COVID-19/Coronavirus

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

  1. Here's what you need to know about getting a COVID-19 test before flying into the U.S.

    ...and have a negative covid test, and we're going to continue to do that unless the guidance changes," Mayor Ron Nirenberg said. Travelers told us while the new measure is pricey, they felt much safer flying...

  2. The Latest: U.K. 1st country in Europe to pass 100K deaths

    With more than 2 million dead worldwide, people the world over are mourning loved ones. But the U.K.’s toll weighs particularly heavily: It is the smallest nation to pass the grim milestone. The United States, with five times Britain’s population,...

  3. The Latest: France returns to 3 weeks between virus shots

    ...joined other cities in approving extra pay for grocery store workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Council on Monday approved legislation requiring large grocery stores to pay an extra $4 an hour in...

  4. Colombia's defense minister dies from COVID-19 at age 69

    ...Trujillo became defense minister in November 2019, after serving as foreign minister. He was also the mayor of Cali from 1988-1990. Colombia has recorded more than 50,000 deaths from COVID-19. Coronavirus...

  5. Dutch politicians condemn weekend rioting as curfew started

    ...a supermarket at the southern city’s railway station. “My city is crying, and so am I,” Eindhoven Mayor John Jorritsma told media Sunday night. In an emotional impromptu press conference, he called the...

  6. Violence erupts in Israel's ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods over covid restrictions

    ...days, which included neighborhoods in Jerusalem, blamed the police for provoking violence. Bnei Brak Mayor Avraham Rubinstein, who was pelted with stones and eggs when he arrived at the riot, according to...

  7. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tests positive for Covid-19

    The President added that he would continue his duties from the Presidential Palace, which include conducting a planned phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the topic of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine Monday.

  8. Is the Bay Area close to reopening? Here’s the latest from health officials

    ...the data show. But in San Francisco, Sunday brought a pause in the good news that had triggered Mayor London Breed to forecast on Friday that the city soon might be able to “start reopening under California’s...

  9. FDA gives approval for syringes to extract an extra dose from COVID vaccine vials

    As the US set a new daily record for COVID-19 inoculations and states clamored for more vaccine supplies, Pfizer and the FDA said pharmacists and health practitioners can in some cases extract an additional dose from each vial.

  10. WestConn ‘trying to catch any possible COVID’ ahead of students return

    Western Connecticut State University plans to increase the frequency of coronavirus testing for students when they return next week. “They’re all coming in from the community,” Steinmetz said. “We’re trying to catch any possible COVID infections as...

  11. The US can vaccinate up to 85% of US adults and begin a return to normal by fall, Fauci says

    Despite challenges with the distribution and administration of Covid-19 vaccines, the US “can and should” vaccinate 70-85% of US adults by the end of summer, infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said Thursday. If officials do hit that benchmark,...

  12. Florida tries to cut down on 'vaccine tourism' after vaccinating tens of thousands from out-of-state

    DeSantis's comments came after news stories reported that some non-Floridians, including people with second homes in Florida and several wealthy Argentinians, had traveled to Florida to get vaccinated.

  13. ‘Come with me if you want to live’: Schwarzenegger gets COVID vaccine, urges others to follow suit

    ...Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 20, 2021 In a follow-up tweet, Schwarzenegger thanked Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti for checking him in at the stadium’s parking lot. “What a crazy surprise,” he wrote....

  14. Biden's COVID-19 plan: Masks, testing, more vaccine supplies

    A day after being sworn in, President Joe Biden is rolling out a national strategy to fight COVID-19, reopen the nation's schools and restart the U.S. economy. His plan calls for an expansion of coronavirus testing, accelerated vaccine distribution...

  15. China builds massive Covid-19 quarantine camp for 4,000 people as outbreak continues

    ...workers performed “six days’ and nights’ work” to complete the first phase, said Shijiazhuang Deputy Mayor Meng Xianghong on Tuesday. Authorities began construction on January 13 and the first section of...

  16. States report vaccine shortages and cancel appointments

    The push to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus is hitting a roadblock: A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine, and tens of thousands of people who managed to get appointments for a first dose are seeing them...

  17. The coronavirus is changing faster than scientists thought. Can vaccines still stamp it out?

    The discovery of several new variants of the coronavirus that may spread more easily, including a mutation that took hold in the Bay Area in December, makes it even more urgent to fix the nation’s troubled vaccination rollout — before the evolving...

  18. Baltimore to resume indoor, outdoor dining on Friday

    ...Baltimore can resume indoor and outdoor dining at limited capacities starting at the end of the week, the mayor announced Wednesday. Mayor Brandon Scott’s announcement came six weeks after the city shut down on-site...

  19. The Latest: Britain hits another record daily virus deaths

    For the second day running, Britain had another record increase in coronavirus-related deaths. The government says another 1,820 people died in the 28 days after testing positive for the coronavirus. That takes the confirmed total to 93,290, which is...

  20. Officials call for more vaccine doses as the US death toll passes 400,000

    ...exhausted by Thursday if there isn’t an additional allotment. New York is set to run out by the same day, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. “If we don’t get more vaccine quickly, we will have to cancel appointments,”...

  21. An ASL interpreter for Hawaii’s Covid-19 press briefings has died of the virus

    ...stayed informed. “We were honored, so honored to see her on the Hawaii news interpreting for the mayor and for the governor when Covid started,” said Riff. “And she was proud that she was able to, you...

  22. Concern grows in Florida over more contagious COVID strain

    ...of Florida. “If we had a problem, we're going to have more of a problem now.” Also Tuesday, the mayor of Miami-Dade County, Daniella Levine Cava, asked residents to light a candle and ring bells to join...

  23. Honolulu seeks to drop COVID case against US surgeon general

    ...office’s resources are better spent prosecuting other offenses, including serious violations of the Mayor’s emergency orders that pose a real threat to the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Adams was...

  24. The Latest: UK records more than 90K COVID-19 deaths

    Government figures Tuesday show that another 1,610 people were reported to have died in the 28 days after testing positive for COVID-19, taking the total to 91,470. The daily increase is the highest daily figure reported since the pandemic took root...

  25. China builds hospital in 5 days after surge in virus cases

    ...million people in Shijiazhuang underwent virus tests by late Friday, Xinhua said, citing a deputy mayor, Meng Xianghong. It said 247 locally transmitted cases were found. Meanwhile, researchers sent by...

  26. Military nurses, tests coming to help hard-hit Arizona city

    ...it was getting get just 6,900 more doses Tuesday. In Yuma County’s small border city of San Luis, Mayor Gerardo Sanchez, who is also a physician’s assistant, uses his Facebook page to advertise free testing...

  27. How empty stadiums proved useful during the Covid-19 pandemic

    ...vaccine distribution, soon capable of inoculating 12,000 people each day according to officials. Mayor Eric Garcetti referred to it as the “biggest vaccination site in the country,” urging eligible residents...

  28. California now reporting 525 virus deaths every day

    ...manner.” The grim forecast stood in contrast to an upbeat news conference held Friday by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Gov. Gavin Newsom at Dodger Stadium, which is being converted into a vaccination...

  29. S.F. to open three mass vaccination sites, with hopes of giving at least 10,000 doses a day

    ...city, and officials hope to eventually have the capacity to administer at least 10,000 doses a day, Mayor London Breed said Friday. It was not immediately clear Friday when all the sites would actually open,...

  30. The world marks 2 million coronavirus deaths. The real toll is likely much higher

    While the 2 million figure is horrifying, experts say the real death toll is likely much higher. Only confirmed Covid-19 deaths are included in the tally, which means that people who die without a firm diagnosis may not be included.

  31. Miami mayor wants residency restriction for COVID vaccine

    ...city limits under a policy he's calling “Miami First." Mayor Francis Suarez pitched the idea at a city commission meeting Thursday as plans are being made for people to start receiving vaccinations as early...

  32. Tampa mayor wants to fill Super Bowl seats with vaccinated health care workers

    TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tampa Mayor Jane Castor said she is unsure about how many people will travel to town for Super Bowl 55, but she’s made it clear who she would like to see in the seats at Raymond James...

  33. LA County is scrambling to find more space to store bodies of Covid-19 victims

    ...vaccinate about 12,000 people a day when everything is fully up and running, according to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s website. “Vaccines are the surest route to defeating this virus and charting a course...

  34. The Latest: China says COVID-19 hospitalizations above 1,000

    China says it is now treating more than 1,000 people for COVID-19 as numbers of cases continue to surge in the country’s north. The National Health Commission said Friday that 1,001 patients are under care for the disease, 26 of them in serious...

  35. The Latest: France extends curfew nationwide to fight virus

    French Prime Minister Jean Castex also announced strict new controls for those arriving in France from countries outside the European Union. Starting Monday, they must produce a PCR test with negative results and self-isolate for seven days followed...

  36. The Latest: Chicago to open mass virus vaccination sites

    ...coronavirus vaccination sites that expect to deliver roughly 25,000 weekly shots once fully operational. Mayor Lori Lightfoot visited a new site Thursday at a community college. Most sites will be at City Colleges...

  37. The Latest: Turkey starts vaccinations with China's Sinovac

    Thursday’s start of the nationwide inoculation program came a day after Turkish authorities gave the go-ahead for the emergency use of the vaccine produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd. Turkey’s health minister and members of the country’s...

  38. Los Angeles leaders seek to toughen mask enforcement

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Faced with surging COVID-19 cases, the Los Angeles City Council moved Wednesday to ramp up enforcement of requirements that people wear masks in public to reduce the spread of the coronavirus....

  39. Alabama struggling to fix overwhelmed vaccination hotline

    ...said. “What vaccine we have in Alabama we will give," Landers said during a briefing with Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. Landers said more than 87,000 people had been vaccinated as of Monday in Alabama, which...

  40. More restaurants defy COVID dining bans as industry flounders

    ...restaurants have heeded the call to reopen because many are keeping quiet about it. Stan Pulliam, the mayor of Sandy, Oregon, said he attended meetings all over the state where establishments were encouraged...

  41. Kansas City and Jackson County ease dining restrictions

    ...Missouri's largest city. Bars and restaurants in the city can stay open until midnight starting Wednesday, Mayor Quinton Lucas said during a news conference. The previous curfew aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19...

  42. Yankee Stadium is expected to join Mets’ Citi Field as a Covid-19 vaccine mega site

    ...Covid-19 vaccination sites in a bid to boost lagging vaccine distribution efforts. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday a “plan is in motion” to use The House that Ruth Built in the Bronx...

  43. Tahoe region partially reopens, but Bay Area travelers still discouraged from going

    ...“This is a huge relief, predominantly for our restaurant industry,” said Dave Polivy, a Truckee town council member. “This will give people an opportunity to, at the very least, get back to outdoor dining and...

  44. California planning to make big changes to vaccination plan - after feds direct states to do so

    ...open mass vaccination sites at sporting venues and other locations. Supervisor Matt Haney criticized Mayor London Breed for not prioritizing such an effort. Officials in Oakland and San Jose are considering...

  45. Large crowds fill the streets of Tuscaloosa following Alabama victory despite COVID-19 concerns

    ...(@awfulannouncing) January 12, 2021 Last Friday, in anticipation of an Alabama victory, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox asked fans to avoid large gatherings and wear face masks during the big game. Alabama...

  46. Los Angeles County to stop using Curative COVID-19 test

    ...Officials with the city of Los Angeles didn't immediately comment on the county's plan to drop Curative. Mayor Eric Garcetti, who embraced Curative and opened testing to everyone last spring when supply was short...

  47. City of Tijuana will begin ticketing people for not wearing face masks as pandemic persists

    If you stroll through downtown Tijuana, you’ll notice a lot of people do wear face coverings, but it’s also easy to spot those who don’t. “We need to require stronger measures, so people understand, that’s why I think this is a super idea,” said...

  48. Going big: US dispensing shots at stadiums and fairgrounds

    ...two weeks. Appointments for the midnight-to-4-a.m. shift on Tuesday were snapped up quickly in what Mayor Bill de Blasio pointed out is, after all, “the city that never sleeps.” “It gives you hope,” said...

  49. California virus deaths top 30,000 after deadliest weekend

    ...triple the number of daily vaccines available to be dispersed to Angelenos," a city statement said. Mayor Eric Garcetti said vaccines are "the surest route to defeating this virus and charting a course to...

  50. Johnson under fire as UK again faces onslaught of COVID-19

    ...and hundreds of thousands more furloughed workers are in limbo. Even with the new lockdown, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Friday that the situation in the capital was “critical,” with one in every 30 people...

  51. 24-hour NYC vaccine sites open as eligibility is expanding

    ...that opened in Brooklyn and the Bronx will operate by appointment 24 hours a day starting Monday. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who toured the vaccine hub at Bathgate Industrial Park in the Bronx, has vowed to...

  52. The Latest: Mexico sees record 16,105 new virus cases

    The country has now topped 1.5 million total infections and over 133,000 deaths so far in the pandemic. Given Mexico’s extremely low level of testing, official estimates suggest the real death toll is over 180,000.

  53. 11 Million Locked Down in China's Hebei Province to Prevent Spread of New Coronavirus Outbreak

    ...region, which encircles China's capital Beijing and is home to some 76 million people. By Saturday, Mayor Ma Yujun told a news conference that it had taken just three days to complete the first round of mass...

  54. The Latest: Japan regional gov'ts request state of emergency

    The heads of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures in central Japan relayed their request to Yasutoshi Nishimura, the minister in charge of coronavirus measures, in an online conference call on Saturday, Osaka Gov. Hirofumi Yoshimura told reporters.

  55. Hawaii launches phone app to detect coronavirus exposure

    ...surge in COVID cases, AlohaSafe Alert was critical in helping us to control the spread,” Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino said. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such...

  56. Every 8 minutes, someone in Los Angeles County dies from Covid-19

    ...hospital, they might languish outside for hours if there’s no more room. On Thursday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called for help from other regions to help overwhelmed hospitals. “Just as we sent...

  57. The US reports highest single-day death toll as CDC offers grim forecast for the end of the month

    The US reported 3,865 coronavirus deaths Wednesday, bringing the overall toll to 361,123 people in the US, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In addition, the number of people who have been infected reached more than 21.2 million,...

  58. The Latest: Mexico hits new daily high for coronavirus cases

    Mexico has reported a new high for a daily increase in coronavirus cases, with 13,345 newly confirmed infections reported Wednesday for the previous 24 hours. Officials also reported a near-record of 1,165 deaths related to COVID-19.

  59. The Latest: Quebec imposing 8 p.m. curfew beginning Saturday

    Quebec premier is imposing a provincewide 8 p.m. curfew beginning Saturday as a way to curb surging coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. the province will become the first in Canada to impose such a drastic measure for addressing the...

  60. Colombia brings back lockdowns as coronavirus cases rise

    Over the past week, the South American country has been reporting more than 11,000 infections per day, while in some cities ICU wards for coronavirus patients have reached 90% occupancy rates.

  61. Maryland threatens to withhold future vaccine allotments from hospitals slow to inoculate, Hogan says

    Faced with a sluggish coronavirus vaccination pace, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday he will deploy the state's National Guard to hasten local health departments' inoculation of medical workers, while threatening to take away unused...

  62. Germany extends lockdown until Jan 31 and toughens curbs

    “We must reach a point where we can once again follow the chains of infection,” Merkel said after a lengthy videoconference with Germany's 16 state governors. “Otherwise, we will just go keep going back into a lockdown after a short relaxation.”

  63. Arizona's governor urged residents to stay home. His adult son posted maskless videos at a crowded, indoor dance party.

    Arizona reported 17,234 new cases on Sunday, the highest number of daily reported cases in the state since the pandemic began, according to data tracked by The Post. At least 561,542 residents have contracted the virus and 9,064 have died of covid-19...

  64. California Announces First Case of Coronavirus Variant

    ...detection means it is already circulating there. Hours after the new variant was detected, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria signed an executive order directing stricter enforcement of state and local public health...

  65. Mayor says NYC will set up 250 vaccination sites this month

    ...the hours that vaccines will be provided in a push to administer 1 million vaccine doses by Jan. 31, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. Just over 100,000 people have been vaccinated in the city since inoculations...

  66. Fauci: Vaccinations are increasing in a ‘glimmer of hope’

    The U.S. ramped up COVID-19 vaccinations in the past few days after a slower-than-expected start, bringing the number of shots dispensed to about 4 million, government health officials said Sunday.

  67. Defying CPS, Chicago Teachers Union members won’t return to schools Monday, say they will teach remotely ‘until buildings are safe’

    ...for them and for students. Additionally, more than 30 aldermen signed on to a letter sent Sunday to Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, saying they were “deeply concerned”...

  68. California passes 25,000 deaths, finds 3 more variant cases

    ...in Los Angeles will be patrolling streets and looking to shut down large New Year's Eve gatherings, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria issued an executive order directing stricter enforcement...

  69. Hawaii's virus notification app set to launch statewide

    ...we can start protecting our island against the coronavirus and keep all of us safe,” Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth said. He acknowledged that not everyone will use the app but called it an extra tool that...

  70. The Latest: NYC mayor aims for 1M vaccinated in January

    NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio has set an ambitious goal of vaccinating 1 million residents with the coronavirus vaccine in January. The mayor noted Thursday that meeting the target would...

  71. The Latest: Colorado to ease some coronavirus restrictions

    Colorado plans to ease public health restrictions for restaurants and gyms in the much of the state starting next week. Gov. Jared Polis announced the change on social media late Wednesday, citing sustained improvement in the state’s COVID-19 data,...

  72. The Latest: China OKs 1st homegrown vaccine for coronavirus

    The two-dose vaccine from state-owned Sinopharm is the first approved in China. The go-ahead comes shortly after the country launched a program to vaccinate 50 million people before the Lunar New Year holiday in February.

  73. The Latest: Turkey set to begin four-day holiday lockdown

    Tourists, who have been exempt from lockdowns, will not be allowed to go to symbolic squares and avenues. Turkey has among the worst infection rates in the world, but official statistics show the seven-day average of daily infections has dropped to...

  74. US sets daily Covid-19 death record for the second day in a row

    ...“Please stay at home and ring in the New Year safely with the members of your immediate household,” Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a statement. In Nevada, a similar message: Gov. Steve Sisolak urged residents...

  75. High LA virus deaths, more contagious variant hit California

    ...to reduce COVID-19 spread by keeping people from mingling outside of their households. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said hospitalizations and deaths linked to Christmas gatherings may show up in two or...

  76. 2020 Finally Ending, But New Year's Revelries Muted by Virus

    ...many, many years we made the big decision, difficult decision to cancel the fireworks,” Melbourne Mayor Sally Capp said. “We did that because we know that it attracts up to 450,000 people into the city...

  77. The Latest: Louisiana sees new coronavirus infections record

    ...year, we’ve had to significantly adjust what New Year’s celebrations will look like in New Orleans,” Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a news release. “That means no large parties, no riverfront fireworks, and...

  78. Anchorage to allow indoor service again at restaurants, bars

    ...month because of a spike in virus cases in November, and they can now reopen with limitations, Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson said Tuesday. Her new order also contains modified regulations for the hospitality...

  79. Coronavirus updates: Stimulus money on the way; Colorado confirms first new virus strain in US; UK approves Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

    ...Harris. ► Alaska's largest city will ease some COVID-19 restrictions starting Friday. Anchorage Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson on Tuesday announced that bars and restaurants can reopen for indoor service...

  80. Lockdowns likely to be extended as California hospitals fill

    ...2020, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph M. Terrazas, left, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti talk while personnel of the LAFD receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at LAFD Station...

  81. Holiday surge feared in D.C. area

    ...Frosh said. "It's a plague," he added. "We need to help Marylanders keep things together." Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, a Democrat, said Monday that the city has seen the number of new coronavirus cases...

  82. The Latest: Japan sharply tightens ban on foreign visitors

    Japan’s government will temporarily ban entry of all nonresident foreign nationals as a precaution against a new and potentially more contagious coronavirus variant that has spread across Britain. The entry ban will start Monday and last through Jan...

  83. North Louisiana mayor quarantined with COVID-19

    Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis developed symptoms late Tuesday night and tested positive on Wednesday for the coronavirus, city spokeswoman Michelli Martin told news outlets. She said the mayor's close contacts have been notified, including people...

  84. LA County is probing whether a new, more contagious COVID-19 strain is spreading locally

    ...kinds of surges is obviously looking to see, ‘Do we have that particular variant?’ ” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said a new variant of the coronavirus could be a factor in the recent explosion in coronavirus...

  85. California Is First State To Hit 2 Million Cases, And Hospitals Are Out Of ICU Beds

    ...urged Californians to stay home and not gather for Christmas and New Year's celebrations. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said public health officials have drawn "a straight line" between the surge happening...

  86. Kauai in Hawaii seeks OK for resort bubble virus system

    ...toward our effort to allow more incoming travelers to Kaua‘i while keeping our residents safe,” Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami said Wednesday. The voluntary program would be specific to those staying in resort...

  87. Arizona reports 6th day of over 100 virus deaths in 9 days

    ...crowding of area hospitals, The Daily Courier reported. “This is the right decision at this time,” Mayor Gregg Mengarelli said in a statement. “Large public events and gatherings require additional police...

  88. UK, international travelers visiting NYC must quarantine or face fines, Mayor de Blasio says

    ... those traveling from the UK will be personally served a Department of Health Commissioner’s Order to quarantine by the Sheriff’s Office. There will also be a follow-up door knock by the sheriff’s Travel Unit to make sure people are complying,...

  89. New COVID-19 strain likely in the United States already, officials urging Americans to get vaccinated

    ...vaccinated. Models have also projected that Houston could once again become the nation’s hot spot. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner reported the positivity rate for the city is now at 11.2%, up from 10.5% last week....

  90. Honolulu won't count prisoners' infections in reopening data

    ...on Monday reported 104 new cases on Oahu. Of these, 55 were connected to Halawa prison. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said the outbreak at the prison is inflating the island’s numbers and that residents...

  91. Californians warned of possible post-holidays virus disaster

    ...They are in the contingency stage, which means shifting around staff and equipment. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said experts have drawn “a straight line” between the current spikes in cases and Thanksgiving...

  92. California could see 100,000 hospitalizations within a month

    ...Monday. They are in the contingency stage, which means shifting around staff and equipment. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said experts have drawn “a straight line” between the current spikes in cases and Thanksgiving...

  93. The Latest: Europe takes steps to contain new virus strain

    The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control says “timely efforts” to prevent and control the spread of cases of COVID-19 involving the new coronavirus variant observed in Britain are needed, but infections have already been reported in at...

  94. Asia Today: Seoul area curbing public gatherings

    ...cases each day in the past week, more than 70% of them in the Seoul metropolitan area. Acting Seoul mayor Seo Jung-hyup said Monday the ban will apply to any type of meetings including year-end parties, office...

  95. The Latest: Russia reports record 29,350 new virus cases

    Russia has reported 29,350 new coronavirus cases, the country's biggest daily surge. Russia’s total of over 2.8 million confirmed cases remains the fourth largest in the world. The state coronavirus task force has also reported over 51,000 deaths.

  96. Canada the latest country to halt travel from UK over new Covid-19 variant concerns

    Canada announced it will ban most passenger travel from the UK beginning midnight Sunday for at least 72 hours. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed the news in a tweet Sunday night saying it was being done to 'protect' Canadians across...

  97. California, hard-pressed cities lose in COVID stimulus deal as aid is left out

    ...pandemic, are even more vulnerable than the state. San Francisco faces a new deficit of $653.2 million over the next two fiscal years, leading Mayor London Breed to direct departments last week to slash costs.

  98. Flights from UK canceled as health minister says new coronavirus variant is 'out of control'

    France will suspend travel both to and from the United Kingdom for 48 hours... Italy will also suspend flights to and from the United Kingdom... The Republic of Ireland is banning flights from Britain on Monday and Tuesday. ...Belgium will block...

  99. Mostly virus-free Kauai hit by pandemic after travel resumes

    ...ventilators, the island’s health care system could quickly become overwhelmed by a large outbreak, said Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami. Seeking to prevent such a scenario, Kawakami proposed a mandatory second test for...

  100. The Latest: Washington, D.C., bans indoor dining for 3 weeks

    ...capital is temporarily suspending all indoor dining in restaurants over the holidays. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser issued an executive order Friday night banning indoor dining for three weeks, starting...

  101. California: More than 1,000 virus deaths in last 5 days

    ...two areas that are clean but we’re all thinking eventually it’s all going to be COVID.” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti revealed his 9-year-old daughter has the virus and is recovering with mild symptoms...

  102. Maryland, Virginia donate vaccine doses to Washington, DC

    By ASHRAF KHALIL Associated Press Dec 18, 2020 District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during a news conference about the COVID-19 vaccine with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar...

  103. Mexico City, suburbs return to partial coronavirus lockdown

    ...activities will be cancelled. Authorities gave differing figures on how full hospitals are. Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said 75% of hospital beds were full, but federal authorities put the number at 80%....

  104. San Francisco puts in place mandatory 10-day quarantine for those coming from outside Bay Area

    ...community. Now is not the time to travel and risk being exposed or exposing others," San Francisco Mayor London Breed said. "We need to do the right thing to protect ourselves, our neighbors and our loved...

  105. Ski Resorts Work to Stay Open as COVID Cases Snowball

    ...County. “We are not telling anybody not to come, at least not yet,” said Todd Brown, Telluride’s mayor pro tem. But local officials are broadcasting a strong message to everyone in the area — “Chill out....

  106. FDA prepares to OK a second vaccine as Covid-19 deaths top 40,000 this month

    In expectation that the FDA will soon give the green light, vaccine advisers to the CDC scheduled meetings for Saturday and Sunday to discuss the Moderna vaccine. The group must vote to recommend the vaccine and the CDC must accept that...

  107. Lockdown looms over Christmas in Bethlehem

    The mayor of Bethlehem on Thursday said Christmas celebrations in the birthplace of Jesus will be limited to just a handful of people this year as Palestinian officials announced a strict new lockdown across the West Bank due to a soaring coronavirus...

  108. Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout draws wary, mixed response

    ...Vladivostok. She got her shots in October because of her daily work with coronavirus patients. Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said around 15,000 people received the shots since vaccinations started Dec. 5. But...

  109. US officials report 3,500 new Covid-19 deaths, a daily record for the coronavirus pandemic

    There was a trio of all-time highs in the data. A record number of new deaths — more than 3,500 — was reported Wednesday and there were more than 240,000 newly reported coronavirus cases. And the number of people in hospitals was at a high for the...

  110. New Orleans bars can continue indoor service amid pandemic

    New Orleans bars won't have to send patrons onto the street because city residents have heeded warnings that the city might have to tighten coronavirus pandemic restrictions, city officials said Wednesday.

  111. The Latest: Italy considers tighter limits during holidays

    The Italian government is weighing even tighter restrictions over the Christmas holiday to avoid a new resurgence. Italy’s overall contagion rate is slowing, with 8.8% of tests resulting in a positive diagnosis on Wednesday, resulting in 17,525 new...

  112. Sioux Falls extends mask mandate; 39 new deaths confirmed

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Sioux Falls City Council on Tuesday extended the city's mask mandate to the middle of March, following an hour of testimony from citizens who were mostly opposed to the move....

  113. Coronavirus updates: Texas joins California as only states with 1.5M cases; FDA approves first at-home COVID test; 303K US deaths

    California has ordered an additional 5,000 body bags and stationed mobile morgues to hospitals in the hardest-hit counties Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday. The U.S. has 16.7 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 303,500 deaths. Globally: More...

  114. A pandemic atlas: A virus widens Israel's religious rifts

    ...the country’s coronavirus cases, despite making up just 12% of the population. Avraham Rubenstein, mayor of the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak, calls the uproar unfair. Rubenstein has been widely praised...

  115. The Latest: S. Korea reports new daily high, mulls new steps

    The 1,078 cases confirmed by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Wednesday brought the national caseload to 45,442. The death toll was 612 after 25 COVID-19 patients died in the past 48 hours, the two deadliest days since the outbreak...

  116. The Latest: West Virginia coronavirus deaths pass 1,000

    At least 1,012 people in West Virginia have died from the virus since the pandemic began. The number of deaths has more than doubled since early November, along with virus-related hospitalizations.

  117. Hopeful sign: Midwestern states see drop in new virus cases

    States including Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska have seen decreases in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 over the past couple of weeks. All, however, are still experiencing an alarming number of deaths and hospitalizations...

  118. Springfield extends mask ordinance to April

    ...of the darkest days when it comes to virus exposure, positive cases, hospitalizations and deaths,” Mayor Ken McClure said at a news conference Tuesday, a day after the City Council voted to extend the ordinance...

  119. Santa and Mrs. Claus mingled with dozens of kids in a Georgia town. Then the pair tested positive for Covid

    ...joy to children during the holidays is one of the most important parts of their lives.” The Long City Commissioners have decided not to cancel any other holiday-themed events for the remainder of the season....

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