Asia Today: Rules return in Hong Kong, India, ease in China

HONG KONG (AP) — Renewed restrictions took effect in Hong Kong on Wednesday, with restaurants limited to takeout after 6 p.m., as the Asian financial center battles a resurgence of the coronavir...

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Third cabinet official in Duterte administration tests positive for COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mark Villar, secretary of the Philippine’s Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), became the third Cabinet official in Duterte's administration to have ...

Rules once lifted are reimposed to try to curb new outbreaks

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Virus restrictions once lifted are being reimposed, shutting businesses and curbing people's social lives as communities try to curb a disease resurgence before it spins out...

Taiwan marks 98 days without new local coronavirus case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (July 15) announced zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), marking 98 days without a new local in...

The Latest: India reimposes lockdown as cases near 1 million

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus caseload is approaching 1 million with a surge of 29,429 in the past 24 hours, prompting authorities to reimpose lockdowns in high-risk areas in nearly a dozen states. ...

Profile of a killer: Unraveling the deadly new coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — What is this enemy? Seven months after the first patients were hospitalized in China battling an infection doctors had never seen before, the world has reached an uns...

Profile of a killer: Unraveling the deadly new coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — What is this enemy? Seven months after the first patients were hospitalized in China battling an infection doctors had never seen before, the world’s scientists and c...

Asia Today: Renewed restrictions take effect in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Renewed restrictions took effect in Hong Kong on Wednesday, with restaurants limited to takeout after 6 p.m., as the Asian financial center battles a resurgence of the coronavirus. ...

Taiwanese biochemist says COVID-19 could co-exist with humans for long time

Former Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-huey (翁啟惠), an acclaimed biochemist, believes the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will co-exist with humans for a long period of tim...

Whether inmate mentally fit for execution could cause delay

CHICAGO (AP) — The man next on the list to be executed by the federal government after a nearly 20-year hiatus ended this week may have a better chance of avoiding lethal injection, legal experts say,...

North Macedonia holds first election since changing its name

Vote or stay home? The alarming rate of new coronavirus infections in North Macedonia is confronting many voters with a dilemma in the run-up to the general election on Wednesday. This may well prove ...

First COVID-19 vaccine tested in US poised for final testing

The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people’s immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday -- as the shots are poised to begin key final testing. ...

Best Buy to require customers to wear masks amid virus spike

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy, the nation's largest consumer electronics chain, will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its stores nationwide, even in states or localities that don't requir...

Iowa auditor questions legality of Test Iowa reporting chain

Iowa's auditor said Tuesday that a coronavirus testing program brought to the state under a $28 million no-bid contract by Gov. Kim Reynolds on recommendation from actor Ashton Kutcher is violating st...