Having already delayed the live dates as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Fugees have announced the cancellation of their 25th anniversary tour.
Nightclubs in the Republic of Ireland will be allowed to reopen this weekend, the Cabinet has agreed.
Today, Friday 21st January, it was announced that almost all restrictions in place in the Republic are likely be lifted from 6 AM on Saturday (22nd January). The Taoiseach Micheál Martin is expected to address the nation at 6 PM to confirm the announcement.
The Prime Minister has announced that Covid entry requirements for clubs will be scrapped from next week.
Vaccine certificates showing proof of a Covid vaccination, or a negative lateral flow test result, will no longer be needed for entry to events from 26th January.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that nightclubs in Scotland will be allowed to reopen on Monday 24th January.
Ms Sturgeon confirmed in a statement yesterday (18th January) that the easing of Covid-19 restrictions will go ahead next week after a "significant fall" in new cases of the virus.
Attendance limits on indoor events, which forced nightclubs to close, were put in place on the 27th December in response to rising Omicron cases across the country.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the country’s clubs will remain closed until at least 24th January, in an attempt to help curb the spread of the Omicron variant.
Yesterday’s announcement confirmed that restrictions on large outdoor events would be lifted from Monday, while restrictions on indoor venues will remain in place for at least another week after that date.
A British DJ has avoided prosecution after triggering New Zealand's first Omicron scare.
Drum & bass DJ Dimension, aka Robert Etheridge, arrived in the country on 16th December. He spent seven days in quarantine before breaking home isolation rules before receiving a negative day-nine test. Etheridge later tested positive for Omicron - thought to be the first community exposure of the highly contagious variant in the country - before canceling a slot at Rhythm & Alps festival on South Island resort Wānaka.
France has announced tighter COVID-19 restrictions amid an ongoing surge in cases of the Omicron variant in the country.
Under new measures, nightclubs will remain closed until further notice, having initially been closed for four weeks earlier this month. Outdoor public gatherings of more than 5,000 people are also banned in the nation until further notice. Indoor seated gatherings will be limited to 2,000 people.
Iconic English songwriter, singer, and musician Kate Bush has said UK National Health Service (NHS) staff deserve a fair pay rise, in a rare public message.
Fresh UK Government support for music venues has been described as "woefully inadequate".
Germany, Portugal and Northern Ireland are among the countries announcing new COVID-19 restrictions in the face of rising cases and the threat posed by the highly-transmissible omicron variant.