Taiwan’s aggressive efforts paying off in fight against coronavirus: PBS

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S.'s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) published a video to its website on Wednesday (April 1) explaining how Taiwan's precautions since the early stages of ...

100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand to leave as rules ease

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — About 100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand since it began a lockdown last week were starting to fly to their home countries Friday. The initial proble...

Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to virus

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, with officials warning that containing the diseas...

Premier League stars face backlash over pay during pandemic

The request to Premier League players from British health secretary Matt Hancock was direct: “Take a pay cut.” The swift response from the Professional Footballers’ Association on Th...

States demand ventilators as feds ration limited supply

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks ago, the Pentagon promised to make as many as 2,000 military ventilators available as the federal government strains to contend with the coronavirus pandemic. As of Wednesd...

Trump admin moves toward promoting broader use of face masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is formalizing new guidance to recommend that many, if not almost all, Americans wear face coverings when leaving home, in an effort to slow the spread of th...

In coastal Ecuador city families wait with the mounting dead

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Daniel Larrea died Monday after a week of high fever, struggling to breathe and steadily turning blue. Then a new nightmare began for his family. No one in their city on Ecuador'...

Dr. Fauci's face will soon be on a bobblehead

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The United States' top infectious disease specialist is getting his own bobblehead. The creation from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee f...

What virus? Belarus rejects strict measures against pandemic

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — When Belarus' president last made a public appearance he wore protective gear, but it wasn't for the coronavirus. Alexander Lukashenko, who derides global concerns over COVID-19 ...

Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden carriers

PARIS (AP) — The worldwide race to protect people against being infected by unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified Thursday, pitting governments against each other as they buy protective gear and ...

Billions in virus aid aim to shelter, test the homeless

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Thursday it is distributing about $3 billion in the first round of coronavirus aid to help the homeless find emergency shelter and communities expand te...

Ill-fated cruise ships awaiting approval to dock in Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two ill-fated cruise ships waited just off Fort Lauderdale's shores on Thursday to learn when they'll be allowed to dock at Port Everglades after Carnival Cruise Line reac...

Africa faces an 'existential threat' as virus cases spread

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some African countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, health officials projected Thursday, as the continent least equipped to treat serious infec...

With US border work on track, rural towns fear an outbreak

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Major construction projects moving forward along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico are raising fears that the coronavirus could race through temporary camps and workers co...

Fauci says he feels safe despite threats, is focusing on job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease official, said Thursday he feels safe despite reports he's received online threats and has had uncomfortable personal encounters wi...