Perry's studio moves toward reopening while industry waits

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. But while Perry is looking to rest...

Philippine police raid illicit hospital for virus patients

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police raided a clandestine hospital and drugstore that was secretly treating Chinese nationals suspected of being infected with the coronavirus, police officials...

The Latest: Philippine police raid illegal hospital

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause m...

FDA probes accuracy issue with Abbott's rapid virus test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are alerting doctors to a potential accuracy problem with a rapid test for COVID-19 used at thousands of hospitals, clinics and testing sites across the U.S....

African nations seek their own solutions in virus crisis

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A loud hiss and grunt come from a green bag pressing air through a tube, as Senegalese researchers work to develop a prototype ventilator that could cost a mere $160 each instead...

Taiwan develops 10-minute coronavirus test kit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A local Taiwanese biomedical company has developed a test kit for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) that can provide results in a mere 10 minutes. At a press conference ...

Peloton, PayPal rise; Elanco, Danaher fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Thursday: Peloton Interactive Inc., up $6.09 to $44.12. The exercise bike and treadmill compan...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump won't admit failures in virus testing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was displeased when the Republican and Democratic leaders of Congress joined in a statement declining to use coronavirus testing machines from the White House ...

Taiwan-developed rapid screening reagent put into trial production

A research team at Academia Sinica has developed a key reagent for a pioneering rapid screening test for the COVID-19 coronavirus disease and the technology has been transferred to seven companies, on...

'We've been ignored': Nursing homes plead for more testing

NEW YORK (AP) — After two months and more than 10,000 deaths that have made the nation’s nursing homes some of the most terrifying places to be during the coronavirus crisis, most of them still don’t ...

Venezuela's go-to test for fighting virus raising questions

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials have taken to state TV in recent weeks to crow that the socialist government is conducting more coronavirus tests than any other country in Latin America...

Puerto Rico cancels contracts amid federal coronavirus probe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor announced Thursday that she has ordered the cancellation of all contracts awarded to people and companies whose names have been publicized as part o...

Taiwan invents 1-hour coronavirus test kit with 90% accuracy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A task force formed by Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has developed a test kit that can detect the virus that causes Wuhan coronavirus (COVID...

Missteps mar Puerto Rico's response to the coronavirus

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico officials say data that show COVID-19 cases on the island are much lower than in some U.S. states constitute proof they are containing the new coronavirus, but...

'Taiwan Can Help' ad posted in New York Times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A full-page advertisement appeared in The New York Times on Tuesday (April 14) as part of a crowdfunding campaign to raise global awareness of Taiwan's willingness and...