China detected omicron in a second major port city, deepening concern of a wider outbreak at Beijing’s doorstep and raising the prospect that more foreign businesses might follow Toyota Motor Corp. in halting operations along the northeastern coast. Germany reported record new infections for a second day. Switzerland joined Spain and the U.K. in suggesting that the coronavirus pandemic may be shifting to an endemic phase . Crowds at the Australian Open will be capped at half capacity as authorities in host city Melbourne worry about surging infections. A U.S. study found that almost all teenagers who needed intensive care for Covid-19 were unvaccinated, bolstering the case for the shot in youths. Key Developments: Virus Tracker: Cases top 315.3 million; deaths pass 5.5 million Vaccine Tracker: More than 9.57 billion shots administered China faces mounting economic damage from Covid-zero policy For emerging economies , […]