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German-speaking Italian province conducts mass rapid test

BOLZANO, Italy (AP) — Citizens in Italy’s small Germany-speaking province of South Tyrol lined up Friday at schools, gymnasiums and pharmacies for rapid coronavirus tests, the largest testing initiati...

UK's first mass COVID testing program underway in Liverpool

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Hundreds of people were tested for the coronavirus in the English city of Liverpool as Britain's first mass coronavirus testing program got underway Friday, a long-awaited de...

Appeals court stays Wisconsin limits on gatherings

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked Gov. Tony Evers’ restrictions on indoor public gatherings pending appeal, dealing the Democratic governor a setback in his ...

Taiwanese man listed as positive asymptomatic case after entering China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Sept. 30) announced that a Taiwanese citizen has been classified as an asymptomatic case of the Wuhan cor...

Hong Kong begins mass-testing for virus amid public doubts

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong began a voluntary mass-testing program for coronavirus Tuesday as part of a strategy to break the chain of transmission in the city's third outbreak of the disease. ...

Taiwan Cabinet opposes KMT plan to implement general testing for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Cabinet on Saturday (Aug. 22) warned against the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) party's plan for nationwide coronavirus testing, saying it could undermine t...

Taiwan's Changhua conducted undisclosed coronavirus tests for six months: CECC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following news that Changhua County Public Health Bureau is under investigation for conducting undisclosed COVID-19 screenings of asymptomatic individuals, Taiwan's Ce...

Central Taiwan health chief investigated over proactive COVID-19 screenings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Changhua County Public Health Bureau is under investigation for conducting proactive screenings for COVID-19 after an asymptomatic teenager tested positive while in ho...

Report: Nursing home cases up nearly 80% in COVID-19 rebound

WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 cases in U.S. nursing homes jumped nearly 80% earlier this summer, driven by rampant spread across the South and much of the West, according to an industry report released M...

US schools face major virus test as students return to classroom

Reopening schools is easy. Keeping them open will be the hard part. As educators prepare to welcome students back to class for the first time in months, schools' ability to quickly identify and...

NTU professor says Belgian case most likely infected in Taipei in June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan University (NTU) Public Health professor Tony Chen (陳秀熙) said Tuesday (Aug. 4) that the Belgian engineer with a mysterious COVID-19 infection most likely c...

Academia Sinica epidemiologist estimates 300 to 600 asymptomatic carriers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading epidemiologist estimates that there are a shocking number of potentially asymptomatic COVID-19 carriers in Taiwan, after reports that a Japanese student and a Th...

Taiwan leading public health expert urges mass testing of all foreign visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign visitors seeking medical care will be permitted to enter Taiwan under certain circumstances starting Aug. 1, but a leading public health expert expressed worries t...

Nursing homes eye more private rooms in post-pandemic future

U.S. nursing homes have remained mostly locked down since COVID-19 swept through earlier this year, and it may be a while before that changes. Nursing homes house a tiny share of the...

Silent spread of virus keeps scientists grasping for clues

One of the great mysteries of the coronavirus is how quickly it rocketed around the world. It first flared in central China and, within three months, was on every continent but Anta...