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Arizona governor orders 'vaccine passport' ban for the state

Apr. 19, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Doug Ducey used his executive powers Monday to prohibit local and regional governments from making “vaccine passports" a requirement for people to enter businesses or get services, calling it an encroachment on the private medical information of Arizona residents. ...

The Latest: Vt. ski resorts' winter pandemic loss at $100M

Apr. 19, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The Vermont Ski Areas Association says the state’s ski resorts lost an estimated $100 million this winter during the pandemic. The Rutland Herald says Vermont state officials estimate that equates to $700 million in total losses for the economy. ...

With residency rule lifted, Dartmouth plans vaccine clinics

Apr. 19, 2021 15:32 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College plans to host vaccination clinics on campus now that the state has lifted its residency requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Monday, anyone age 16 or older is eligible for the vaccine in New Hampshire regardless of where...

Johnson scraps Delhi trip; UK puts India on virus 'red list'

Apr. 19, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called off a trip to New Delhi amid surging coronavirus cases in India, as the U.K. imposed a travel ban on most visitors from the vast Asian nation. The British and Indian governments said Monday that “in the...

Greece lifts quarantine requirement for US, EU, others

Apr. 19, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Monday lifted quarantine restrictions for travelers from most European countries, as well as Israel and the United States as it prepares to reopen tourism services next month despite an ongoing emergency in pandemic-related hospital care. ...

Iran sees highest daily death toll in months as virus surges

Apr. 18, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's daily coronavirus death toll climbed over 400 for the first time in months on Sunday, as the country, which has long had the region's largest outbreak, battles a post-holiday infection surge. Iranian health authorities recorded 405 fatalities...

US puts visa restrictions on Uganda, saying vote was flawed

Apr. 16, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States says it is imposing visa restrictions on “those believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic process in Uganda,“ including during the election in January and the campaign period. Secretary of...

France hits unwanted milestone: Over 100,000 virus deaths

Apr. 15, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France on Thursday became the third country in Europe after the U.K. and Italy to reach the unwanted milestone of 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths as new infections and deaths surged due to virus variants. The country of 67 million is the eighth nation in...

New US Senate panel to tackle Nevada tourism amid pandemic

Apr. 14, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A U.S. Senate subcommittee focused on travel and tourism has met for the first time to discuss ways to help the industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic. The Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade and Export Promotion met on Tuesday, the Las Vegas...

Report: Mexico's COVID-19 policies cost huge number of lives

Apr. 14, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s unwillingness to spend money, do more testing, change course or react to new scientific evidence contributed to the country being one of the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report released this week by the University of California, San...