Dozens of travelers from Fiji tested positive in Kiribati, prompting the island nation to implement its first lockdown. Samoa's order followed a cluster of cases in airline passengers from Australia.
China is battling coronavirus outbreaks in six cities. More than 20 million people are in some form of lockdown.
As the highly transmissible variant spreads rapidly around the world, some countries have reimposed harsh COVID measures like those seen in the early days of the pandemic.
Austria has placed some 2 million unvaccinated people on partial lockdown. Similar restrictions in Berlin have been placed on people who aren't fully vaccinated.
Citizens in Ruili are complaining about lengthy lockdowns and terrible conditions in quarantine centers. Others in China don't want to hear about it.
Air New Zealand will turn one of its 787s into a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Auckland Airport on Saturday. It's part of a broader day of action aimed at boosting the country's vaccination rate.
For students at Foust Elementary in Greensboro, an outdoor classroom is helping smooth the transition to in-person lessons.
Alan Hostetter, once a police chief and yoga instructor, became known for protesting pandemic lockdowns in California. He's now facing conspiracy charges for his alleged role in the U.S. Capitol riot.
All elementary and secondary school students in Toronto will return to remote learning Wednesday and will remain home until at least April 18.
Several European countries have imposed new lockdown restrictions as COVD-19 cases soar. In Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan is self-isolating at home after testing positive for the virus.
Officials in Victoria imposed a snap lockdown after several new cases of the highly contagious U.K. variant of the coronavirus were discovered.
The German chancellor defended her government's decision to extend a COVID-19 lockdown into March, as she issued a stark warning about fast-spreading new strains.
In his declaration, Malaysia's king suspends the national parliament and state legislatures, delaying the country's general election.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez warned the current surge hitting the community is far more severe than in April and May.
Kate Brown, Oregon's Democratic governor, discusses why she's ordering new coronavirus restrictions and how she hopes the state can deal with the pandemic without more federal funding assistance.