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UK fends off demands to give workers more virus support help

Jun. 15, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government fended off calls Tuesday to provide more financial support to businesses and workers suffering from its decision to delay lifting coronavirus restrictions in England until July 19. Although many restrictions were eased in recent...

The Latest: Vaccinated Hawaiian positive for delta variant

Jun. 14, 2021 23:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU -- Hawaii says a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19. The delta variant was first detected in India and is a more transmissible version of the disease. The variant currently makes up 6%...

Hawaii detects delta COVID-19 variant after resident travels

Jun. 14, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii on Monday said a vaccinated Oahu resident who traveled to Nevada last month has tested positive for the delta variant of COVID-19, a highly transmissible strain of the disease. The delta variant was first detected in India. Scientists in the...

'Freedom Day' for England pushed back 4 weeks to July 19

Jun. 14, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed by four weeks, until July 19, a decision he said will save thousands of lives as the government speeds up its vaccination drive. ...

The Latest: Lebanon marks daily record of vaccinations

Jun. 13, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

BEIRUT — Lebanon has vaccinated a daily record of people against COVID-19, raising the total number of shots administered around the country against the virus to more than 1 million. The Health Ministry said nearly 23,000 people were vaccinated on Sunday alone in...

The Latest: California to lift most of state’s virus rules

Jun. 11, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will lift most of the state’s coronavirus rules. The order Newsom signed Friday takes effect Tuesday. It will end the state’s stay-at-home order and its various amendments. ...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 11, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Spike protein...

Celebrations (and questions) greet US vaccine donation plan

Jun. 10, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — U.S. plans to donate 500 million more COVID-19 vaccines to developing countries were met Thursday with both celebration and hesitation amid questions over whether the effort will be enough to help poor regions desperate for doses. Some...

G-7 nations expected to pledge 1B vaccine doses for world

Jun. 10, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

ST. IVES, England (AP) — The Group of Seven nations are set to commit to sharing at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with the world, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday, with half coming from the U.S. and 100 million from the U.K. as President Joe Biden urged allies to...

US extends expiration dates for J&J COVID vaccine by 6 weeks

Jun. 10, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that U.S. regulators extended the expiration date on millions of doses of its COVID-19 vaccine by six weeks. The company said a Food and Drug Administration review concluded the shots remain safe and effective for at...