Epidemics

A sign of temporarily closure is displayed in front of Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, and one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
June 19, 2020 - 11:04 pm
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported its largest 24-hour increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in about three weeks amid an upward trend in new infections. Officials said Saturday that the 67 additional cases raise the country’s total to 12,373, with 280 deaths. The 67 cases is the...
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A man, wearing a protective face mask as a measure to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, walks past a mural depicting a tug-of-war between health workers and Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro aided by a cartoon-styled coronavirus character, with a message that reads in Portuguese: "Which side are you on?," in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
June 19, 2020 - 7:40 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s government confirmed on Friday that the country has risen above 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases, second only to the United States. The country’s health ministry said that the total now stood at 1,032,913, up more than 50,000 from Thursday. The ministry said the sharp...
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FILE - In this June 17, 2020 file photo, a TSA worker, right, checks a passenger before entering a security screening at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Fla. A high-ranking Transportation Security Administration official says the agency is falling short when it comes to protecting airport screeners and the public from the new coronavirus, according to published reports. A federal office that handles whistleblower complaints has ordered an investigation. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
June 19, 2020 - 5:55 pm
A Transportation Security Administration official charges that the agency helped spread COVID-19 by failing to provide enough protective gear for airport screeners who are in close contact with travelers every day. The top TSA official in Kansas, Jay Brainard, says the agency didn’t train staff for...
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A watch repairer, wearing a face mask to protect himself from coronavirus, waits for customers on the street in Lagos Nigeria, Monday May 4, 2020. Though Nigeria begun a phased easing of its strict lockdown measures on Monday, its confirmed cases of coronavirus continue to increase. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
June 19, 2020 - 8:53 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A global emergency delivery service that has kept tons of humanitarian aid flowing despite coronavirus travel restrictions could shut down next month if funding can’t be found to keep it running, the World Food Program warned Friday. The shortfall comes “just as demand for this...
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In this photograph taken Thursday May 21, 2020, Dr. Hugo Tempelman tests a member of the Ndlovu Youth Choir for Covid-19 at a clinic in the Moutse Valley, 160 kms (100 miles) north east of Johannesburg, South Africa. Finalists of the 2019 edition of the U.S. television show America's Got Talent, the coronavirus crisis put the choir's dreams on hold, as their tour got cancelled, and they returned to rural South Africa. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
June 19, 2020 - 7:19 am
BERLIN (AP) — Britain lowered its coronavirus threat level one notch Friday, becoming the latest country to claim it's getting a national outbreak under control. The U.K.’s Joint Biosecurity Center recommended moving the COVID-19 risk in the country from the second-highest level, 4 - meaning...
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Members of the South Korean military band wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus cross a road during an event to commemorate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Korean War, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 18, 2020 - 11:30 pm
SEOUL, South Korea — The coronavirus continues to spread in South Korea, particularly in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 49 new cases for the nation Friday, with 26...
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Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at her office of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Tokyo Wednesday, June 17, 2020, ahead of a two-week campaigning for the election. A political go-getter, Koike even had the coronavirus crisis turn in her favor. And she repeatedly upstaged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by taking more proactive steps ahead of him, gaining public support. Timing is also on her side now, she is cruising to a certain victory in the July 5 election for her second term as head of the Japanese capital. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 18, 2020 - 9:05 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan may have contained its coronavirus outbreaks for now but the country needs better crisis management and a digital transformation to prepare for future shocks, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike said. “We have to sort out the problems and start preparing now for a possible next wave,” Koike...
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June 18, 2020 - 8:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nursing home residents account for nearly 1 in 10 of all the coronavirus cases in the United States and more than a quarter of the deaths, according to an Associated Press analysis of government data released Thursday. As federal data collection becomes more robust, a clearer...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020 file photo, Matt Hancock, Britain's Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, leaves 10 Downing Street in London. Britain is scrapping plans to launch its own coronavirus contact tracing smartphone app because of technical problems and will now work on building one using technology supplied by Apple and Google, it was announced Thursday, June 18 2020. The government’s app had been undergoing trials on the Isle of Wight, and was expected to be rolled out to the rest of the country later. But officials overseeing the app’s development said they couldn’t overcome a number of technical challenges they found during field tests with the app. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 18, 2020 - 2:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain scrapped plans to launch its own coronavirus contact tracing smartphone app because of technical problems and will now work on building one using technology supplied by Apple and Google, health authorities said Thursday. The app had been undergoing trials on the Isle of Wight...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2020, file photo, signs remind patrons to wear masks and other protocols because of the coronavirus pandemic as they stroll through the Disney Springs shopping, dining and entertainment complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The number of deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. has fallen in recent weeks to the lowest level since late March, even as states increasingly reopen for business. But scientists are deeply afraid the trend may be about to reverse itself. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
June 18, 2020 - 2:08 pm
The number of deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. has fallen in recent weeks to the lowest level since late March, even as states increasingly reopen for business. But scientists are deeply afraid the trend may be about to reverse itself. “For now, it’s too soon to be reassured that...
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