Novel coronavirus

Our latest reporting on the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Economy Oct 22

A "Now Hiring" sign advertising jobs at a hand car wash is seen in Miami
States that cut off of jobless aid see no surge of job seekers

In states that cut off the $300 check, the workforce — the number of people who either have a job or are looking for one — has risen no more than it has in the states that maintained the payment.

Oct 21

Moscow closing schools, many businesses as virus deaths soar

Restaurants, movie theaters and many retail stores in Moscow will be closed for 11 days starting Oct. 28, along with other new restrictions, officials said Thursday, as Russia recorded the highest numbers of coronavirus infections and deaths since the pandemic…

Oct 20

FDA approves mixing COVID vaccines

The Food and Drug Administration announcement marks a big step toward expanding the U.S. booster campaign, which began with extra doses of the Pfizer vaccine last month.