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Denmark suspends Dubai flights amid doubts over virus tests

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has temporarily suspended all flights from the United Arab Emirates for five days after suspicion arose that the coronavirus tests that can be obtained before leavin...

Taoyuan still far from lockdown: Taiwan's health minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said Thursday (Jan. 21) that the northern city of Taoyuan is still far from entering a lockdown despite the recent incre...

Taiwan's Formosa Plastics quarantines 10 after visit by Covid-positive Dane

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Formosa Plastics Group (台塑集團) has placed 10 of its employees in quarantine after it was discovered that a Danish man who visited one of the firm's factories later test...

Asia Today: Sri Lanka reopens to tourists after 10 months

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka reopened to foreign tourists Thursday after a nearly 10-month pandemic closure that cut deeply into the Indian Ocean island nation's lucrative travel industry. ...

Taiwan CECC head accidentally reveals site of Covid cluster is Taoyuan General Hospital

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A week after announcing the first nosocomial Wuhan coronavirus infection of a health worker in many months, the head of Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC)...

Taiwan confirms 7 new COVID cases from 5 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Saturday (Jan. 16) confirmed seven new coronavirus cases imported from Russia, the Philippines, Indonesia, South Africa, and the United States, bringing the coun...

Rep. Pressley: Husband positive for COVID-19 after lockdown

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley said Wednesday that her husband has tested positive for COVID-19 following last week's lockdown at the Capitol. The Massachusetts Democrat sai...

Cyprus: Brawl at overcrowded migrant camp injures 25

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — More than two dozen migrants were injured during a large brawl between nationals from Syria and several African countries at an overcrowded migrant reception camp outside of Cyp...

Second lawmaker in lockdown tests positive for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second Democratic member of the House who was forced to go into lockdown during last week’s siege at the U.S. Capitol has tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Prami...

Northern Taiwan hospital evacuated amid Covid infection

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hospital in northern Taiwan is being evacuated amid reports that a Wuhan coronavirus infection occurred inside. On Monday evening (Jan. 11), local news outlets began ...

India's quick nod to homegrown COVID-19 vaccine seeds doubt

NEW DELHI (AP) — As the director of a large hospital in the Indian state that has seen the country's most coronavirus cases, Dr. S.P. Kalantri had been waiting for the day a vaccine would be approved ...

Algeria leader back to Germany for COVID-19-linked treatment

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune returned Sunday to Germany, where he spent two months for treatment of a COVID-19 infection, this time to treat a related foot problem, ...

Possible virus exposure for lawmakers sheltering during riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers may have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19 while they sheltered at an undisclosed location during the Capitol siege by a violent mob loyal to Pres...

The Latest: Thailand to expand virus testing at factories

BANGKOK — Authorities in Thailand say they plan to expand coronavirus testing to thousands of factories in a province near Bangkok as they reported 365 new cases around the country and one new death. ...

Asia Today: Thailand confirms 745 new coronavirus cases

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has registered 745 new coronavirus cases, with a new death reported in Bangkok, where a semi-lockdown went into effect. The Centre of COVID-19 Situation Admin...