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Military personnel enter the Sudima Hotel in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. A number of fishing crew who flew into New Zealand on chartered planes have the coronavirus. The crew members have been in quarantine at the Christchurch hotel since they arrived, and tested positive during routine testing, officials said. The news could deal a blow to New Zealand’s efforts to restart its fishing industry, which has struggled to find local workers to crew fishing vessels.  (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: Imported workers test positive in New Zealand

Oct. 20, 2020 10:27 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Eighteen fishing crewmen who last week flew to New Zealand from Moscow have tested positive for the coronavirus, underscoring the difficulty New Zealand faces in trying to import needed workers while remaining virtually virus free. A total of 235 crew from Russia and Ukraine were...

Toby Gregory's yard that is adorned with 1,006 white crosses to represent Oklahoma deaths due to COVID-19, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. Gregory was able to keep up with the state death toll until last week, and then it became too many. He says he doesn't have the room or supplies to keep up with the current death toll, but will do about 50 more crosses. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP)

The Latest: Ireland sets new virus restrictions for 6 weeks

Oct. 19, 2020 8:12 PM EDT

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. Premier Micheal Martin said Monday the measures take effect at midnight Wednesday and run until Dec. 1. People are being asked to stay at home,...

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, speaks during an event with President Donald Trump about coronavirus testing in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

After mandate repeal, masks required again in nine counties

Oct. 19, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Monday that he is imposing a mask mandate for public indoor spaces and other restrictions in nine counties to curb the spread of coronavirus amid weeks of steadily rising case numbers. “Here in Mississippi, we have seen this before,"...

Mississippi names new Child Protection Servies commissioner

Oct. 19, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Andrea Sanders, general counsel and principal deputy executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, has been named the new commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services, Gov. Tate Reeves announced Monday. Through her work as a leader at...

A masked Giles Parish, 7, waves to his aunt Pam Tompkins of Vicksburg, Miss., as he rides the merry-go-round at the Mississippi State Fair in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. The fair's grand opening went ahead as planned amid criticism that masks will not be required at the event after Gov. Tate Reeves repealed the state's mask mandate. However, the state agriculture commissioner had boxes of face masks at each entrance for those who wanted one. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Gipson: Mississippi State Fair will reopen for extra days

Oct. 19, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi State Fair closed late Sunday after a 12-day run, but state Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson says officials will take the unusual step of reopening the fair this weekend. Gipson said in a Monday news release that the fair will open again Thursday morning for a...

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., speaks as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Health Adm. Brett Giroir, Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dr. Bob Kadlec, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield appear at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on a

Analysis: Same names, some new dynamics in US Senate contest

Oct. 18, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's 2020 U.S. Senate race has the same top candidates as in 2018 — Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith and challenger Mike Espy. The world is different because of the coronavirus pandemic, which puts new emphasis on the candidates' differences over health care...

U. S. Army, Arizona National Guard Pvt. Ronald Aguilar, right, takes the temperature of a man at a drive-thru COVID-19 saliva test on the main campus at Arizona Western College, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Yuma, Ariz. The testing, organized by the Yuma County Public Health Services District, lasted from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and saw 671 tests administered, according to Yuma County spokesperson Kevin Tunnell. The purpose of the testing, according to Yuma County, was to capitalize on the recent development of a saliva test for COVID-19 by Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute. (Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP)

The Latest: Melbourne eases restrictions after cases drop

Oct. 17, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has loosened lockdown restrictions as new and active COVID-19 continue to decline. From midnight Sunday, Melbourne residents will no longer face limits on the time they can spend away from their homes for education or recreation....

FILE - In this Thursday, April 30, 2020 file photo, Health care workers look on during a flyover at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. One of Utah's largest hospitals had no beds left Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in its regular intensive-care unit as the governor declared the state's weeks long spike in coronavirus cases

The Latest: New Mexico sets another one-day COVID-19 record

Oct. 16, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials on Friday confirmed the state set another single-day record with 819 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 35,770 since the pandemic began. New rules to limit gatherings to five people or less, reduce hotel capacities and impose a 10 p.m. closing time for...

Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mo., speaks during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee oversight hearing to examine the Environmental Protection Agency, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

Engineers' report bolsters proposed Mississippi pump project

Oct. 16, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday published a draft of a new environmental impact statement that supports a proposal for massive pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of the rural Mississippi Delta — a reversal of a previous federal report that said the project would...

Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs, right, listens as Gov. Tate Reeves responds to a reporter's question regarding his executive order mandating that all adults and students wear masks in schools, unless there's a medical reason that prevents them from doing so, during the governor's COVID-19 press briefing in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. State officials provided reporters an update on the coronavirus and the state's ongoing strategy to limit transmission in public schools. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Post mandate, doctor 'disappointed' at lack of mask wearing

Oct. 16, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's state health officer said he overestimated the number of people who would continue to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of coronavirus after the statewide mask mandate was lifted. “Why we would broadly abandon something that is so simple — even...