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Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups

Sep. 18, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — In front of baskets of tomatoes and peppers, near a sizzling burrito grill, the “promotoras” stop masked shoppers at a busy Latino farmers market: Want to test a COVID-19 vaccine? Aided by Spanish-speaking “health promoters” and Black pastors, a...

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

FILE - In this June 5, 2020, file photo, a surfer walks on a sparsely populated Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

The Latest: Hawaii again sets plan for pre-testing tourists

Sep. 16, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test negative for the coronavirus. Gov. David Ige said Wednesday that travelers will have to take the test within 72 hours before their flight arrives in...

An elderly couple wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walks at a public park in Beijing, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Domestic air travel recovers in Wuhan, China

Sep. 12, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

BEIJING — Domestic air travel in Wuhan, the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, has returned to pre-pandemic levels, authorities say. The virus was first detected in Wuhan late last year and the city underwent a draconian 76-day lockdown as its hospitals struggled to deal with a tidal wave of...

FILE - This Saturday, July 18, 2020 file photo shows a general view of AstraZeneca offices and the corporate logo in Cambridge, England. Oxford University says on Saturday, Sept. 12 trials of a coronavirus vaccine that it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca will resume, days after being paused due to a reported side-effect in a patient in the U.K. The university said in large trials such as this “it is expected that some participants will become unwell and every case must be carefully evaluated to ensure careful assessment of safety.” (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)

Oxford and AstraZeneca resume coronavirus vaccine trial

Sep. 12, 2020 6:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Oxford University announced Saturday it was resuming a trial for a coronavirus vaccine it is developing with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, a move that comes days after the study was suspended following a reported side-effect in a U.K. patient. In a statement, the university confirmed...

Oxford to resume trial of coronavirus vaccine it's creating with AstraZeneca, days after halt due to reported effect

Sep. 12, 2020 11:03 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Oxford to resume trial of coronavirus vaccine it's creating with AstraZeneca, days after halt due to reported effect.
An employee wearing a face mask and face shield stands to guide passengers to maintain a one-way walk flow as a precaution against the coronavirus at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: South Korea stays in downward infection trend

Sep. 10, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s daily count of new coronavirus cases is under 200 for a ninth straight day, continuing a downward trend in fresh infections for the country. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday the 176 cases added in the previous 24 hours took the...

FILE - This Saturday, July 18, 2020 file photo shows a general view of AstraZeneca offices and the corporate logo in Cambridge, England. Late stage trials into a coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca were paused after a woman who received the experimental shot developed severe neurological symptoms, a spokesman for the pharmaceutical said Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)

Vaccine trial stopped after neurological symptoms detected

Sep. 10, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A woman who received an experimental coronavirus vaccine developed severe neurological symptoms that prompted a pause in testing, a spokesman for drugmaker AstraZeneca said Thursday. The study participant in late-stage testing reported symptoms consistent with transverse myelitis, a rare...

A health worker takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 at an urban health centre in Ahmedabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. India's coronavirus cases are now the second-highest in the world and only behind the United States. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Asia Today: India has record spike of 95K new virus cases

Sep. 10, 2020 8:31 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another record spike of 95,735 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours as the virus spreads beyond its major cities. According to the Health Ministry, the number of people known to be infected in India reached 4,465,863 on Thursday. It has the second-highest caseload...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, file photo, people wearing masks pass the Charging Bull statue in New York's financial district. Wall Street is steadying itself Wednesday following its first three-day losing streak in nearly three months, as the bloodletting for big technology stocks comes to at least a temporary halt. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Asian stocks gain after Wall Street rebounds from tech slump

Sep. 10, 2020 12:21 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets gained Thursday after Wall Street rebounded from a three-day slump for tech stocks. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney advanced. Wall Street's S&P 500 index ended Wednesday up 2% for its best day in three months. Investors were snapping up lower-priced...