The Latest: Spain to lift state of emergency in Madrid
MADRID — Spain’s health minister says the government won’t extend the state of emergency in the Madrid region when it expires on Saturday but may introduce curfews at coronavirus hotspots around the country.
UK to infect healthy volunteers in vaccine research trial
LONDON (AP) — U.K. researchers are preparing to infect healthy young volunteers with the virus that causes COVID-19, becoming the first scientists to use the controversial technique to study the disease and potentially speed up development of a vaccine that could help end the pandemic.
EU pledges $51 million as UN seeks $1 billion in Sahel aid
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday will pledge 43.6 million euros ($51.5 million) to help meet emergency aid and food needs to three countries in Africa’s Sahel region, as the United Nations sought to raise $1 billion to tackle a humanitarian crisis there.
European nations mixed in their response to virus spikes
Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus tracking smart phone apps.
Italy probes why women's names mark aborted fetuses' graves
ROME (AP) — Italian prosecutors and the government’s privacy watchdog are investigating how the names of women who miscarried or had abortions ended up on crosses over graves for the fetuses in a Rome cemetery.
AP-NORC/USAFacts poll: US trust in COVID-19 information down
Americans have lost trust across the board in the people and institutions informing them about the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and USAFacts.
UK, Manchester still at odds over tough virus restrictions
LONDON (AP) — The British government and officials in Manchester, England's second-largest city, were still talking Tuesday after a noon deadline passed for the city to agree to tighter coronavirus measures.
Chinese drugmaker setting up vaccine production lines
BEIJING (AP) — A state-owned Chinese drugmaker is setting up production lines to supply 1 billion doses of two possible coronavirus vaccines that are being tested on 50,000 people in 10 countries, the company chairman said Tuesday.
What are the treatment options for COVID-19?
What are the treatment options for COVID-19? There are several, and which one is best depends on how sick someone is. For example, steroids such as dexamethasone can lower the risk of dying for severely ill patients.
California won't allow virus vaccines without state approval
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California won't allow any distribution of coronavirus vaccines in the nation’s most populous state until it is reviewed by the state’s own panel of experts, Gov.
The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks
LONDON — Ireland’s government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a rise in infections.
Wales locks down as COVID-19 cases spike; Manchester resists
LONDON (AP) — Wales became the second nation in the United Kingdom to lock down large swaths of its economy to combat rising coronavirus infections, even as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday resisted loud calls to do the same throughout England.
EU to link national COVID-19 tracing apps together
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission on Monday launched an EU-wide system devised to link national COVID-19 tracing apps together in its latest effort to slow down the coronavirus pandemic.
As virus surges, Iran breaks one-day record for deaths again
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s single-day death toll from the coronavirus smashed a record set less than a week ago, with 337 dead confirmed Monday as a resurgence of infections is overwhelming hospitals.
Glamorous Miami club caught in power struggle over the virus
MIAMI (AP) — At LIV, one of the most glamorous, star-studded nightclubs in one of the world's biggest party destinations, there's a velvet-roped VIP area, and then there's a secret VIP area.
Lithuanians with COVID-19, self-isolating vote in drive-ins
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanians started voting Monday in the second round of a national election, with some of them casting ballots from their cars in special drive-in polling stations amid a local spike in COVID-19.
Belgium fears virus "tsunami" as COVID-19 cases keep soaring
BRUSSELS (AP) — Bars and restaurants across Belgium shut down for a month and a night-time curfew took effect Monday as health authorities warned of a possible “tsunami" of new virus cases in the hard-hit nation that host the headquarters of the European Union.
World struggles as confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 40 million
LONDON (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world.
Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access
GAMPELA, Burkina Faso (AP) — The chain breaks here, in a tiny medical clinic in Burkina Faso that went nearly a year without a working refrigerator.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's falsehoods on virus, taxes and Bidens
WASHINGTON (AP) — Back fully campaigning after COVID-19 sidelined him, President Donald Trump returned to familiar form, spreading a litany of falsehoods.
Millions more virus rapid tests, but are results reported?
WASHINGTON (AP) — After struggling to ramp up coronavirus testing, the U.S. can now screen several million people daily, thanks to a growing supply of rapid tests.
The Latest: S. Korea increases hospital, nursing home tests
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported 76 new cases of the coronavirus as officials begin testing tens of thousands of employees at hospitals and nursing homes to prevent transmissions at live-in facilities.
Morocco reopens some mosques, even as infections grow
RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Moroccans across the country performed their first weekly prayers in more than seven months as authorities eased some restrictions aimed at containing the virus pandemic.
Hard hit by virus, airlines push for tests over quarantines
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — What will it take to get people flying again? International air traffic is down 92% this year as travelers worry about catching COVID-19 and government travel bans and quarantine rules make planning difficult.
French virus curfew produces eerie quiet on streets of Paris
PARIS (AP) — The streets of Paris and eight other French cities were deserted on Saturday night on the first day of the government-imposed 9 p.m.