COVID-19/Coronavirus

These are the latest articles of the COVID-19 / Coronavirus.

  1. Colorado Mayor Dealing With Rise In COVID-19: 'This Is Going To Be A Lost Year'

    Nick Gradisar is the mayor of Pueblo, Colo., a former steel town with a population of about 100,000. Colorado as a whole is one of more than a dozen states that recently set a seven-day record for positive...

  2. ASU expert: Arizona seeing surge in coronavirus cases

    Arizona on Wednesday reported 975 new confirmed coronavirus cases and another 17 deaths. The 7-day rolling average of daily new cases in Arizona has risen over the past two weeks from 536 on Oct. 6 to 886 on Tuesday. The rate of positive tests also...

  3. The Latest: Hawaii cites hundreds in week 1 of tourism plan

    The Honolulu Police Department says officers issued 4,500 warnings and 470 citations for not wearing masks or failing to social distance since the launch of the traveler testing program Thursday.

  4. Virus spikes strain hospitals around the country

    Hospitals across the United States are starting to buckle from a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, with several states setting records for the number of people hospitalized and leaders scrambling to find extra beds and staff. New highs in cases have been...

  5. The Latest: Boston public schools switch to remote learning

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says public schools will switch to all-remote learning starting Thursday because of increasing coronavirus cases. The city’s seven-day average positive test rate is currently 5.7%, up from last week’s rate of 4.5%.

  6. North Dakota scrambles to speed up virus test notifications

    Coronavirus cases are rising so fast in North Dakota that it’s taking officials up to three days to notify people after they test positive, and as a result the state has also fallen behind on tracing their close contacts who might have been exposed.

  7. The Latest: Romania daily virus cases reach nearly 5,000

    Romania hit an all-time high Wednesday with 4,848 positive coronavirus cases as authorities carried out a record number of tests. Romania reported 37,025 coronavirus tests, the highest so far. It added 69 deaths in the last 24 hours.

  8. Here's what can reopen in San Francisco now that it's hit the yellow tier

    ...rate below 2% and less than one daily new case per 100,000 residents. With the city's new status, Mayor London Breed announced a timeline for reopening several new activities and businesses sectors, in...

  9. Russia shuns tough restrictions even as infections soar

    The outbreak in Russia this month is breaking the records set in the spring, when a lockdown to slow the spread of the virus was put in place. But, as governments across Europe move to reimpose restrictions to counter rising cases, authorities in...

  10. DC debuts smartphone-based COVID-19 exposure alert system

    ...delivers alerts to people’s phones, notifying them that they may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday urged all residents with Apple or Android smartphones to opt in to the new...

  11. The Latest: Imported workers test positive in New Zealand

    Eighteen fishing crewmen who last week flew to New Zealand from Moscow have tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring the difficulty New Zealand faces in trying to import needed workers while remaining virtually virus free. Before leaving...

  12. San Francisco first in Bay Area to move to California’s yellow tier, advancing reopening

    ...through the lens of public health, and we will continue to do so going forward,” said San Francisco Mayor London Breed, in a statement Tuesday. “We know new cases of COVID are rising in other parts of the...

  13. Chicago adds 5 states to travel quarantine amid virus spike

    ...five states to its travel quarantine order as rising COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations prompted Mayor Lori Lightfoot to announce she's thinking about reimposing strict guidelines on businesses that were...

  14. The Latest: Spain to lift state of emergency in Madrid

    Spain’s health minister says the government won’t extend the state of emergency in the Madrid region when it expires on Saturday but may introduce curfews at coronavirus hotspots around the country.

  15. UK sets deadline for Manchester to accept virus restrictions

    The British government has given the city of Manchester a noon Tuesday deadline to agree to tighter coronavirus measures, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggles to impose his plan for localized restrictions on restive regions.

  16. States file their Covid-19 vaccine plans to CDC without plans to pay for them, state health officials say

    “As it stands now, we do not have any capability to fund the imminent implementation of the plan,” James Blumenstock, senior vice president for pandemic response and recovery at the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, told...

  17. Danbury cracking down on businesses ‘refusing’ to follow coronavirus rules as COVID cases continue

    City officials continue to monitor whether they need to tighten coronavirus guidelines with Danbury in the “red” because of its case rate. Mayor Mark Boughton said Monday the city would remain under the third phase of the state’s reopening plan,...

  18. NY loosens travel restrictions as nation sees spike

    New York may have to consider changes to its quarantine rules for out-of-state travelers now that two of its closest neighbors, Connecticut and New Jersey, are on the brink of getting added to the list of places subject to the restrictions.

  19. Mayor at North Dakota's largest city wants 'dramatic' steps

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The mayor of North Dakota's largest city said Monday he'd like to see a statewide mask mandate as the coronavirus spins out of control. Tim Mahoney, who in addition to being Fargo's...

  20. Providence unveils program to support small businesses

    The city of Providence is throwing a lifeline to small businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic with microgrants of up to $10,000, officials said Monday. The microenterprise grant program will support more than 20 low-to-moderate income...

  21. The Latest: Famed Italian opera house quarantines cast

    Milan’s La Scala theater said Monday that the cast of “Aida” has been put under quarantine after two members tested positive for coronavirus. It is the first change in program due to positive tests at the Italian venue, one of Europe’s premiere opera...

  22. The Latest: Russia reports its highest 1-day virus total yet

    Russia reported almost 16,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday, the highest single-day number since the beginning of the pandemic. The task force has also reported over 24,300 deaths since the start of the outbreak.

  23. Mayor of Juarez tests positive for COVID-19 again

    The mayor of Ciudad Juarez announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19 once again. Mayor Armando Cabada made posted on Facebook Sunday afternoon that he, his wife and daughter all tested positive.

  24. Wichita man arrested for allegedly threatening to kidnap and kill mayor over city's mask mandate, police say

    When Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple was told about the series of text messages sent to another city official last week, the Democrat said he noticed that the man, frustrated by the city's mask mandate to help prevent the spread of the novel...

  25. The Latest: Global confirmed virus cases tops 40 million

    The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the planet has passed 40 million. The milestone was passed early Monday according to Johns Hopkins University, which collates reporting from around the world. The actual worldwide figure of COVID-19...

  26. The Latest: Poland turns soccer stadium into virus hospital

    Poland’s government is transforming the National Stadium in Warsaw into a field hospital to handle the surging number of patients infecting with the coronavirus. Government spokesman Piotr Müller said Monday the stadium will have room for 500...

  27. Wedding Ceremony At US-Canada Border Lets Guests From Both Countries Attend

    They decided that they would hold their wedding on a pier along the St. Croix River, which separates the United States and Canada. Officials in Canada agreed to let them hold the ceremony for 30 people, while authorities in Maine said that 15 people...

  28. As coronavirus cases rise, red-state governors resist measures to slow the spread, preach 'personal responsibility'

    ...returned to school. The mandate has helped, with residents largely complying, said Nick Wendell, a council member who backed it. But he noted that outlying areas of the county lack a mandate, and that has...

  29. Russia shuns tough restrictions even as infections soar

    ...measures, helping themselves and the people around them, nothing will work,” warned Sergei Sobyanin, the mayor of the Russian capital of 12.7 million. During the summer, authorities lifted most virus-related...

  30. Asia Today: Melbourne ready to ease rules with 1 new case

    Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has indicated the changes would be more “in the social space,” prompting pleas from business operators for relief from restrictions that once included an overnight curfew.

  31. Why these 4 counties became only in US with zero COVID cases

    ...Skagway Municipality, Alaska: 'You're trying to curse us.' "You're trying to curse us," Brad Ryan, the city manager, told ABC News when asked about Skagway's zero COVID-19 cases. While the 1,000-person community...

  32. CT towns are dealing with increasing COVID cases. Here’s how the state is helping to tackle them.

    But in Norwich, New London and much of southeastern Connecticut, which have seen spikes in recent weeks, the virus has read throughout the community, rather than spikes in specific areas. Other than gatherings, officials have not found a strong...

  33. The Latest: Italy's Lombardy region takes new virus measures

    Italy’s northern Lombardy region, where the European coronavirus outbreak began in late February, has taken new measures to contain rebounding infections, limiting bar service and alcohol sales, banning contact sports and closing bingo parlors.

  34. The Latest: New Mexico sets another one-day COVID-19 record

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials on Friday confirmed the state set another single-day record with 819 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 35,770 since the pandemic began. The previous record of 672 on Thursday already had...

  35. Mayor urges visitors to avoid Salem this Halloween

    Even though the city has canceled a monthlong series of publicly sponsored events held each October that typically draw tens of thousands of visitors, many people are still flooding the city streets, increasing the risk of spreading the coronavirus.

  36. Denver to enforce stricter mask mandates, smaller gatherings

    Denver will enforce stricter mask mandates and limits on group gatherings as the city experiences a spike in new COVID-19 cases, Mayor Michael B. Hancock announced Friday. Denver is also limiting the number of non-related people gathering from 10 to...

  37. Thousands arrive in Hawaii on first day pre-travel testing

    About 8,000 people landed in Hawaii on the first day of a pre-travel testing program that allowed travelers to come to the islands without quarantining for two weeks if they could produce a negative coronavirus test.

  38. UK regions under pressure to submit to virus restrictions

    England's northwestern county of Lancashire, home to 1.5 million people, has agreed to accept the most severe level of COVID-19 restrictions as the British government warned Friday that it has the authority to impose such measures on high-risk areas...

  39. The Latest: NCarolina virus numbers head in wrong direction

    On Thursday, North Carolina saw its highest single-day COVID-19 case count yet, with 2,532 people testing positive for the virus. Hospitalizations earlier this week reached their highest levels in the last two months, and the percentage of cases...

  40. The Latest: South Dakota breaks its COVID-19 cases record

    South Dakota on Wednesday broke its record for coronavirus hospitalizations and new cases, and the state has already had more deaths from the disease less than halfway through October than it had in any other month.

  41. The Latest: Spain adds more than 13,000 coronavirus cases

    Spain leads Europe with 921,374 confirmed cases. It’s recorded 33,553 deaths. However, health experts believe the actual number is higher due to a shortage of tests early in the pandemic.

  42. Tennessee sees COVID-19 rise, from rural areas to Nashville

    Tennessee is seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases in rural and urban areas, including a 93% increase among Nashville children up to 17 years old since September began, city officials said Thursday. ...the positivity rate in Tennessee was 5.51% on Sept....

  43. London shifts into 2nd-highest virus risk tier as cases rise

    ...point they are allowed to remove their face coverings, in London, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he expects the government will move the UK capital to a higher level of COVID-19 restrictions...

  44. German, Czech, Italian virus records deepen Europe worries

    Record daily infection figures in Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and elsewhere added to fears on Thursday that Europe is running out of chances to control its latest coronavirus outbreak. France has set a 9 p.m. curfew for many of its...

  45. Some European officials use virus as a cover to target Roma

    ...communities as 'nests of infection.' Officials in other European countries have also targeted the Roma: A mayor in northern Moldova blamed their communities for spreading the virus, while a Ukrainian city official...

  46. The Latest: Minnesota reports highest virus toll since June

    Minnesota health officials reported 29 new COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, the state’s highest one-day death toll since early June, as the coronavirus spreads at high levels across the state.

  47. 6 feet apart in the sandbox: Playgrounds open again in S.F.

    ...since the end of March, and I’m excited that we’re now at a place where we can safely reopen them,” Mayor London Breed said in a statement. “It’s important kids have a place to explore, have fun, and get...

  48. The Latest: France sets curfew, restores state of emergency

    PARIS — President Emmanuel Macron announced that 18 million French citizens in nine regions, including in Paris, will have a curfew starting Saturday through Dec. 1. He also reinstated the state of health emergency for the country, which ended three...

  49. Hawaii’s First N-95 Mask Factory Opens Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 in Kona

    ...manufacturer to provide PPE rather than one based thousands of miles away. Garcia adds, “We are inviting Mayor Harry Kim, members of the Coronavirus Task Force, government officials, and local leaders who helped...

  50. The Latest: World Bank OKs $12B for virus vaccines, tests

    The World Bank says it has approved $12 billion in financing to help developing countries buy and distribute coronavirus vaccines, tests and treatments. The bank says the aim is to support the vaccination of up to 1 billion people and to signal to...

  51. Beverly Hills bans trick-or-treating to stem virus spread

    ...our children, we believe this is the responsible approach to protect the health of the community,” Mayor Lester Friedman said in a statement. California has not enacted a statewide restriction on Halloween...

  52. Russia sets daily infection record: Over 14,230

    Russia, which has the world’s fourth-largest confirmed coronavirus caseload of more than 1.3 million, has been reporting over 10,000 new cases for 11 straight days, The 14,231 new infections on Wednesday is the highest number since the beginning of...

  53. Northern Ireland shuts schools; Liverpool slams revelers

    Northern Ireland on Wednesday introduced the tightest COVID-19 restrictions in the United Kingdom, closing schools, pubs and restaurants to slow the spread of the virus.

  54. The Latest: North Dakota ranks first in new cases per capita

    Health officials in North Dakota said Tuesday that a sixth straight day of record active COVID-19 cases put the state’s number of current infections at 4,600. The update confirmed 517 positive tests in the last day and 12 deaths, increasing the...

  55. Rising Covid-19 cases and an uptick in hospitalizations may be the start of a predicted surge, officials warn

    ...worry this could be the beginning of the coming surge experts have warned about. In Colorado, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said Covid-19 cases are rising at a “concerning rate,” while the city’s seven-day...

  56. Despite Outbreak, Congress Takes Its Chances Without Widespread COVID-19 Testing

    ...Trump and and a wave of top administration officials. It left Washington, D.C., officials, led by Mayor Muriel Bowser, looking for answers. The district has seen a growing number of positive cases, and...

  57. The Latest: 3 million tested for coronavirus in Chinese city

    The city’s health department said Tuesday that no new positive cases had been found among the more than 1.1 million test results returned thus far. The city said it had a total of 12 cases, six with symptoms and six without, since the new outbreak...

  58. Iowa tops 100,000 coronavirus cases as Trump plans rally

    ...confirmed coronavirus cases Monday and remained the fourth-highest state for rate of infection, the mayor of Des Moines expressed concern that President Donald Trump’s rally this week at the city’s airport...

  59. The Latest: Czech Republic imposes new rules amid case surge

    Prime Minister Andrej Babis says all bars, restaurants and clubs will be closed starting on Wednesday, while drinking alcohol is banned at public places. Babis also says all schools will be closed at least until Nov. 2, with the exception of schools...

  60. Salesforce billionaire helps arrange $2M mask donation to Hawaii island

    ...Council Finance Director Deanna Sako said. “It’s to us and we’re very thankful.” Advertisement Mayor Harry Kim has said Benioff is a member of his COVID-19 working group. The philanthropist provided...

  61. Mayor of Tennessee town that hosts Bonnaroo music fest dies of COVID-19, officials say

    Lonnie Norman had recently been elected to his third term as mayor of Manchester, home to about 11,000 people roughly 65 miles south of Nashville, WTVC reported. Manchester is home to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which brings in about 80,000...

  62. Fears for tiers: UK cities chafe at 3-level lockdown plan

    ...as at medium, high or very high risk, and placed under restrictions of varying severity. Liverpool mayor Steve Rotheram said his city was to be placed in the highest category. 'We were told we were going...

  63. Cracks, confusion appear as Hawaii traveler testing deadline looms

    ...asked for a second, post-arrival test, but the governor turned them down earlier this month. Now the mayor of Maui County, which also includes Lanai and Molokai, is seeking the state’s permission to ask for...

  64. The Latest: Iran has new daily high in virus deaths -- 251

    Health Ministry spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari said Sunday that Iran’s total death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 28,544, making Iran the hardest-hit country in its region. It’s previous daily high for deaths of 239 came just four days earlier.

  65. The Latest: New Mexico loses ground in COVID-19 spread fight

    New Mexico is losing ground in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 as newly reported daily infections hit a record of 488 cases. Three additional deaths from the pandemic also were disclosed Friday by state health officials as fatalities from...

  66. Nevada hurries to spend COVID relief funds as deadline nears

    ...primarily for public safety and public health workers who it says have focused on the pandemic. Las Vegas City Manager Scott Adams said that if the city hadn't used the funds to compensate for revenue shortfalls...

  67. The Latest: WHO: Worldwide record 350,000 new daily cases

    The U.N. health agency says the confirmed daily high of 350,766 cases surpasses by nearly 12,000 a record set earlier this week. That tally includes more than 109,000 cases from Europe.

  68. Soldiers, experts to help German cities as virus cases rise

    ...have now reached the critical warning level of 50 new infections per 100,000 residents. Berlin's mayor Michael Mueller told reporters Friday that large gatherings had to be avoided and people need to take...

  69. Detroit to consider virus rules ordered by Gov. Whitmer

    ...coronavirus, even after the state Supreme Court ruled she has no authority to impose restrictions. Mayor Mike Duggan told reporters Friday that Michigan’s Public Health Code of 1978 gives local health officers...

  70. Maui signs on to state testing program; 1 mayor holds out

    ...Baz said Wednesday. A majority of the Big Island’s state legislators sent a letter to Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim, expressing concerns about his stated intent to opt out of the program and leave the 14-day...

  71. Merkel to meet with German mayors as virus numbers rise

    ...first broke out but is grappling with what to do now that it seems to be picking up again. Berlin’s mayor Michael Mueller told reporters Friday that large gatherings had to be avoided and people need to take...

  72. Boston teachers challenge in-person teaching agreement

    Boston public school teachers announced a legal challenge Thursday to the city's decision to continue some in-person classes, which they allege is in violation of an agreement that requires all-remote learning if the city's coronavirus positivity...

  73. England’s big northern cities brace for more lockdown curbs

    The British government is mulling fresh restrictions on everyday life in England, potentially in the big northern cities such as Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle, amid mounting fears that hospitals in coronavirus hot spots may soon be overwhelmed.

  74. Mayor Sheehan says she was potentially exposed to COVID

    Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan said Thursday she is undertaking a voluntary precautionary quarantine after potential exposure to COVID-19 at an event highlighting the importance of federal COVID fiscal relief for states and municipalities at Syracuse...

  75. Members of Orthodox Jewish community protest for a second night in Brooklyn over new Covid-19 restrictions

    ...in place based on rising Covid-19 cases and rising test positivity rate in these areas. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the restrictions were not targeting a specific demographic group and noted that...

  76. Moving homeless into hotels helped limit COVID-19 spread, Washington study finds

    Researchers with the University of Washington conducted a study with the King County Department of Community and Human Services and determined the initiative helped limit the spread of COVID-19, according to a news release from the university.

  77. The Latest: Seoul region remains virus hot spot for S Korea

    South Korea has 69 new confirmed coronavirus cases, most of them in the Seoul region area where health workers are struggling to track transmissions tied to hospitals, churches, schools and an army unit.

  78. Hawaii pushes forward with tourism despite safety concerns

    ...ready. They want additional layers of protection for their individual islands. On Tuesday, Big Island Mayor Harry Kim announced that his county would opt out of the testing program and continue to require all...

  79. The Latest: Wisconsin to open field hospital as cases surge

    Wisconsin’s governor has announced a field hospital at the state fairgrounds will open within the next week as a surge in coronavirus cases threatens to overwhelm hospitals. According to the state Department of Health Services, only 16% of the...

  80. Nebraska's largest city extends mask order to Nov. 24

    ...to try to slow resurging coronavirus numbers that are putting a strain on area hospitals. Omaha’s City Council voted Tuesday to extend its mask requirement to Nov. 24, just before Thanksgiving. It was set...

  81. Boston delays school reopening plan after virus cases surge

    The next phase of the Boston Public Schools reopening plan was delayed Wednesday because the city's coronavirus positivity rate has climbed higher than 4%, Mayor Marty Walsh said Wednesday. "We believe it is prudent at this time to pause the school...

  82. The 9th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York goes Virtual

    ...York, which is offering a virtual line-up of more than 70 films this year,” said Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Anne del Castillo. “The Dominican community comprises the largest...

  83. Wisconsin businesses targeted with fake “COVID Quarantine” notices

    ...of a misinformation campaign related to the communicable disease ordinances being considered by the City Council and County Board this month. Rita Parr, owner of Parr’s Hardware, found one of the warnings...

  84. Furloughs to cause 10% pay cut for New Orleans city workers

    City workers in New Orleans will have their pay cut by 10% as Louisiana's largest city braces for an expected $150 million decline in revenue amid the coronavirus pandemic. It includes temporary furloughs for 4,700 employees, including police,...

  85. Coronavirus closes Kentucky city's public works department

    RICHMOND — One Kentucky community is without a Public Works Department for two weeks after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. The worker tested positive last week and contact tracers have since told the city that all 21 employees in the...

  86. The Latest: White House won't let DC help in contact tracing

    Washington, D.C., officials say the White House has rebuffed their offers to assist with contact tracing after President Donald Trump and several others who attended a Rose Garden event to introduce the new Supreme Court nominee tested positive for...

  87. The Latest: Minnesota eatery staff quarantine after visit

    “Our staff was there to work the party only and at no point did any staff come in close proximity to the president,” the restaurant said in a statement. “Upon learning of the president’s positive COVID-19 test, we immediately enacted a 14-day...

  88. De Blasio proposes businesses, schools in 9 NYC ZIP codes close Wednesday

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that he has asked the state for permission to shut down all nonessential businesses and schools in nine ZIP codes beginning Wednesday, October 7 in order to get a handle on the rising number of...

  89. The race inside Russia’s coronavirus vaccine laboratory

    Russia powered through with developing a coronavirus vaccine to give people hope and not because of political pressure, the nation’s top virologist told CNN in a rare interview. Promising results led to the vaccine being approved even before...

  90. Florida forges ahead in lifting curbs amid virus concerns

    In his drive to return the state to normalcy, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted limits on indoor seating at restaurants, saying they can operate at 100% in cities and counties with no restrictions and that other local governments with some...

  91. The Latest: India's new virus totals still on downward trend

    India has reported the second most infections globally after the United States, but its daily new infections are now on a downward trend, though still the highest in the world. The number of active virus cases in the country has also remained below 1...

  92. The Latest: S. Korea reports virus numbers trending lower

    South Korea has reported 73 new cases of the coronavirus, its fifth straight day of below 100, although officials expressed concern that could rise because of increased travel during a five-day holiday period that ended Sunday.

  93. The Latest: Amazon: Nearly 20,000 workers tested positive

    ...self-isolate at home and have extended upcoming school holidays by a week. On Thursday, Moscow’s mayor also ordered employers to have 30% of their staff work from home. “I hope that this measure will be...

  94. Tuscaloosa enforcing bar crowd limits as football returns

    ...coronavirus pandemic. Police and fire officials will monitor how many people are inside establishments, Mayor Walt Maddox said, and places with too many people inside will get tickets and orders to shut down,...

  95. The Latest: Travel reopens between Australia, New Zealand

    Australian Transport Minister Michael McCormack says passengers will be able to fly to Sydney and Darwin without going into quarantine from Oct. 16 if they have spent at least two weeks in parts of New Zealand that are not considered COVID-19 hot...

  96. The Latest: 2 Philippine tourist spots partially reopen

    Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations, including the Boracay beach, have partially reopened with only a fraction of their usual crowds showing up given continuing coronavirus restrictions.

  97. Wisconsin Covid-19 deaths and hospitalizations hit records as cases soar

    Wisconsin reported its highest Covid-19-related death toll Wednesday as hospitalizations and coronavirus cases soar. It also reported its highest-ever number of Covid-19 hospitalizations Wednesday -- more than double the numbers seen in late August,...

  98. The Latest: Tulsa extends mask mandate, lowers to age 10

    The amended measure lowers the age of those who must wear face coverings from 18 and up to those older than 10. It also extends through Jan. 31 the mandate for masks to be worn in public when social distancing is not possible. Previously it was to...

  99. The Latest: All AZ counties now OKed for partial reopenings

    Arizona's Department of Health Services says the classification of largely rural, southeastern Graham County improved to “moderate transmission stage.” That made it the final county to meet criteria for reopening businesses such as indoor gyms, bars...

  100. France announces new coronavirus restrictions as covid-19 cases rise

    The French government on Thursday announced a set of measures it said it was ready to impose to contain a rapid resurgence of the coronavirus.

  101. In NYC and LA, returning pupils face battery of virus tests

    ...school will have testing. It will be done every single month. It will be rigorous,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in announcing the plan as part of an agreement with the teachers union to avert...

  102. CDC Extends Cruise Ship ‘No-Sail' Order Until Oct. 31

    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez was pushing for the order to expire, pointing to several new safety protocols being put in place in the industry. In extending the no-sail order, the CDC said that from March 1 through Sept. 29, data shows at least...

  103. The Latest: Israel limits protests, worship to curb virus

    The Israeli government has approved a measure to limit protests and worship to within a kilometer (mile) of a person's home, a controversial step to curb the spread of the coronavirus that critics say is aimed at quashing weekly protests ...

  104. COVID-19 cases among health care workers under-reported by CDC, nurses union says

    As of Sept. 16, at least 258,768 health care workers had tested positive for COVID-19, according to the report. At the same time, the CDC reported 153,306 cases, according to the union’s nationwide study.

  105. The Latest: Georgia governor extends emergency COVID rules

    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is again extending his emergency rules regarding COVID-19 as the state surpasses 7,000 deaths from the respiratory illness. Kemp on Wednesday extended the underlying state of emergency that allows him to issue other orders...

  106. Are you heading into a coronavirus hot spot? A new Google Maps feature can warn you

    The new COVID-19 info layer is available on Google Maps for iOS and Android phones, and can be found alongside the other map application layers. Tap on the layers icon toward the top right of the screen, and select “COVID-19 info.” The tool “shows...

  107. The Latest: WHO announces nearly $1 billion to fight COVID

    The World Health Organization announced nearly $1 billion in new pledges on Wednesday for the effort to battle the coronavirus pandemic and make sure that poor countries get treatments and vaccines against COVID-19.

  108. The Latest: Britain renews sweeping powers to curb virus

    New hospitalizations for COVID-19 and virus deaths in Britain are rising again. There were 7,108 new infections reported Wednesday and 71 virus-related deaths, the same number of deaths confirmed the day before. Britain’s official virus death toll...

  109. North Dakota tries ad campaign, not mask rule, to stem virus

    The first video ad features three people in each of those age groups who first express their skepticism about the virus before having a change of heart. By the end of the 30-second spot, each is wearing a mask and declaring that “COVID stops with me...

  110. Diners can now start eating inside San Francisco restaurants

    ...are seeing improvements in our numbers, which means we can continue to move forward with reopening," Mayor London Breed said in a statement. "Reopening indoor restaurants and houses of worship with limited...

  111. New York City's positivity rate tops 3% amid 'alarming increase' in COVID-19 cases

    The number -- 3.25% -- has been driven by rising cases in nine neighborhoods in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, officials said. As of Tuesday, they accounted for over 25.6% of new cases citywide over the past two weeks despite representing only...

  112. The Latest: Thailand to welcome tourists, with restrictions

    Phuket Gov. Narong Woonsiew on Wednesday inspected the international airport at the popular southern resort island, where a new system including coronavirus testing and transport facilities has been installed to welcome the first 150 Chinese from...

  113. The Latest: Quarantined Czechs can vote in drive-in stations

    Czechs are casting ballot from their cars for the first time, a measure forced by the coronavirus pandemic. A total of 156 drive-in temporary ballot stations have been established by the armed forces across the country for those quarantined due to...

  114. The Latest: India caseload shows decline, VP tests positive

    India recorded 80,472 new confirmed coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours, showing a decline from a record high two weeks ago. The Health Ministry raised India’s confirmed total to more than 6.2 million on Wednesday with 2.5 million in September...

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