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A man wearing a face mask walks by a screen showing precautions against the new coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S.Korea: Rules stay relaxed despite virus spike

May. 13, 2020 1:46 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: — South Korea: No plans to backtrack on relaxed rules despite...

Heath officials check the listings of people who are to be tested for COVID-19 as well as HIV and Tuberculosis, in downtown Johannesburg Thursday, April 30, 2020. Thousands are being tested in an effort to derail the spread of coronavirus. South Africa will began a phased easing of its strict lockdown measures on May 1, although its confirmed cases of coronavirus continue to increase. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Ghana's virus cases spike 10 days after lockdown is lifted

Apr. 30, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus cases in Ghana have surged above 2,000, increasing 24% in a matter of days, health officials announced Thursday, reflecting mostly test taken during a recent three-week lockdown in the West African country's two largest cities. And Indian Ocean island nation of...

In this Feb. 5, 2020, photo, an ambulance carrying a passenger onboard cruise ship Diamond Princess arrives at a hospital in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Hospitals in Japan are increasingly turning away sick people in ambulances as the country braces for a surge in coronavirus infections. The Japanese Association for Acute Medicine and the Japanese Society for Emergency Medicine say emergency medicine has already collapsed with many hospitals refusing to treat people including those suffering strokes, heart attacks and external injuries. (Kyodo News via AP)(Sadayuki Goto/Kyodo News via AP)

The Latest: Japan passes 10,000 domestic cases of COVID-19

Apr. 18, 2020 11:42 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: — Japan surpasses 10,000 domestic cases. — California...

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a face mask walks at the Yaba Mainland hospital, in Lagos, where an Italian citizen who entered Nigeria from Milan became the first case of the new coronavirus to be treated in Nigeria. A global

Medical workers far from struggling homelands yearn to help

Apr. 18, 2020 10:08 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The medical supplies had been shipped. The planning began a year in advance. Then the coronavirus arrived, and Dr. Charmaine Emelife’s heart sank. The annual trip to Nigeria to provide free medical care — the flagship project of the Association of Nigerian Physicians in...

African nations, US decry racism against blacks in China

Apr. 11, 2020 10:05 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — African officials are confronting China publicly and in private over racist mistreatment of Africans in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, and the U.S. says African-Americans have been targeted too. Some Africans in the commercial hub have reported being evicted or discriminated against...

FILE - In this March 1, 2020 file photo, medical staff wearing protective suits take samples from a person with suspected symptoms of the new coronavirus at a drive-thru virus test facility in Goyang, South Korea. When the first cases of the disease showed up in South Korea, they reacted quickly with the use of widespread testing, technology to trace at-risk groups, and strict social quarantines and distancing. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

The Latest: Electric bands for Koreans who break quarantine

Apr. 10, 2020 11:58 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 — Worldwide coronavirus death toll hits 100,000. —WHO...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, men from Bangladesh disembark from the Open Arms rescue vessel at the port of Messina after being rescued on Friday off the Libyan coast, in Sicily, Italy. The European Union announced Tuesday, March 31, 2020 the launch of a new naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at enforcing the U.N arms embargo on Libya, after Italy blocked a previous operation claiming that the warships attracted migrants. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios, File)

UN agency says 280 migrants stranded in unsafe port in Libya

Apr. 9, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

The Libyan coast guard rescued 280 migrants in distress in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday and diverted them to the shores of the North African country, only to have them banned from disembarking, the U.N. migration agency said. The migrants, hungry and exhausted after 72 hours at sea, remained stuck on a...

A man pushing a shopping cart with food on the street as South African National Defence Forces drive through a densely populated Alexandra township east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Saturday, March 28, 2020. South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

'Complete collapse of economies' ahead as Africa faces virus

Apr. 5, 2020 5:57 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Some of Uganda’s poorest people used to work here, on the streets of Kampala, as fruit sellers sitting on the pavement or as peddlers of everything from handkerchiefs to roasted peanuts. Now they're gone and no one knows when they will return, victims of a global economic...

US appeals court: Attack on gay man enough for asylum claim

Mar. 31, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An asylum seeker from Ghana who said he was attacked by a mob led by his father because of his sexuality has shown a valid fear of persecution, a U.S. appeals case said in a case argued by two law students. The petitioner, a gay man in his late 20s from Accra, said he had a secret...