Topic: COVID-19

Let’s developments about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus.

Pope to UN: Use COVID crisis to come out better, not worse

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis urged world leaders Friday to use the coronavirus emergency as an opportunity to reform the injustices of the global...

2 charged for handling of virus outbreak at veterans home

BOSTON (AP) — Two former leaders of a Massachusetts home for aging veterans where nearly 80 people sickened by the coronavirus died have been...

Israeli leaders bicker as virus lockdown goes into effect

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers cannot agree on legislation governing a tightened nationwide lockdown that took effect Friday, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to...

AP PHOTOS: A look at virus’s impact as deaths near 1 million

As it marched from East to West this year, the coronavirus pandemic sank economies and transformed social interactions. It shut schools and businesses, stopped...

China aims to make 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses a year

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese health official said Friday that the country's annual production capacity for coronavirus vaccines will top 1 billion doses next...

Queen Elizabeth II to trim costs as COVID-19 hits income

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her family are facing a 35 million pound ($45 million) hit from the coronavirus pandemic, partly...

Virus again slashes French Open crowd sizes; now only 1,000

PARIS (AP) — Already repeatedly trimmed, crowd sizes for the French Open have been reduced again ahead of play starting this weekend — to...

France’s virus rebound: Marseille fights against closures

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Angry restaurant and bar owners are demonstrating in Marseille to challenge a French government order to close all public venues...

World leaders criticize haphazard response to pandemic

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders gathering remotely Wednesday criticized a haphazard global response to a microscopic virus that has unleashed economic havoc and...

Trudeau says Canada is in a second COVID-19 wave

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that Canada is in a second wave of COVID-19 and warned the country is on...