Islamophobia after large cluster affects India's virus fight

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government is blaming an Islamic missionary meeting for a surge in coronavirus cases, triggering a wave of violence, business boycotts and hate speech toward Muslims that expe...

'Unprecedented:' Seeking an army to trace virus in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s plan for taming the coronavirus hinges on taking a time-tested practice to an extraordinary level: hiring an “army” of people to try to trace everyone who might be infected....

Georgia reopening faces testing and contact tracing hurdles

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan to begin cracking open the Georgia economy faces two major hurdles — the state is struggling to increase testing for new coronavirus infections and boost tracking...

North Korean defectors, experts question zero virus claim

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As a doctor in North Korea during the SARS outbreak and flu pandemic, Choi Jung Hun didn't have much more than a thermometer to decide who should be quarantined. ...

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Even as many leaders hope to reopen stores, factories, airplanes and schools quickly and safely to ease economic pain caused by the coronavirus pandemic, health authorities warned that returning to no...

Coronavirus could erode global fight against other diseases

NEW DELHI (AP) — Lavina D’Souza hasn’t been able to collect her government-supplied anti-HIV medication since the abrupt lockdown of India's 1.3 billion people last month during the coronavirus outbre...

Studies name Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine as latest help against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Countries where vaccinations with the century-old Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) are common, including Taiwan, have been better able to resist the spread of the Wuh...

Could old vaccines for other germs protect against COVID-19?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are dusting off some decades-old vaccines against other germs to see if they could provide a little stopgap protection against COVID-19 until a more precise shot arrives. ...

South Africa's TB, HIV history prepares it for virus testing

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa, one of the world's most unequal countries with a large population vulnerable to the new coronavirus, may have an advantage in the outbreak, honed d...

Africa faces an 'existential threat' as virus cases spread

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some African countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, health officials projected Thursday, as the continent least equipped to treat serious infec...

South Korea shoe cobbler donates for needy amid coronavirus

PAJU, South Korea (AP) — Kim Byung-rok survived tuberculosis when he was 23, but was left with one good lung. In his work polishing and mending shoes, he inhaled too much dirt. So w...

Coronavirus hits rich and poor unequally in Latin America

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — From Mexico City to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and Santiago, Chile, the coronavirus is taking root in the world’s most unequal region, where many of Latin America's first case...

Trump administration urged to free migrants as virus surges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure was mounting on the Trump administration Wednesday to release people from immigration detention facilities where at least one detainee has tested positive for COVID-19 and a...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, March 24, the 84th day of 2020. There are 282 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 24,...

India's stringent virus testing criteria may mask toll

NEW DELHI (AP) — A British citizen appeared at a public hospital in India's capital with a fever, difficulty breathing and a private clinic's referral for a coronavirus test. She was turned away. ...