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Travellers to France from four countries hit with new restrictions
New arrivals from Argentina, Chile, South Africa and Brazil must adhere to strict new guidelines that will come into force next Saturday, including a 10-day home quarantine.
France suspends all flights to and from Brazil over variant fears
“We note the situation is getting worse,” said France's prime minister Jean Castex. “And so we have decided to suspend all flights between Brazil and France until further notice.”
EU regulator issues guidance to adapt COVID-19 vaccines to variants
The EU regulator says authorized vaccines protect against the variants currently prevalent across Europe. But the shots may need to be adapted as new mutations spread.
EU unveils plan to prepare for battle against COVID-19 variants
The EU plan to fight variants, called HERA Incubator, will be a public-private partnership, pooling knowledge from researchers, biotech companies, manufacturers, the health sector and public authorities and regulators.
How worried should you be about new COVID-19 variants?
Professor Danny Altmann, a professor of immunology at Imperial College London, explains why new coronavirus variants have emerged.
Austria mulls lockdown of Tyrol region amid rise of COVID-19 variants
The first confirmed cases of the British virus mutation were discovered in Jochberg in Tyrol in mid-January.
Germany considers stopping flights from countries with COVID variants
The country is set to take "drastic measures" to stop the spread of coronavirus variants, with plans to stop flights from the UK, Brazil, South Africa and Portugal.
Which COVID variants have been identified and how infectious are they?
Here's what we know about the coronavirus variants that have emerged in the UK, South Africa, Brazil and California
New coronavirus variant detected in Japan in travellers from Brazil
The discovery of new variant came as Japan's regional governments requested a state of emergency be declared in their prefectures to combat a rising in coronavirus infections.
Coronavirus: Death toll in UK surpasses 80,000 as cases top 3 million
The UK continues to be the worst-hit country in Europe after 1,035 deaths in the last 24 hours pushed the official death toll over 80,000.
The UK is struggling badly against COVID-19 — here's why and how
The four nations of the UK are up against a fast-spreading variant of COVID-19, which appears to reached all areas of the nation. Its strategy now relies mostly on the vaccine.
Coronavirus: US reports first case of new COVID-19 variant in Colorado
The man, in his 20s, is currently in isolation in Denver. Authorities say he has no travel history.
UK adds a record more than 50,000 daily COVID-19 cases
The record number, though due in part to a backlog from the holidays, was a "reflection of a real increase" in the country, an expert at Public Health England said.
Dover slowly clearing lorry queues after France relaxes UK blockade
At least 6,000 vehicles are still queuing around the port of Dover waiting to get to France.
British territory Gibraltar closes border to UK amid COVID-19 fears
The closure comes ahead of new border changes set to come into place on January 1. If Brexit talks are successful, Gibraltar will then become part of the Schengen zone with border controls for UK arrivals for the first time.