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Tokyo logs record 5,042 cases as infections surge amid Games

Tokyo logs record 5,042 cases as infections surge amid Games

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo reported 5,042 new daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, hitting a record since the pandemic began as the infections surge in the Japanese capital hosting the Olympics. The additional cases brought the total for Tokyo to 236,138.
Australia's 2nd largest city, Melbourne, enters 6th lockdown

Australia's 2nd largest city, Melbourne, enters 6th lockdown

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, went into a sixth lockdown on Thursday, with a state government leader blaming the nation’s slow COVID-19 vaccination rollout.
Delta variant challenges China's costly lockdown strategy

Delta variant challenges China's costly lockdown strategy

BEIJING (AP) — The delta variant is challenging China’s costly strategy of isolating cities, prompting warnings that Chinese leaders who were confident they could keep the coronavirus out of the country need a less disruptive approach.
A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

A look at COVID-19 reopening plans across the country

As COVID-19 vaccination rates increase and case numbers drop across the country, the provinces and territories have begun releasing the reopening plans for businesses, events and recreational facilities.
US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers

US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all foreign visitors to the U.S. to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, a White House official said.
Can I get ‘long COVID’ if I’m infected after vaccination?

Can I get ‘long COVID’ if I’m infected after vaccination?

Can I get ‘long COVID’ if I’m infected after vaccination? It's unclear, but researchers are studying the chances of long-term symptoms developing in anyone who might get infected after vaccination.
The Latest: Sydney reports worst day of its current outbreak

The Latest: Sydney reports worst day of its current outbreak

SYDNEY — Australia’s most populous state is reporting the worst day of its outbreak of the coronavirus delta variant, with a record 262 new local infections and five deaths from COVID-19.
US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers

US plans to require COVID-19 shots for foreign travelers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking the first steps toward requiring nearly all foreign visitors to the U.S. to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, a White House official said Wednesday.
Head of UN health agency seeks vaccine booster moratorium

Head of UN health agency seeks vaccine booster moratorium

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization called Wednesday for a moratorium on administering booster shots of COVID-19 vaccines as a way to help ensure that doses are available in countries where few people have received their first sho
Feds say 82,000-plus doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to be sent to Trinidad and Tobago

Feds say 82,000-plus doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to be sent to Trinidad and Tobago

OTTAWA — The federal government has announced it will send more than 82,000 doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Trinidad and Tobago.