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Covid-19 serological tests for passengers of buses coming from Romania are prepared at the Tiburtina bus station, in Rome, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The Lazio region, which includes Rome, is beginning voluntary tests on passengers arriving in Italy from Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine, with a blood test on finger with results in 8 minutes followed by swab test if result is positive. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)
Tests: 2.5% of Italians had COVID-19, far more in the northAntibody testing in Italy indicates that nearly 1.5 million people, or about 2.5% of the population, have had the coronavirus
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Singapore Will Issue New Arrivals With Electronic TagsSingapore says some visitors and returning residents can now quarantine at their residence instead of in dedicated facilities—but they will be issued with electronic monitoring devices and face up to 6 months in prison if they remove them or tamper with them. Authorities say the devices, which use GPS...
Newser3 hours ago
Looking for Stellar Health Care? Here's Where to GoHealth care is often at the top of many Americans' minds, but never has it been so critical as now, as we struggle through the coronavirus pandemic. To see which states have the best handle on health care, WalletHub looked at all 50 of them, plus the District of Columbia,...
Newser5 hours ago
In this July 25, 2020 file photo, people gather outdoors at dusk on a viewpoint in Barcelona, Spain. The average age of a virus patient in Spain has fallen from 63 in the spring to 45 now and "the pressure on the health system is low," said Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa. Since the virus takes a heavier toll on the elderly, younger coronavirus patients means more who have milder symptoms. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Spain's new wave of infections hits the young, middle-agedSpaniards thought the worst of the pandemic was behind them but they are being surprised by a new wave of infections
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Birx to Those Where COVID Is Surging: Wear Masks at HomeAs the US nears 155,000 deaths from COVID-19, the virus has entered a "new phase," Dr. Deborah Birx warned Sunday. The White House's coronavirus task force coordinator, who appeared on CNN's State of the Union , said the disease "is different from March and April" and is now "extraordinarily widespread,...
Newser8 hours ago
Cruise Line's Restart Ends QuicklyA cruise line's attempt to resume operations amid the pandemic is at least temporarily on hold because of a COVID-19 outbreak . Norway's Hurtigruten suspended operations Monday after at least 40 staff and crew from one of its ships tested positive, with hundreds more potentially exposed and awaiting test results, reports...
Newser9 hours ago
A view of the Hurtigruten's vessel MS Roald Amundsen, docked in Tromso, Norway, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Over 30 crew members and an unconfirmed number of passengers have so far tested positive for the coronavirus after two international cruises which resumed operation recently, since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. (Terje Pedersen/NTB scanpix via AP)
Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coastA Norwegian cruise ship line has halted all trips and apologized for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew members
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Russia Will Start Mass COVID Vaccinations in OctoberClinical trials are not yet complete, but Russia plans to roll out a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign in October. Teachers and health care workers will be the first to get the coronavirus vaccine currently being developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute, which is reportedly set to begin Phase III trials—the...
Newser12 hours ago
Clark County Commission Vice Chairman Lawrence Weekly swabs his nose while giving a coronavirus test to himself during a tour of setup at a temporary coronavirus testing site Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
The Latest: Louisiana releases safety guidelines for filmingLouisiana has released coronavirus safety guidelines for movie and TV productions as filming is expected to start returning to the virus outbreak hot spot this month
The Associated Press14 hours ago
CORRECTS LAST NAME TO ADAMUS, NOT ADAMS - Paul Adamus, 7, waits at the bus stop for the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Dallas, Ga. Neighboring states arrived at differing conclusions on who’s in charge of the reopening of schools. The differences in philosophy underscore some of the difficulties facing states as they grapple with how to proceed amid growing coronavirus infections in numerous states. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surgeParents in some states are getting their first look at a new school year as the coronavirus continues to cause upheaval in school systems around the country
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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