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Germany sees record vaccinations amid hospital warning

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German officials said Thursday that the country has set a new record for the number of COVID-19 vaccinations in a single day, even as authorities warned that hospitals are seeing a “dramatic” rise in the number of coronavirus patients needing treatment. ...

St Vincent fears COVID-19 outbreak with volcano evacuations

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (AP) — Officials in St. Vincent said Thursday that they were extremely worried about a COVID-19 outbreak given the lack of water and more positive cases being reported as thousands of evacuees fleeing the erupting volcano crowd into shelters and private homes. ...

Business fined for not following COVID-19 safety guidelines

Apr. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The owner of a Massachusetts tax preparation business faces more than $136,000 in federal fines for allegedly prohibiting employees and customers from wearing face coverings and failing to follow other guidelines meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus. ...

Nebraska identifies more variants of the coronavirus

Apr. 15, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska health officials continue to find more coronavirus cases caused by different strains of the virus in the state. Health officials said 291 cases of variants of the virus have been confirmed in Nebraska, up from 237 a week ago. Most of those...

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Sikh Holiday story

Apr. 15, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

LIBERTY, Missouri (AP) — In a story April 14, 2021, about the Vaisakhi holiday, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the Stockton Gurdwara Sahib member who talked about holiday preparations was Tejpaul Singh Bainwal. The story should have spelled his name Tejpaul Singh Bainiwal. ...

India's biggest cities shut down as new virus cases hit 200K

Apr. 15, 2021 11:48 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's two largest cities imposed stringent restrictions on movement and one planned to use hotels and banquet halls to treat coronavirus patients as new infections in the country shot past 200,000 Thursday amid a devastating surge that is straining a fragile health...

Dartmouth latest school to require student vaccinations

Apr. 15, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College students will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the fall term, according to campus officials. Provost Joseph Helbe made the announcement Wednesday, the Valley News reported. Currently, New...

Indiana House votes to override emergency powers bill veto

Apr. 15, 2021 11:40 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana legislators inched towards a possible court fight with Gov. Eric Holcomb Thursday by voting to override his veto and give themselves more authority to intervene during governor-declared emergencies. The Republican-dominated House voted 59-26...

Africa CDC urges India to lift COVID vaccine export limits

Apr. 15, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa's top health official said Thursday he wants to believe that India will lift export restrictions on COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible, warning that “India is not an island” while some African nations still have seen no shots at all. ...

Hawaii governor sees all in-person public schools by fall

Apr. 15, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige has said he anticipates that public schools will fully reopen for in-person instruction in the fall. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the state's schools primarily online, but that most have enacted hybrid instruction models...