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A group of kayakers practice social distancing while floating down the Greenbrier River Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Ronceverte, W.Va. Greenbrier County Health Department reported it's first COVID-19 case in the county Thursday. (Jenny Harnish/The Register-Herald via AP)

The Latest: Phuket closes land and sea entry and exit points

Mar. 30, 2020 3:07 AM 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: — Trump extends stay-at-home guidelines for another 30 days....

A boda-boda, or motorcycle taxi, driver wears a makeshift mask made from a local fabric known as Kitenge as he looks for customers in the Kibera neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, March 20, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough and the vast majority recover in 2-6 weeks but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health issues, the virus that causes COVID-19 can result in more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Patrick Ngugi)

Zimbabwe has 1st COVID-19 case while Africa cancels flights

Mar. 20, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Anxiety rose in Africa as two major airlines announced sweeping cancellations of international flights on Friday over the coronavirus, the continent's busiest airport blocked foreigners from disembarking and Zimbabwe announced its first case — in one of Africa's most visited...

The Latest: South Korea sees fewest virus cases since Feb 21

Mar. 14, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 150,000 people and killed more than 5,700. The disease for most people causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some, it can cause more severe illness. A man in his 70s has become the first person in Oregon to die from the new...

FILE - In this April 1, 2019, file photo the Capitol is framed amid blooming cherry trees in Washington. In a city where the meet-and-greet is hardwired into the culture of political life, the coronavirus is rapidly changing the norms, even before a first case arrives in the nation's capital. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Coronavirus fears change art of shaking hands in US capital

Mar. 4, 2020 5:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham is offering elbow bumps instead of handshakes, while Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is putting her hand over her heart in greeting. Sen. Bill Cassidy is offering up hand sanitizer and Sen. Marco Rubio is washing his hands so often that he has “to start...

US citizen arrested in murder of 2 women in Nicaragua

Mar. 3, 2020 3:48 PM EST

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police arrested a U.S. citizen in the killing of two women in the tourist destination of Granada, the government said Tuesday. The official outlet El 19 Digital said Larry Robert McCartney was arrested Monday. It cited statements from Granada police Commissioner...

People walk past the St. Louis of the French church in Rome, Sunday, March 1, 2020. The French community church in Rome, St. Louis of the French, closed its doors to the public on Sunday, reportedly after a priest was infected with a new virus. The church in the historic center of Rome is famous for three paintings by the Baroque master Caravaggio, and is a tourist draw. A sign on the door Sunday noted in French that the church had been closed as a precaution by the French Embassy for both Masses and touristic visits until further notice. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Virus accelerates in Italy; US urges citizens to avoid north

Mar. 1, 2020 3:13 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Coronavirus infections in Italy rose 50% Sunday and the U.S. government issued its strongest travel warning yet, advising Americans against any travel to two regions in northern Italy that have been hard hit by the virus that first emerged in China in December. Authorities said the total...

Police officers control the road to Vo' Euganeo, a town of 3,500 people at the epicenter of the Veneto cluster, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Police manned checkpoints around quarantined towns in Italy's north on Monday and residents stocked up on food as the country became the focal point of the virus outbreak in Europe and fears of its cross-border spread. (AP Photo/Andrea Casalis)

Italy tries to contain virus as isolated towns hunker down

Feb. 24, 2020 3:27 PM EST

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Police manned checkpoints around quarantined towns in Italy's north on Monday and residents stocked up on food as the country became the focal point of the outbreak in Europe and fears of its cross-border spread. Croatia, Hungary and Ireland advised against travel to the affected...

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2020, file photo, a worker monitors display screens for infrared thermometers as they check travelers at Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan in southern China's Hubei province before authorities seals the city. For weeks after the first reports of a mysterious new virus in Wuhan, people poured out of the central Chinese city, cramming onto buses, trains and airplanes as the first wave of China's great Lunar New Year migration broke across the nation. Some carried with them a new virus that has claimed over 560 lives and sickened more than 28,000 people. (Chinatopix via AP, File)

Where did they go? Millions left city before quarantine

Feb. 9, 2020 8:17 AM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — For weeks after the first reports of a mysterious new virus in Wuhan, millions of people poured out of the central Chinese city, cramming onto buses, trains and planes as the first wave of China’s great Lunar New Year migration broke across the nation. Some carried with them the new...

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2020, file photo, tourists watch a presentation projected on a snow sculpture during the Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park in Sapporo, Japan, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Asian nations have profited handsomely from the impressive growth in tourists from China over the past decade, but the specter of a rapidly spreading virus has raised concerns over industry prospects. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Flow of Chinese tourists becomes a worrying trickle for Asia

Feb. 7, 2020 3:48 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian nations have profited handsomely from the impressive growth in tourists from China over the past decade, but the specter of a rapidly spreading virus has raised concerns over industry prospects. Some 150 million Chinese tourists traveled abroad in 2018, a stunning leap from China's...

A man wears protective face masks stands in front of TV screens broadcasting Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivering a speech in Hong Kong, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. Lam says the city will shut almost all land and sea border control points to the mainland from midnight to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus from China. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

The Latest: UAE suspends flights to China outside Beijing

Feb. 3, 2020 9:28 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the outbreak of a new virus from China (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The United Arab Emirates, home to long-haul carriers Emirates and Etihad Airways, is suspending flights to mainland China outside of Beijing. The country’s state-run WAM news agency made the...