IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Latest on coronavirus stimulus package and new strain found

Countries around the world were shutting their doors to Great Britain after a possibly more infectious strain of the coronavirus was detected.

This live coverage has ended. Continue reading the Coronavirus Liveblog from Dec. 22, 2020.

Congress struck a deal Sunday on a nearly $900 billion Covid-19 relief package that includes a new round of direct payments and help for jobless Americans, families and businesses struggling in the pandemic.

The agreement includes stimulus checks of up to $600 a person based on income, a federal unemployment insurance bonus of $300 per week, over $284 billion more in loans for businesses struggling to pay rent and workers, vaccine distribution funds and $82 billion in funding for colleges and schools. It also includes the Democrats' priority of $25 billion in rental assistance and an extension of the eviction moratorium.

Meanwhile, the United Kingdom was increasingly isolated on Monday as countries around the world rushed to shut their doors to the island nation after a possibly more infectious strain of the coronavirus was detected there.

824d ago / 4:11 PM UTC

Israel closes its airspace for almost all visitors in response to new coronavirus strain

824d ago / 3:50 PM UTC

UPS delivers first Moderna vaccine to Mass. town

824d ago / 3:22 PM UTC

Are new coronavirus strains cause for concern?

824d ago / 3:15 PM UTC

European regulator clears way for use of Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

824d ago / 2:50 PM UTC

December poised to become the most infectious month of the pandemic

824d ago / 2:31 PM UTC
824d ago / 2:14 PM UTC

Apple temporarily closes California stores as virus cases mount

824d ago / 12:09 PM UTC

Biden and wife Jill to receive Covid-19 vaccine on Monday

824d ago / 11:23 AM UTC

Covid-19 vaccination drive heads to nursing homes

824d ago / 11:01 AM UTC

U.K. Drivers warned: 'Routes to France closed, stay home'

824d ago / 10:39 AM UTC

Britain cut off by Canada and others as new Covid strain spreads

824d ago / 10:32 AM UTC

French national road haulage federation: U.K. situation becoming catastrophic

824d ago / 5:59 AM UTC

Biden to receive vaccine

824d ago / 5:53 AM UTC

Woman, 87, exposed to virus, stops near Christmas tree