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FILE - In this Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo, passengers wearing face masks travel on a Piccadilly Line underground train in London. The World Health Organization on Friday June 5, 2020, broadened its recommendations for the use of masks during the coronavirus pandemic and is now advising that in areas where the virus is spreading, people should wear fabric masks when social distancing is not possible, such as on public transport and in shops. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

UK's rapid-fire changes on face coverings advice criticized

Jun. 6, 2020 7:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government faced criticism Saturday for another sudden change in its advice on face coverings that has left those running hospitals in England scrambling to work out how they will be able to meet the new requirements. On Friday, as the World Health Organization broadened its...

Telehealth expansion could become permanent after pandemic

Jun. 4, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The temporary expansion of telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic would become permanent under a bill endorsed Thursday by a Senate committee. As passed by the House in March, the bill would allow reimbursement for medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders conducted...

Governor aims to rebuild Rhode Island's health care system

Jun. 4, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

Rhode Island plans to distribute as much as $150 million of federal stimulus money to help the state's hospitals recover from the financial hit they have taken during the coronavius pandemic, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday. The pandemic has driven up costs, while at the same time the corresponding drop in...

Students wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand in a line to have their body temperatures checked before entering their classrooms at a high school in Ulsan, South Korea, Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020. (Bae Byung-soo/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: New Zealand on verge of eradicating virus

Jun. 3, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___ WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating the virus from its...

Iowa House pushes coronavirus lawsuit protection bill

Jun. 3, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Republican lawmakers Wednesday proposed a bill that would offer broad protection from coronavirus lawsuits for doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, meatpacking plants, restaurants and other businesses. The measure, which is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2020, was tacked onto a medical...

Virus hits 11 workers, 1 patient at Lincoln Regional Center

Jun. 3, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Eleven employees and one patient have tested positive for the coronavirus at the state-run psychiatric hospital in Lincoln. Officials with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services said they expect to confirm more cases as testing continues with patients and staff at the...

DeWine enlisted as Toledo hospital faces uncertain future

Jun. 2, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Toledo-area elected officials said Tuesday that they are seeking Gov. Mike DeWine's help in protecting the future of the University of Toledo Medical Center, amid accusations that a rival health system is unfairly poaching its staff. Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz emphasized the teaching...

Arizona hits record of 1,000-plus COVID-19 hospitalizations

Jun. 2, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The number of patients hospitalized with positive or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Arizona has reached an all-time high, according to state figures. The state Department of Health Services says hospitals reported a total of 1,009 hospitalizations on Monday. It's the first time the daily...

Arun Saiju of the RNA-16 volunteer group speaks on a phone inside his makeshift shelter during lockdown at a hospital in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. RNA-16 stands for “Rescue and Awareness” and the 16 kinds of disasters they have prepared to deal with, from Nepal’s devastating 2015 earthquake to road accidents. But the unique services of this group of three men and a woman in signature blue vests in the epidemic amount to a much greater sacrifice, said doctors, hospital officials and civic leaders. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Nepal volunteers become local heroes during virus pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 1:35 AM EDT

BHAKTAPUR, Nepal (AP) — When the new mother died in the hospital last month — the first person to succumb to COVID-19 in Nepal — her days-old baby was moved to an isolation ward. But the woman’s body remained. Ambulance drivers and hospital workers, fearful of the contagion, refused...

People enjoy the fresh air on benches along Juarez Avenue in central Mexico City, Sunday, May 31, 2020. Mexico's capital plans to reopen certain sectors of the economy and public life beginning Monday, despite the city still being in the most serious

The Latest: S. Korea pushes QR registration for risky venues

May. 31, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Cases steadily rising around South Korean capital....