China sees tourism surge as virus recedes

China is seeing green shoots in the recovery of its domestic tourism sector as the coronavirus in the country recedes, raising hopes that Europe could soon follow suit.  Locally transmitted cases of Covid-19 fell to a one-month low, according to data released on Sunday by the National Health Commission, with just four infections, all in […]

White House and GOP struggle to unite around virus relief plan

Just before McConnell faced reporters on Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) slammed his own party for even considering new spending. “I just walked out of a meeting that could be sort of a Bernie Bros, progressive caucus,” Paul told reporters. “I’m alarmed that we’re talking about spending another trillion dollars we don’t have.” Already, Congress […]

Russian ambassador rejects virus vaccine hacking claims

LONDON — Russia’s ambassador to Britain has rejected allegations that his country’s intelligence services sought to steal information about a coronavirus vaccine. Andrei Kelin said in a BBC interview broadcast Sunday that there was “no sense” in the allegations made last week by the United States, Britain and Canada. “I don’t believe in this story […]

‘So much worse than I ever thought it would be’: Virus cases skyrocketing among Latinos

The danger is elevated, especially among younger minorities. Latinos aged 35 to 44 have a coronavirus mortality rate nearly eight times higher than white people in that age group — and Black people in the same age range have a mortality rate nine times higher than white people. The inequity persists with Latinos age 25 […]

The ‘Citizen Care Pod’ could be the newest virus testing site — and it’s a shipping container

TORONTO — In the near future, we may be pulling up to retro-fitted shipping containers to get tested for COVID-19 — a company is building “pods” to work as modular testing stations, and is hoping to implement them across the country. “It’s a smart screening and testing pod, outfitted in existing shipping containers,” Zenon Radewych, […]

China moves to block new virus flare-up on Russian border

BEIJING (AP) — China is facing a new coronavirus flare-up along its remote northern border with Russia, far from the epicenter of Wuhan, where it has all but declared victory in the battle against the pandemic. The frontier has been sealed and emergency medical units rushed to the area to prevent travelers from bringing the […]

Death Toll Passes 60,000; N.Y. Has Deadliest Day: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) — The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic exceeded 60,000 worldwide and New York State reported its deadliest day. Spain will extend its state of emergency after cases surpassed those in Italy. U.S. deaths rose to more than 7,000 as health officials recommended wearing cloth masks to prevent the virus’s spread. At least a […]

Cambodia reports one new virus case, tightens border restrictions

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia reported one new case of the coronavirus on Sunday, bringing tally to 103 as the country prepares to tighten entry requirements for foreign nationals to try to curb the spread of the virus. The new case is a 30-year-old woman who worked in a karaoke club in Cambodia’s northwestern Banteay […]