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Zimbabwe's foreign minister dies of COVID-19 amid resurgence

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s Foreign Minister Sibusiso Moyo, who gained prominence in 2017 as the military general who announced the coup against then-president Robert Mugabe on television, has ...

Taiwan reports 10th case from hospital Covid cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Jan. 20) announced one new domestic case and one imported case of Wuhan coronavirus. On Wednesday, CEC...

India’s homegrown vaccine developer warns some to avoid shot

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s homegrown coronavirus vaccine developer Bharat Biotech on Tuesday warned people with weak immunity and other medical conditions including allergies, fever or a bleeding disord...

The Latest: India vaccine developer warns some to avoid shot

India’s homegrown vaccine developer Bharat Biotech has warned people with weaker immunity and other medical conditions that include allergies, fever, or a bleeding disorder to consult a doctor before ...

Taiwan reports 4 new cases from hospital Covid cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 18) announced four new domestic cases and two imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus, with all new local c...

Tennessee governor faces criticism for approach to virus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As their state faced one of its toughest months of the pandemic, Tennesseans watched Gov. Bill Lee’s rare primetime address to see whether new public restrictions to curb the s...

Swedish man among Taiwan's 6 imported Covid cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 18) announced six new imported Wuhan coronavirus cases from four countries. On Monday, Health and We...

Mexico says it's OK with getting less Pfizer vaccine for now

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday that his government has agreed with a U.N. proposal to delay shipments of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to countries like Mexico t...

Amid COVID-19 surge, South Africa delays reopening schools

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Faced with a rapid resurgence of COVID-19 overwhelming the country’s hospitals and driven by a more infectious variant of the virus, South Africa has delayed reo...

The Latest: Pakistan approves Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s planning minister says the country’s drug regulatory authority has approved the use of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine and the government is trying to make it available by...

Mexico sees 2nd straight day of 20,000 coronavirus cases

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico posted its second straight day of more than 20,000 coronavirus cases Saturday, suggesting a surge in a country already struggling in many areas with overflowing hospitals. ...

The Latest: UN: Pandemic reduced migrants by 2M by mid-2020

UNITED NATIONS — A new U.N. report estimates that the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the number of international migrants by 2 million by the middle of 2020 because of border closings and a halt to travel ...

China builds hospital in 5 days after surge in virus cases

BEIJING (AP) — China on Saturday finished building a 1,500-room hospital for COVID-19 patients in five days to fight a surge in infections in a city south of Beijing, state media reported. ...

India starts world's largest COVID-19 vaccination drive

NEW DELHI (AP) — India started inoculating health workers Saturday in what is likely the world's largest COVID-19 vaccination campaign, joining the ranks of wealthier nations where the effort is alrea...

The Latest: Germany passes 2 million mark for COVID cases

BERLIN — Germany has passed the mark of 2 million confirmed COVID infections since the start of the pandemic. The country’s disease control agency said Friday that there were 22,368 ...