The Latest: UN body calls for action on debt amid pandemic

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe...

Fed lawyer: COVID-19 at federal jail worse than reported

NEW YORK (AP) — The true number of COVID-19 infections among inmates at Manhattan’s federal lockup was likely about seven times what the Bureau of Prisons has previously publicly reported, a governmen...

Will temperature checks of employees make workplaces safe?

Will temperature checks of employees make workplaces safe? No, not completely. They can help reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections but shouldn’t be the only safety measure employers...

Turkey eases lockdown as restaurants reopen, flights resume

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Airlines resumed limited domestic flights, restaurants welcomed sit-in customers and beaches and museums reopened as Turkey’s broadest easing of coronavirus restrictions ...

Foreign students likely to arrive in Taiwan as early as July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of the slowdown of the COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan, the Ministry of Education (MOE) has tentatively planned to lift restrictions on foreign students coming to ...

Turkey reopens some mosques amid infection slowdown

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Worshippers in Turkey have held their first communal Friday prayers in 74 days after the government reopened some mosques as part of its plans to relax measures in place to fight...

Taiwan prepares coronavirus quarantine for 4,000 fishermen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is preparing quarantine quarters for 4,054 fishermen expected to return to the country by early July, reports said Friday (May 29). The first group of 52 arrived...

Taiwanese student evacuated from Russia tests positive for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday (May 29) announced one new imported case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the first in a week. During his ...

Democrats charge OSHA isn't protecting front-line workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. coronavirus deaths top 100,000, Democrats are slamming the Trump administration for failing to protect front-line workers, including those at meatpacking plants and health ca...

Regional court orders Panama to protect migrants' health

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A regional human rights court has ordered Panama’s government to immediately provide medical care and more sanitary conditions for some 2,000 migrants detained near the Colombian bo...

Taiwan sees 45 days without local coronavirus case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (May 27) announced zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), marking 45 days without a new local inf...

Trump's convention demand comes amid Charlotte virus surge

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s demand for a full-capacity Republican convention in August is putting pressure on North Carolina health officials — and local Republicans — as coronavir...

More than 200 COVID-19 infections at Guatemala textile plant

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — More than 200 workers at an export-focused textile plant in Guatemala have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and more results are pending in what could be one of the coun...

Taiwan marks 43 days without local coronavirus case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (May 25) announced zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), marking 43 days without a new local infect...

Chicago Latinos see higher rates of COVID-19 infections

CHICAGO (AP) — When Erendira Martinez’s husband started feeling sick at the beginning of April, he brushed off his cough and told her it was nothing. “He was embarrassed," Martinez s...