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Australia's second-largest city comes out of 3rd lockdown

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city, will relax its third lockdown on Wednesday after authorities contained the spread of a COVID-19 cluster centered on hotel quaran...

UK opens quarantine hotels, pushes on with vaccine drive

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s newly established quarantine hotels received their first guests on Monday as the government tries to prevent new variants of the coronavirus from derailing its fast-moving vacc...

No crowds, but Australian Open will continue during lockdown

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian Open will be allowed to continue but without crowds for at least five days after the Victoria state government imposed a lockdown starting Saturday in respon...

Lying on arrival could mean 10 years in prison in England

LONDON (AP) — Anyone arriving in England and found to have lied about a recent visit to a country on the travel ban list faces up to 10 years in prison under new tough coronavirus border policies anno...

Foreign students now allowed to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Tuesday (Feb. 9) that all foreign students approved by the Taiwan government are now allowed to enter Taiwan. In a press re...

UK to start hotel quarantine Feb. 15 amid criticism of delay

LONDON (AP) — Everyone arriving in the U.K. from countries identified as coronavirus hotspots will have to spend 10 days in hotel quarantine starting Feb. 15 in a bid to stop new virus variants reachi...

Serena Williams, Osaka drawn in same half at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams has been drawn into the same quarter at the Australian Open as No. 2-ranked Simona Halep and the same half as Naomi Osaka in her latest bid for a record-equ...

Barty gets play back under way in Aussie Open tuneup events

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty got things started as the Australian Open tuneup events resumed Friday following an unscheduled day off because of a COVID-19 case stemming from one of the tourna...

No play, but plenty of tests for players at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Players were isolating and getting tested for COVID-19 instead of playing tuneup tournaments four days before the Australian Open as concern grew over the impact on the yea...

Dangerous Liaison: New Zealand virus quarantine flaw exposed

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The woman who took a flight back to New Zealand was supposed to avoid all physical contact with others for 14 days as she went into mandatory quarantine. The man working...

The Latest: Vietnam's first local outbreak in 2 months grows

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam reported 82 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, hours after confirming the first two infections in nearly two months. Seventy-two of the cases came from an e...

Asia Today: China's big holiday travel season light so far

BEIJING (AP) — Efforts to dissuade Chinese from traveling for Lunar New Year appeared to be working as Beijing’s main train station was largely quiet and estimates of passenger totals were smaller tha...

UK eyes quarantine hotels for travelers to curb variants

LONDON (AP) — Britain appears ready to order some travelers arriving from abroad to isolate in hotels at their own expense in an attempt to stop the import of new virus variants. Va...

UK doctors seek review of 12-week gap between vaccine doses

LONDON (AP) — A major British doctors' group is says the U.K. government should “urgently review” it's decision to give people a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine up to 12 weeks a...

Taiwan’s 1,500 extra quarantine rooms fully booked ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwanese living overseas prepare to return home for the Lunar New Year, 1,500 extra rooms earmarked for their quarantines were fully booked within the past five days, ...