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Security patrol outside the Pullman Hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, July 6, 2020. Health officials in New Zealand say Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, that genome tests indicate the country's most recent COVID-19 patient contracted the virus from another returning traveler just before leaving quarantine. (Peter Meecham/New Zealand Herald via AP)

The Latest: More rules for returning New Zealand travelers

Jan. 27, 2021 11:54 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Travelers returning to New Zealand will face stricter rules at quarantine hotels as health authorities investigate how up to three people got infected with the coronavirus while isolating at Auckland’s Pullman Hotel. The people were released before testing positive and...

Editorial Roundup: US

Jan. 27, 2021 6:45 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 26 The Mercury News and East Bay Times on California's easing of coronavirus restrictions: Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to lift regional stay-at-home orders across the state makes absolutely no sense. The governor’s...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street for the House of Commons for the weekly Prime Ministers Questions in London, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Britain’s official death toll in the coronavirus pandemic has passed 100,000. The unwanted milestone was reached Tuesday as the government considered imposing hotel quarantines on international travelers to stop new virus variants reaching the country. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

UK's Johnson hopes schools in England can reopen on March 8

Jan. 27, 2021 1:04 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated Wednesday that the coronavirus lockdown in England will remain in place until at least March 8 as he ruled out any imminent return to school for most students. In a statement to lawmakers, Johnson also confirmed new restrictions for travelers...

A police cordon at Wrexham Industrial Estate near the British pharmaceutical manufacturing company Wockhardt in Wrexham, north Wales, Wednesday Jan. 27, 2021. Wockhardt UK, an arm of the Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company that is producing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in north Wales, said it notified authorities after receiving a suspect package on Wednesday morning. (Eleanor Barlow/PA via AP)

UK vaccine plant evacuated after getting suspicious package

Jan. 27, 2021 12:33 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A British pharmaceutical manufacturing company producing coronavirus vaccines had to partially evacuate its factory Wednesday after receiving a “suspicious package.” The U.K. arm of Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company Wockhardt, which is producing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts while leading a virtual press conference on the Covid-19 pandemic, inside 10 Downing Street in central London Tuesday Jan. 26, 2021.  Official data shows that more than 100,000 people have died after testing positive for coronavirus in Britain, since the pandemic took hold last year. (Justin Tallis / Pool via AP)

UK eyes traveler quarantine as virus toll passes 100,000

Jan. 26, 2021 3:19 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's official death toll in the coronavirus pandemic passed 100,000 on Tuesday, a dreaded milestone reached as the government considered imposing hotel quarantines on international travelers to stop new virus variants reaching the country. The government said 100,162 people have died in...

FILE - In this May 5, 2020 file photo a member of medical staff cares for a patient with coronavirus in the intensive care unit at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England. More than 100,000 people have died in the United Kingdom after contracting the coronavirus. That's according to government figures released Tuesday Jan. 26, 2021. Britain is the fifth country in the world to pass that mark, after the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico, and by far the smallest. The U.S. has recorded more than 400,000 COVID-19 deaths, the world's highest total, but its population of about 330 million is about five times Britain's. (Neil Hall/Pool via AP, File)

UK passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as outbreak still rages

Jan. 26, 2021 12:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — More than 100,000 people have died in the United Kingdom after contracting the coronavirus, a year into Europe's deadliest outbreak, figures from the government showed Tuesday. Britain is the fifth country in the world to record 100,000 virus-related deaths, after the United States, Brazil,...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 1940 file photo workmen crawl through the ruins of wrecked London flats to search for the dead after a Nazi bombing raid on London. The United Kingdom has suffered its worst civilian loss of life since World War II by a significant number. Some 70,000 non-combatants perished in the 1940s. 75 years later, it's 100,000 taken by the coronavirus pandemic, an enemy no less relentless and fearsome and one whose defeat is still some time away. (AP Photo, File)

Unwanted virus milestone: UK's civilian dead now tops WWII's

Jan. 26, 2021 12:26 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — There are no warning sirens, nor a rush for shelter. No neighborhoods of collapsed rubble with bodies buried inside from Nazi Germany bombardment. It is quieter than all that. But the United Kingdom has now suffered its worst civilian loss of life since World War II by a significant number....

Gordon Bonner holds one of his favorite photographs of him with his late wife Muriel who, in April 2020 died of COVID-19, at his home in Leeds, England, Saturday Jan. 23, 2021. Bonner, 86, is just one of many hundreds of thousands of Britons toiling with grief because of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

UK's 'tsunami' of grief as coronavirus deaths pass 100,000

Jan. 26, 2021 11:55 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom. Only recently did Bonner think he might be able to...

President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden tells Merkel he wants to revitalize Germany alliance

Jan. 25, 2021 6:38 PM EST

President Joe Biden told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday that he is looking to revitalize the transatlantic alliance with Germany, a relationship that became strained under former President Donald Trump. The new president has made a series of calls to his foreign counterparts in recent days as part of...

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell talks to journalists during a news conference following an EU Foreign Affairs minister meeting at the European Council building in Brussels, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. Britain has sparked a post-Brexit spat with the European Union by declining to grant the bloc's first-ever ambassador to the country full diplomatic status. (John Thys/Pool Photo via AP)

EU wants full recognition for UK envoy in post-Brexit spat

Jan. 25, 2021 12:09 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union called Monday on the United Kingdom to grant the EU’s first-ever ambassador to the country full diplomatic status after the government in London declined to accord him those rights, but gave no clear signal that it would take retaliatory action. In a post-Brexit...