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What is contact tracing, and how does it work with COVID-19?What is contact tracing, and how does it work with COVID-19
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A man walks past a COVID-19 advert promoting the use of face mask in the township of Soweto outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday, July 13, 2020. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said that top health officials warn of impending shortages of hospital beds and medical oxygen as South Africa reaches a peak of COVID-19 cases, expected between the end of July and September. South Africa's rapid increase in reported cases has made it one of the world's centers for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
Quarantine loopholes bring fresh efforts to fight outbreaksAn Australian state is toughening its punishments for anyone caught violating coronavirus quarantines, including jailing rule breakers for up to six months
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020 file photo,  medical staff member prepares a syringe, at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg. Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make it happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones.  (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, File)
Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy morePoliticians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. New York's governor signed an executive order Wednesday, June 17, recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday for state employees to commemorate the emancipation of slaves in the U.S. Cuomo said he will propose legislation next year making June 19 a permanent state holiday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Blame game? Cuomo takes heat over NY nursing home studyNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing blistering criticism over a report that found no strong link between a controversial state directive that sent thousands of recovering coronavirus patients into nursing homes and some of the nation’s deadliest nursing home outbreaks
The Associated Press6 hours ago
The website of the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, or the PM CARES fund, is seen on a computer screen in Kolkata, India, Thursday, July 9, 2020. From industrialists and foreign companies to celebrities and ordinary citizens, people from all walks of life pitched in for a newly created fund touted to strengthen India’s fight against the deadly virus the next day. More than three months later, the PM CARES fund, is now valued at more than $1 billion but has since run into controversy over an alleged lack of transparency and accountability, along with a general lack of clarity over the control, the donors and the use of money donated to it. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Indian leader's virus fund won't disclose donors, paymentsOrdinary citizens, industrialists, Bollywood stars and foreign companies are donating to a new fund created by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen the country's fight against the coronavirus
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, the Gomez family twin girls, with their mother from Oaxaca, Mexico, middle, pick up "Grab & Go" meals provided by the Los Angeles Unified District at the Robert F. Kennedy Community School station in Los Angeles. Amid spiking coronavirus cases, Los Angeles Unified School District campuses will remain closed when classes resume next month, Superintendent Austin Beutner said Monday, July 13, 2020, defying President Donald Trump's demand that students return to in-person instruction. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
2 biggest California districts say school will start onlineCalifornia’s two largest school districts announced Monday they won’t bring students back to classrooms next month as the nation’s most populous state continues to see a rise in coronavirus hospitalizations and infection rates
The Associated Press11 hours ago
England to Make Masks MandatoryAfter days of conflicting statements from government ministers, the British government plans to announce Tuesday that masks will be mandatory in shops in England as of July 24. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Friday that masks "should be worn" in shops, but cabinet minister Michael Gove said Sunday that face...
Newser11 hours ago
California Reverses Reopening StatewideCalifornia hit the reverse button on reopening statewide on Monday, with Gov. Gavin Newsom ordering the closure of all bars and a stop to dining inside restaurants. The governor also ordered an end to indoor activities at movie theaters, museums, and wineries statewide, NBC Los Angeles reports. In 30 of...
Newser12 hours ago
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci wears a face covering as he listens during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)
White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spikeThe White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert as President Donald Trump continues to play down the threat posed by the virus and pushes to reopen the economy before the election
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wearing a face mask, talks with a paramedic during a visit to the headquarters of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust in London, Monday July 13, 2020. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP)
In reversal, UK says it will make masks mandatory in shopsThe British government has decided to make face coverings mandatory in shops, joining a long list of countries to order the precaution in response to the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press14 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, June 12, 2020, file photo, a group of people look to select wines from a dispensary at the Oakville Wine Merchant in Oakville, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday, July 13, 2020 extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising in the nation's most populated state.  (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churchesCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom has extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and has ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, wearing a face mask, boards an ambulance during a visit to the headquarters of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust in London, Monday July 13, 2020. (Ben Stansall/Pool via AP)
WHO boss slams 'mixed messages' from leaders on coronavirusThe World Health Organization’s chief has slammed some government leaders for sending mixed messages on the coronavirus and warned that their failures to stop spiraling national outbreaks mean there would be no return to normal “for the foreseeable future.”
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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