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Xi'an hospital punished for refusing entry to pregnant woman

BEIJING (AP) — Hospital officials in the northern Chinese city of Xi’an have been punished after a pregnant woman miscarried after being refused entry, reportedly for not having current COVID-19 test ...

In locked down Chinese city, some complain food hard to get

BEIJING (AP) — Residents of the Chinese city of Xi'an are enduring a strict coronavirus lockdown, with business owners suffering yet more closures and some people complaining of difficulties finding ...

Taiwan reports 1st quarantine taxi driver with COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has announced the first case of a quarantine taxi driver contracting COVID. CECC head Chen Shih-c hung (陳時中) on Tuesday (Jan....

Parking lot cleaner at Taiwan's Taoyuan airport tests positive for Omicron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A parking lot cleaner at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has tested positive for COVID. In an unusually late press release issued on Monday evening (Jan. 3), t...

EU countries record COVID-19 records as omicron spreads

European countries have broken new COVID-19 case records several times this week as the highly transmissible omicron variant continues to sweep across the globe. An Imperial College London study pub...

Stefanski, Browns second-guessed, stung by close losses

CLEVELAND (AP) — Despite two agonizing losses in six days, a litany of COVID-19 cases and a banged-up starting quarterback who crumbles when the moment calls for strength, the Cleveland Browns still h...

Ashes: England in big trouble in 3rd test amid virus scare

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — On an extraordinary of cricket both on and off the field, England faced an uphill battle to save the third test against Australia and with it the Ashes. B...

Leeds, Wolves COVID outbreaks lead to more EPL postponements

LONDON (AP) — Leeds and Wolverhampton have secured Premier League approval for further matches to be postponed due to coronavirus outbreaks in squads. Leeds' home game against Aston ...

1st ODI cricket game between US and Ireland off due to virus

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (AP) — USA Cricket says the first one-day cricket international between the Americans and Ireland scheduled for Sunday has been canceled due a positive COVID-19 case among the umpir...

3rd Ashes test: Boland test debut, England makes 4 changes

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia will give fast bowler Scott Boland a test debut in the third Ashes match beginning Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground while England has made four changes to i...

COVID-19 outbreak claims another Premier League match

LONDON (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak at Everton has forced the postponement of the club's match at Burnley, the Premier League said Friday. It's the third match of the Boxing Day lin...

Taiwan to fine Academia Sinica up to NT$150,000 for COVID lab infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (Dec. 24) announced that it will be fining Academia Sinica up to NT$150,000 (US$5,400) after the lack of prop...

2 Boxing Day Premier League games off due to COVID outbreaks

LONDON (AP) — Coronavirus outbreaks at Leeds and Watford have led to two Premier League matches scheduled for Sunday being postponed in the latest disruption to the competition caused by cases rising ...

COVID confusion: Wrong person rushed to Taipei hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first instance of a non-infected person being confused for a COVID case in Taiwan was reported on Wednesday (Dec. 22). The Taipei City Government Department of Heal...

Live updates: Biden calls COVID pill 'significant step'

WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators on Wednesday authorized the first pill against COVID-19, and President Joe Biden said it marks a “significant step forward" on the path out of the pandemic. ...