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Kazakhstan rejects Chinese warning over pneumonia outbreakKazakhstan’s health officials have dismissed a Chinese claim that the Central Asian country is facing an outbreak of pneumonia more deadly than the new coronavirus
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Medical staff cleans a tent where Covid-19 patients are being treated at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday July 10, 2020. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize this week said South Africa could run out of available hospital beds within the month. "The storm that we have consistently warned South Africans about is now arriving," he told lawmakers. The African continent overall has over 523,000 confirmed virus cases after passing the half-million milestone on Wednesday. But shortages in testing materials mean the true number is unknown.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Oxygen already runs low as COVID-19 surges in South AfricaThe coronavirus storm has arrived in South Africa and COVID-19 wards are overflowing
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 9, 2020, file photo, migrant workers from other states rest on a pavement as they wait for trains to their home states in Hyderabad, India. In just three weeks in June and July, India's confirmed cases shot up from the world’s sixth to the third-worst hit country by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. India's fragile health system was bolstered during stringent monthslong lockdown but could still be overwhelmed by an exponential rise in infections. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A., File)
AP EXPLAINS: Why India cases are rising to multiple peaksIn three weeks, India has shot up from the world’s sixth worst-affected country by the coronavirus pandemic to the third
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Natalia Afonso, 27, an international student from Brazil at Brooklyn College, sits on a stoop outside her home during an interview, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in New York. Afonso, who is studying teaching education and finished her first semester this spring, said she has lived in the U.S. for 7 years and "I don't see myself moving back to Brazil at this point. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Foreign students weigh studying in person vs. losing visasInternational students worried about a new immigration policy that could potentially cost them their visas say they feel stuck between being unnecessarily exposed during the coronavirus pandemic and being able to finish their studies in America
The Associated Press7 hours ago
WHO Revises Position on How Virus SpreadsThe World Health Organization recognized Thursday that research has shown the coronavirus can remain in the air in crowded indoor places—after earlier dismissing the possibility of such transmission as rare. The agency gave gyms and restaurants—even choir practice—as examples of places where floating particles could infect people,...
Newser9 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Dr. Gauden Galea, the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in China, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the WHO's offices in Beijing. A pair of World Health Organization experts will visit China over the weekend to lay the groundwork for a larger mission to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
WHO experts to visit China to plan COVID-19 investigationTwo World Health Organization experts are heading to the Chinese capital to lay the groundwork for a larger mission to investigate the origins of the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Protesters from the communist party-affiliated PAME union take part in a demonstration outside the Greek Parliament against new protest law in Athens, on Thursday, July 9, 2020.  Violence has broken out in Athens during a mass demonstration against plans to curb public protests (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
The Latest: Greece toughens restrictions at one border Greek authorities say incoming travelers arriving at the country’s land border with Bulgaria will have to carry a negative COVID-19 test results issued within the previous 72 hours
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Japan's Defense Minister Taro Kono, wearing a face mask to to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus, waits for U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, the top U.S. official on North Korea, to arrive for a bilateral meeting in Tokyo Friday, July 10, 2020. (Behrouz Mehri/Pool Photo via AP)
Asia Today: Australia's Victoria state has record 288 casesAustralia’s Victoria state has reported a new daily record of 288 coronavirus cases as well as a record number of tests, more than 37,500
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Starbucks Changing Rules for CustomersFace masks soon will no longer be up for debate at Starbucks. The company said Thursday that customers who come inside will be required to cover their faces as of July 15, in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The rule will apply at all company-owned locations,...
Newser14 hours ago
Florida Sets Record for COVID Deaths in 1 DayThe number of COVID-19 hospitalizations had been increasing steadily for weeks in Florida, so health experts were pretty sure what was coming. The state set a record Thursday when 120 people died of the disease, the Hill reports. "There are the denialists who say these people are younger ... and all...
Newser16 hours ago
FILE - In this May 25, 2020, file photo, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, wearing a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, stands among supporters as he leaves his official residence of Alvorada palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Bolsonaro said Tuesday, July 7, he tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus's severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
Bolivian president has COVID-19 as virus hits region's eliteInterim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez says she has tested positive for the new coronavirus but feels strong and will continue working from isolation
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - This May 31, 2020, file photo provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff shows former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested for the May 25 death of George Floyd. As George Floyd told Minneapolis police officers that he couldn't breathe more than 20 times in the moments before he died, Chauvin, the officer who pressed his knee against Floyd's neck, dismissed his pleas, saying “it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk," according to transcripts of body camera video recordings made public Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Hennepin County Sheriff via AP, File)
Medical experts: Floyd's speech didn't mean he could breatheWhen George Floyd said he couldn't breathe, two of the Minneapolis officers at the scene pointed out that he could still speak
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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