Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 8 The Mercury News on the Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary not...

Puerto Rico seeks ban on flights from US COVID-19 hot spots

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Wednesday asked federal officials to ban all flights from U.S. cities with a high number of coronavirus cases to help prevent the spread of COVID...

Gas station worker in New Taipei arrested for coronavirus prank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A part-time worker at a gas station in New Taipei has been arrested for pulling a prank on one of his customers by claiming that he had tested positive for Wuhan coronavir...

Taiwan again reports 3 cases of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) again confirmed only three new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday (April 8), the same number reported t...

Taiwan team discovers antibodies that can battle Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese team of scientists has discovered 25 antibodies in patients infected with Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) that could be used to develop rapid test kits and medica...

Ohio, Oklahoma courts rule abortions can continue amid virus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Court decisions in two U.S. states Monday allowed abortions to continue after the procedure was caught in the crosshairs of governors' orders suspending all non-essential electiv...

AP PHOTOS: Greek capital's streets deserted during lockdown

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Deserted squares, padlocked parks, empty avenues where lines of cars once idled bumper-to-bumper in traffic as motorbikes and scooters zoomed through the narrow gaps between. The...

The daily terrors: Improvising in a makeshift ICU in Spain

BADALONA, Spain (AP) — The tension is palpable. There is no non-essential talking. An orchestra of medical monitors marks the tempo with an endless series of soft, distinct beeps. Ne...

Taiwan and US governments hold conference call

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese and U.S. government officials held a telephone meeting to discuss ways to increase Taiwan’s international participation amid the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Spanish hospital personnel must improvise in a makeshift ICU

BADALONA, Spain (AP) — The tension is palpable. There is no non-essential talking. An orchestra of medical monitors marks the tempo with an endless series of soft, distinct beeps. Ne...

Taiwan and Czech Republic ink deal on coronavirus collaboration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has teamed up with Czechia in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has infected nearly one million people worldwide and killed over 47,000 as of Thur...

LGBT community raided in Uganda over social distancing

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A gay rights leader in Uganda says 20 members of the local LGBT community have been detained after police raided their shelter and accused them of violating coronavirus-related ...

Volunteers fill gaps amid UK pandemic lockdown

LONDON (AP) — The Rev. April Keech knocked on the door of an apartment in east London, took three giant steps back and made way for other volunteers to lay a bag of groceries on the threshold. ...

Wuhan's favorite noodles are back as virus-hit city recovers

WUHAN, China (AP) — The reappearance of Wuhan's favorite breakfast noodles is a tasty sign that life is slowly getting back to normal in the Chinese city at the epicenter of the global cornavirus outb...

Ill man seeks return to US amid West Bank virus restrictions

Ismail “Sam” Mousa is very worried. The 48-year-old Uber driver and Subway worker from Delaware has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which means contracting the coronavirus c...