By Maria Cheng, Associated Press
Shanghai city authorities said Wednesday they will start rounds of COVID-19 testing over the next few days to determine which neighborhoods can safely be allowed a limited amount of freedom of movement, as residents in Beijing watch carefully on word…
By Huizhong Wu, Associated Press
The World Health Organization says the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Africa have dropped to their lowest levels since the pandemic began, marking the longest decline yet seen in the disease.
By Associated Press
Philadelphia has become the first major U.S. city to reinstate its indoor mask mandate after reporting a sharp increase in coronavirus infections.
By Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press
COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all down substantially in the U.S. with restrictions loosened in most places. But the nation is still losing more than a thousand people a day on average to the virus, and as cases rise…
The “stealth omicron” variant is fueling China's biggest COVID-19 outbreak in two years, with 1,337 local cases tallied across the mainland.
By Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released three studies Friday that found available vaccines are less effective against omicron than they were against earlier versions of the coronavirus but concluded a booster can significantly improve protection.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
The District of Columbia will lift its indoor mask requirement starting next week, as local COVID infection cases continue to trend downward. Starting Monday, Nov. 22, masks will no longer be required in many indoor spaces.
By Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says serious cases remain high and are still overwhelming many hospitals.
By Sylvie Corbet, Oleg Cetinic, Associated Press
They must wear a mask from age 6 as part of rules aimed at slowing down the spread of the virus in the country.
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