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Your Hourly COVID-19 News Feed - Drill Down by Source: All BBC Hacker News
China reopening borders to foreign tourists for first time since Covid erupted
The move marks a major easing of travel curbs in place since the start of the Covid pandemic.
Afghanistan: Hopes fade as universities reopen without women
Male students return after the winter break, a painful reminder to women of their shrinking world.
Peru's Machu Picchu reopens as protests shift to capital
The popular Inca site was closed three weeks ago when anti-government protesters cut off access routes.
California youths help storm clean-up as schools reopen
The clean-up effort is ongoing, even as more storms force closures and disrupt life for millions.
House of the Vettii: Pompeii home owned by former slaves reopens
The house, featuring erotic art and bronze statues, was the epitome of wealth in ancient times.
China reopens borders to tourists after three years of Covid closure
It comes as the world's largest annual migration event, Lunar New Year, begins.
Covid in China: People rush to book travel as borders finally reopen
But Chinese tourists will not have unfettered access to all countries - as some impose restrictions.
Ukraine war: Odesa port reopens after energy network hit
The Black Sea port of Odesa has resumed operations after Russian strikes against the city on Saturday.
Hong Kong's Peak Tram reopens after 14 months
The service welcomes back passengers even as tight coronavirus restrictions remain.
Russia reopens bond market to non-hostile investors
The Moscow Exchange sealed off its markets in February when the country invaded Ukraine.
New Zealand fully reopens borders after long pandemic closure
The country shut its borders in March 2020, a move that majorly impacted the tourism industry.
Notre-Dame Cathedral on track to reopen in 2024
A huge restoration project has been under way after a fire destroyed much of building in 2019.
Haiti fuel terminal reopens but gang war persists
The terminal shut down because of battles between rival gangs and its closure caused petrol shortages.
Ukraine grain: Kyiv optimistic on Russia deal to reopen Black Sea
Tough talks are needed to reopen safe cargo routes for the grain that Russia has trapped in Ukraine.
Paradise reopened - Bali hopes for tourists to return
The Indonesian island wants holidaymakers to come back as it reopens after two years.
Covid-19: Japan reopens to tourists - but with strict rules
The once-popular Asian destination has some of the world's toughest Covid-19 restrictions.
Emotional reunions as New Zealand reopens to tourists
The country has reopened its borders to visitors after a pandemic lockout of more than two years.
New Zealand reopens to tourists after two-year pandemic lockout
Visitors from 60 countries can now enter the Pacific nation which had sealed its borders since March 2020.
Afghanistan: Taliban backtrack on reopening high schools for girls
Girls' high schools were ordered shut hours after they re-opened, sparking anger and frustration.
New Zealand border to reopen from next month, PM Ardern says
PM Jacinda Ardern says they are 'ready to welcome the world back', beginning with Australians.