Our latest reporting on the global COVID-19 pandemic.
By News Desk and Associated Press
At the 2020 height of the pandemic, President Donald Trump imposed immigration curbs letting authorities immediately expel asylum seekers and migrants for public health reasons. …
By Associated Press
The World Health Organization reports that the number of coronavirus cases reported globally has dropped for a second consecutive week.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
Republicans have blocked a Democratic attempt to begin Senate debate on a $10 billion COVID-19 compromise that is just a day old.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Zeke Miller, Associated Press
President Joe Biden is ordering a new national research push on long COVID, while also directing federal agencies to support patients dealing with the mysterious and debilitating condition.
By Alan Fram, Farnoush Amiri, Associated Press
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York says the deal will give the government "the tools we need" to continue battling the disease.
By William Brangham, Ryan Connelly Holmes, Isaiah Schrader
Shanghai is under lockdown Friday, as COVID cases continue to surge in China’s financial capital. It is the most severe measure by the Chinese government to isolate and tract infections since it shut down the city of Wuhan after the…
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
The use of public health powers has been widely criticized by Democrats and immigration advocates as an excuse for the United States to shirk its obligations to provide haven to people fleeing persecution.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the White House "is not in a position to comment" on Kremlin accusations that Ukraine attacked a Russian fuel depot.
The price tag was a reduction from an earlier $15.6 billion compromise that fell apart weeks ago after House Democrats rejected cuts in pandemic aid to states to help pay for it.
Lawmakers moved to the brink Thursday of shaking hands on a scaled-back bipartisan compromise providing a fresh $10 billion to combat COVID-19, a deal that could set up final congressional approval next week.
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