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The Latest: Nanjing reports 12 new virus cases amid lockdown

The Latest: Nanjing reports 12 new virus cases amid lockdown

BEIJING — The Chinese city of Nanjing has reported 12 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 23 in an outbreak that has locked down at least 30,000 people. The first nine cases were found at the airport in Nanjing on Tuesday.

France starts supply bridge to help Tunisia cope with virus

PARIS (AP) — France has established a “maritime bridge” to provide COVID-19 vaccines and medical oxygen to Tunisia, which is in the midst of one of Africa’s worst coronavirus outbreaks. In the past five days, France has flown 1.
England quarantine rules being relaxed to avoid shortages

England quarantine rules being relaxed to avoid shortages

LONDON (AP) — The British government has sought to ease food supply pressures in England by exempting more than 10,000 workers from quarantine rules that led to staff shortages and empty shelves and fears of panic-buying.
Virus's impact: More relaxing and thinking, less socializing

Virus's impact: More relaxing and thinking, less socializing

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The eruption of COVID-19 last year caused the proportion of people working from home in the U.S.
US diplomat worried about pandemic, food supply in N Korea

US diplomat worried about pandemic, food supply in N Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — America’s No. 2 diplomat on Friday expressed sympathy for North Koreans facing hardships and food shortages linked to the pandemic, and renewed calls for the North to return to talks over its nuclear program.

The WHO and the IOC are playing with lives at state-of-emergency Tokyo Olympics

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GOP's vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions

GOP's vaccine push comes with strong words, few actions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican politicians are under increasing pressure to speak out to persuade COVID-19 vaccine skeptics to roll up their sleeves and take the shots as a new, more contagious variant sends caseloads soaring .
Study: Chinese COVID shot may offer elderly poor protection

Study: Chinese COVID shot may offer elderly poor protection

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company’s shots to their most vulnerable populations.
A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.
Bangkok closes public spaces as virus surges in Thailand

Bangkok closes public spaces as virus surges in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s already locked down capital shut parks and the few remaining public places available to residents Friday, as the country registered a new high of coronavirus infections.