan, Brazil, Mexico andContinue Reading

Greece will, starting on Saturday, begin a two-week test of lifting some pandemic restrictions in regions where coronavirus cases have been the highest — but for the most part, only vaccinated people will be able to enjoy the heightened freedom. The restrictions being lifted — notably a curfew from 1Continue Reading

New Zealand hopes to vaccinate as many as 350,000 people in a single day next week, the country’s largest Covid inoculation effort to date, as it pushes closer to reopening its economy. Vaccination clinics will be open all day on Saturday, Oct. 16, said Chris Hipkins, the minister leading NewContinue Reading

Indonesia will allow international flights to begin landing at the airport on Bali island next week as it weighs reopening the country to foreign tourists for the first time in more than 18 months. International carriers from countries including China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and the United Arab EmiratesContinue Reading

new video loaded: Australia Will Lift Ban on International Travel in November transcript Back transcript Australia Will Lift Ban on International Travel in November Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia announced that the country would reopen its borders next month for fully vaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents to travelContinue Reading

Australia will lift its bans on international travel in November under a plan that Prime Minister Scott Morrison outlined on Friday. It is the second time in 10 days that officials have accelerated the country’s plans to ease travel restrictions. Until last month, Australia was poised to keep its bordersContinue Reading