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Studies extend hopes for antibody drugs against COVID-19

New results extend hopes for drugs that supply antibodies to fight COVID-19, suggesting they can help keep patients out of the hospital and possibly prevent illness in some uninfected people. ...

Two more Taiwan cities to ban visiting the sick in hospitals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following in New Taipei City’s footsteps, two more Taiwan cities on Tuesday (Jan. 26) announced a ban on visiting the sick in hospitals. Prompted by the recent CO...

COVID-19 variant brings new dimension to Europe's pandemic

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — In the first week of December, Portugal’s prime minister gave his pandemic-weary people an early Christmas gift: restrictions on gatherings and travel due to COVID-19 would be ...

Taiwan reports imported COVID case from Mexico

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (Jan. 26) confirmed one new imported case of the Wuhan coronavirus. On Tuesday, Health and Welfare Minist...

13,000 in Taiwan's Taoyuan to be quarantined amid hospital cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the number of cases associated with a hospital cluster in Taoyuan expands and the source of the two latest infections remains a mystery, city officials estimate 13,000 ...

Condition of index case in Taiwan's hospital cluster improves

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The condition of a critically ill patient in a coronavirus cluster associated with Taoyuan General Hospital has improved to fair, according to the Central Epidemic Command...

Lebanese in impoverished north protest virus lockdown

BEIRUT (AP) — Dozens of Lebanese protesters, enraged at a nearly month-long lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus, took to the streets of the country's second largest city on Monday and pelted ...

VIRUS TODAY: US numbers fall but new strains cause concern

Here’s what’s happening Monday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: THREE THINGS TO KNOW TODAY — Coronavirus deaths and cases in the U.S. have dropped markedl...

More cancellations for Carnival amid jumbled vaccine rollout

Carnival Cruise Line is cancelling and delaying more U.S. trips with new cases of COVID-19 averaging about 170,000 per day in the country amid a jumbled rollout of vaccines. Carniva...

US virus numbers drop, but race against new strains heats up

Coronavirus deaths and cases per day in the U.S. dropped markedly over the past couple of weeks but are still running at alarmingly high levels, and the effort to snuff out COVID-19 is becoming an eve...

New Zealand confirms first COVID-19 case in months, sparking Australia travel halt

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand on Monday confirmed its first case of COVID-19 in the community in months in a 56-year-old woman, but said close contacts of the recently returned traveller had so f...

The Latest: Virus rules make for long lines at German border

BERLIN — German police say hundreds of cars and pedestrians are lining up at border crossings along the Czech-German border after Germany declared the Czech Republic a high risk area in the pandemic, ...

New Taipei mayor announces ban on visiting the sick in hospitals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A resurgence of COVID-19 infections prompted New Taipei City Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) to announce on Monday (Jan. 25) a ban on visiting the sick in hospitals across the city...

Taiwan president calls on public to adhere to COVID prevention measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday (Jan. 24) called on the public to follow epidemic prevention measures following the Ministry of Health and Welfare’s (MOHW) ex...

Hospital cluster cases visited PX Mart, Danan Market in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Jan. 25) provided a list of the locations where two new cases from a hospital coronavirus cluster recently v...