Experts warn Spain is losing the 2nd round in virus fight

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Not two months after battling back the coronavirus, Spain’s hospitals are beginning to see patients struggling to breathe returning to their wards. The deplo...

WHO: 'Impressive' how India implemented COVID-19 measures

DW: Are you satisfied with the way Indian authorities are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic? Poonam Khetrapal Singh: India took bold decisions such as screening people at ports of entries, trac...

Fight against coronavirus: Is the Kerala model in India really working?

Mukund P Unny, a lawyer based in Delhi, decided to go back to his hometown in Kerala in May. Air travel in India had just resumed following weeks of being suspended by the coronavirus pandemic. &qu...

Former Taiwan vice president worries about low COVID herd immunity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) on Friday (July 31) listed the major challenges Taiwan would face if a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic takes place domes...

Coronavirus in India: Is public negligence causing surge in cases?

When India began a nationwide lockdown in March, the reality of coronavirus had just begun to sink in. As the lockdown continued people across India looked into a void of uncertainty. In the two mont...

Coronavirus: 57% of people in Mumbai slums had virus

Over half of the people living in slums in the Indian city of Mumbai have contracted the novel coronavirus, according to a city-commissioned study, which raised researchers' hopes of achieving her...

Why is India denying COVID-19 community transmission?

For weeks now, India has reported the fastest growth in COVID-19 infections in the world. Health authorities have registered nearly 1.49 million confirmed cases, including over 33,400 deaths. Last wee...

Coronavirus: Is India trying to achieve 'herd immunity'?

According to a new study, nearly one in five residents of the Indian capital Delhi have been infected by the novel coronavirus. Experts believe the number of cases could be even higher in the densely ...

Virus antibodies fade fast but not necessarily protection

New research suggests that antibodies the immune system makes to fight the new coronavirus may only last a few months in people with mild illness, but that doesn’t mean protection also is gone or that...

Germany eyes local travel bans to prevent 2nd virus wave

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's point person in the coronavirus pandemic said Tuesday that the country is on course to avoid a big second wave of infections but only if people keep practicing social distancin...

AP Explains: Bolsonaro has downplayed virus fears for months

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for months flirted with the new coronavirus as he flouted social distancing at lively demonstrations and encouraged crowds during outings from the p...

AP Explains: Bolsonaro has jousted at virus fears for months

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for months flirted with the new coronavirus as he flouted social distancing at lively demonstrations and encouraged crowds during outings from the p...

What are the potential long-term effects of having COVID-19?

What are the potential long-term effects of having COVID-19? It's hard to say exactly, because the coronavirus is still so new that scientists don't know much about long-term effects...

First Taiwan-developed coronavirus antibody test approved

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A domestically-developed antibody test for the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been approved by the Taiwanese authorities. The first test of its kind in Taiwan, it helps pai...

VIRUS DIARY: Sweden stayed open. I stayed at home.

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Early April. A buzz of my phone. “Free for a walk?” asks a friend. Another notification. “Coffee on Wednesday?” “Come for drinks!” I’m at a loss. I...