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Thousands protest coronavirus restrictions in Czech capital

Thousands protest coronavirus restrictions in Czech capital

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands rallied in the Czech capital of Prague on Sunday to protest the government’s restrictive measures to tackle a record surge of coronavirus infections.
In omicron hot spot, somber mood as S Africa faces variant

In omicron hot spot, somber mood as S Africa faces variant

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The overcast, drizzly skies match the somber mood at the Tshwane University of Technology, a hot spot in South Africa’s latest surge of COVID-19 cases, apparently driven by the new omicron variant that is leading countri
Cowboys going virtual with COVID-19 infections on rise again

Cowboys going virtual with COVID-19 infections on rise again

The Dallas Cowboys are going virtual with meetings leading into Thursday's game at New Orleans with COVID-19 infections on the rise again within the team.
Swiss vote to approve COVID restrictions as infections rise

Swiss vote to approve COVID restrictions as infections rise

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters on Sunday gave clear backing to legislation that introduced a system with special COVID-19 certificates under which only people who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative can attend public events and gatherings.
Dutch impose new tighter lockdown amid spiking infections

Dutch impose new tighter lockdown amid spiking infections

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands moved into a tougher lockdown Sunday that was announced amid spiking infections even before the country recorded its first confirmed cases of the new, more highly transmissible omicron virus variant.
Quebec reports 875 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Quebec reports 875 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 875 new cases of COVID-19 today and no new deaths linked to the virus.
Israel tightens travel restrictions over new COVID variant

Israel tightens travel restrictions over new COVID variant

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday approved barring entry to foreign nationals and the use of controversial technology for contact tracing as part of its efforts to clamp down on a new coronavirus variant.
Banking's shift to cloud gathers steam as pandemic and fintechs spur faster adoption

Banking's shift to cloud gathers steam as pandemic and fintechs spur faster adoption

TORONTO — Canada's big banks are undergoing a migration.
COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

LONDON (AP) — The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the sprea

FACT FOCUS: Why WHO skipped ‘nu,’ ‘xi’ for new COVID variant

The name of a newly identified variant of the coronavirus has had some social media users scratching their heads about the World Health Organization’s system for labeling certain versions of the virus.