By RAF CASERT, The Associated Press

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is planning to stop air travel from southern Africa to counter the spread of a new COVID-19 variant as the 27-nation bloc is battling a massive spike in cases.

German Health Minister Jens Spahn said that "the last thing we need is to bring in a new variant that will cause even more problems."

A new coronavirus variant has been detected in South Africa that scientists say is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, the country's most populous province.

Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine in Rome, NY

See what the process was like to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine at a NY Testing Site that was located in Rome, NY.

First New 'Post-COVID Designed' Burger King Opens in Hudson Valley

Thanks to the global pandemic the world of fast food has changed forever. Burger King has responded to the evolving needs of customers by rethinking the layout and design of their new restaurants. Some of these changes can be seen in the newest Burger King to open up on Route 9 in the Hudson Valley.

What Is The Delta Plus COVID Variant?

As cases of COVID-19 surge across the United States due to the highly contagious delta variant, there is now a new version of that mutation called the delta plus. What is Delta Plus? Is it coming to New York soon?

15 Items in Short Supply Due to COVID-19

From gas, tires and bicycles to lumber, coffee and air conditioners, here's 15 items that will are in short supply.