New COVID-19 variant sparks worldwide worry, sends stock markets tumbling

WASHINGTON/GENEVA – The discovery of a new coronavirus variant triggered global alarm on Friday as countries rushed to suspend travel from southern Africa and stock markets on both sides of the Atlantic suffered their biggest falls in more than a year. The United States will restrict travel from South Africa – where the new mutation was discovered – and neighbouring countries effective Monday, a senior … Continue reading New COVID-19 variant sparks worldwide worry, sends stock markets tumbling