Latest on the Omicron coronavirus variant

Latest on the Omicron coronavirus variant

President Biden urged all Americans to get boosted as the US joins a growing number of countries that have confirmed cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant.<br /> South Africa's Covid-19 cases appear to be spiking at the fastest rate since the start of the pandemic, with Omicron now the dominant strain in some provinces.<br /> The UN Secretary-General said travel bans imposed on southern African countries over Omicron fears are "unacceptable," likening the restrictions to apartheid.