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Cyprus to further ease use of COVID certificates, masks

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is further winding down the compulsory use of COVID-19 vaccination certificates and face masks as the country’s virus numbers continue to improve. Healt...

Taiwan president to isolate until April 14 after meal with COVID-positive relative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will self-isolate at her official residence until April 14, even though she tested negative following a meal with a COVID-positive relative, t...

COVID digest: China deploys thousands of personnel to Shanghai for mass testing drive

China has deployed more than 10,000 healthcare workers, along with 2,000 military medical personnel, to help contend with a COVID-19 outbreak in the country's largest city. Authorities carried out...

UK to end all COVID-19 travel rules ahead of Easter break

LONDON (AP) — Britain's government said Monday all remaining coronavirus measures for travelers, including passenger locator forms and the requirement that unvaccinated people be tested for COVID-19 b...

Germany wipes its list of COVID 'high-risk areas' clean

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is removing all countries currently on its list of “high-risk areas” as part of a rethink of its coronavirus travel rules that will take effect on Thursday. The...

WHO: New COVID cases fall for the 3rd week, deaths also drop

GENEVA (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases around the world fell 21% in the last week, marking the third consecutive week that COVID-19 cases have dropped, the World Health Organization said Tu...

Boris Johnson scraps remaining COVID restrictions in England

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scrapping the last domestic coronavirus restrictions in England, including the requirement for people with COVID-19 to self-isolate, even as he ac...

Queen Elizabeth II tests positive for COVID; mild symptoms

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and is experiencing mild, cold-like symptoms, Buckingham Palace said, adding that she still plans to carry on working. The diagn...

UK: People with COVID in England won't need to self-isolate

LONDON (AP) — People with COVID-19 won't be legally required to self-isolate in England starting in the coming week, the U.K. government has announced, as part of a plan for “living with COVID” that i...

COVID digest: Queen Elizabeth tests positive

Queen Elizabeth has tested positive for the coronavirus, UK officials announced on Sunday. "The queen has today tested positive for COVID," Buckingham Palace said in a statement. "Her ...

Solomon Islands' 1st virus outbreak causes growing concern

BANGKOK (AP) — With the first community outbreak of the coronavirus in the Solomon Islands spreading rapidly through the largely unvaccinated population, the Red Cross warned Thursday that the Pacific...

Jordan to lift COVID restrictions on international visitors

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Thursday said it was easing coronavirus-related restrictions on foreign visitors, taking a key step toward reviving its critical tourism industry. Jord...

Rapid COVID-19 home tests surge in India, experts flag risks

NEW DELHI (AP) — On New Year’s Eve, the Indian government wrote to states encouraging them to promote the use of COVID-19 home tests, especially for people who are experiencing symptoms, in a bid to a...

UK to offer COVID vaccine to all children 5-11

LONDON (AP) — British authorities will offer a coronavirus vaccine to almost six million children from age 5 to 11, officials said Wednesday. The government said young children will...

UK lifts all testing requirements for vaccinated travelers

LONDON (AP) — Vaccinated travelers can enter Britain without taking any coronavirus tests starting Friday, after the government scrapped one of the final restrictions imposed over the past two years i...