Live: Israel bans entry to all foreigners as world races to stem Omicron spread

Israel became the first country to ban entry to all foreigners starting midnight Sunday as Australia and several European nations confirmed cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant. Since it was first detected in South Africa, the variant has sparked global concern with countries rushing to implement measures to stem an infection spread.

Live: Israel bans entry to all foreigners as world races to stem Omicron spread
Israel became the first country to ban entry to all foreigners starting midnight Sunday as Australia and several European nations confirmed cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant. Since it was first detected in South Africa, the variant has sparked global concern with countries rushing to implement measures to stem an infection spread.