Tag Archives: Pandemics

Tokyo reports record virus cases days after Olympics begin

[ad_1] TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s capital, Tokyo, reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, days after the Olympics began. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga urged people to avoid non-essential outings, but said there was no need to consider a suspension of the Games. Tokyo reported 2,848 new COVID-19 …

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COVID-19 cases top 70,000 in Maine as daily counts rise

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The number of daily coronavirus infections has quadrupled in Maine over the last four weeks, and the total count since the start of the pandemic has eclipsed 70,000 cases. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that there have now been more …

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Coronavirus cases triple in Maine in last month

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Maine — The number of daily coronavirus infections has quadrupled in Maine in the last four weeks, and the total count since the start of the pandemic has eclipsed 70,000 cases. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says there have been 898 total deaths. The seven-day …

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COVID-19 cases top 70,000 in Maine as daily counts rise

[ad_1] PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The number of daily coronavirus infections has quadrupled in Maine over the last four weeks, and the total count since the start of the pandemic has eclipsed 70,000 cases. The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that there have now been more …

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With virus surge, US to keep travel restrictions for now

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States served notice Monday that it will keep existing COVID-19 restrictions on international travel in place for now due to concerns about the surging infection rate because of the delta variant. It was the latest sign that the White House is having to recalibrate …

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UN says COVID worse this year for poor nations

[ad_1] UNITED NATIONS — The U.N.’s deputy humanitarian chief is warning that the COVID-19 pandemic is hitting conflict-ridden and impoverished countries much worse this year than in 2020, with many facing higher caseloads and rising deaths. Ramesh Rajasingham said in a closed briefing Monday to the U.N. Security Council that …

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California is requiring proof of Covid vaccination for state employees

[ad_1] Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images California will require state employees and some health-care workers to show proof of Covid-19 or face mandatory weekly testing, top state officials said Monday. State employees will be required to submit documentation of their immunization by Aug. 2, according to a …

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Americans are ‘mixing and matching’ Covid vaccines over concerns about variant

[ad_1] Dr. Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at Georgetown University, received a booster shot of Pfizer‘s and BioNTech‘s Covid-19 vaccine in late June, two months after she got Johnson & Johnson‘s single dose. Rasmussen picked J&J in April, when she was living in Seattle, because she was soon moving to Canada. …

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Pandemic leaves Indians mired in massive medical debts

[ad_1] NEW DELHI (AP) — As coronavirus cases ravaged India this spring, Anil Sharma visited his 24-year-old son Saurav at a private hospital in northwest New Delhi every day for more than two months. In May, as India’s new COVID-19 cases broke global records to reach 400,000 a day, Saurav …

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Turkey reports increase in COVID-19 cases

[ad_1] ISTANBUL— Turkey’s daily COVID-19 infections have increased, reaching 14,230 new cases in the past 24 hours. Health ministry statistics show that the 7-day average is now 10,269, a significant increase from the average of the previous week at 6,880. With nearly all restrictions lifted in July, Turks are arriving …

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