Mideastern burial traditions clash with fears of contagion

BAGHDAD (AP) — Mohammed al-Dulfi's 67-year-old father died on March 21 after a brief struggle against the new coronavirus, but it would take nine days for his body to find a final resting place in the...

Latest figures on China's coronavirus outbreak

Update: 2020-04-07 14:00 No. Country/Area Cases Deaths 1 USA 366,112 10,859 2 Spain 136,675 13,341 3 Italy ...

The Latest: New Zealand official demoted for lockdown breach

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

White House: States need to better calibrate supply requests

The White House said Monday that some states are requesting far more medical supplies than they need to fight the coronavirus pandemic, pushing back against criticism that the distribution of vital eq...

Rights group: Justice awaits for Ecuador protest violence

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Human Rights Watch urged Ecuador's government Monday to hold those responsible for violent abuses during last year's protests accountable in order to deter any future violation...

Israeli leader announces lockdown over Passover holiday

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday a complete lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday to control the country's coronavirus outbreak, but offered citizen...

Virus is mostly mild and rarely fatal for US kids, data show

The first national data on COVID-19 in U.S. children suggest that while the illness usually isn’t severe in kids, some do get sick enough to require hospital treatment. The Centers ...

California to loan 500 ventilators to national stockpile

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor announced Monday the state would loan 500 ventilators to the national stockpile for use by New York and other states experiencing a crush of coronavirus...

Kenya bans travel in and out of Nairobi to fight coronavirus

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Kenya increased its restrictions to combat the coronavirus on Monday, announcing travel bans into and out of the capital city, Nairobi, the port of Mombasa and two counties. ...

Argentina delays payment on dollar-denominated debt

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina announced Monday it is postponing payment on dollar-denominated bonds until next year in order to prioritize spending the coronavirus pandemic crisis. ...

Austrian, Czech officials plan to ease some virus measures

BERLIN (AP) — Austria and the Czech Republic said Monday they plan to relax some restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus starting after Easter, getting ahead of their European counterparts as ...

Mass testing, empty ICUs: Germany scores early against virus

BERLIN (AP) — Late last year — long before most people had heard of the new coronavirus now sweeping the globe — scientists in Germany sprang into action to develop a test for the vi...

AP-NORC poll: Americans increasing effort to avoid infection

CHICAGO (AP) — Americans in overwhelming numbers are actively avoiding others as much as possible and taking additional steps to protect themselves from the coronavirus, according to a survey from The...

The Latest: South Korea health minister urges vigilance

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

Shares rebound on signs of progress in battling virus

Asian shares and U.S. futures rebounded on Monday (April 6) as investors grasped at threads of hope that the battle against the coronavirus pandemic may be making some progress in some hard-hit areas....