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In this Tuesday, April 28, 2020. file photo, Serbia Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin wearing a mask to protect against coronavirus attends the session in Belgrade, Serbia. The Defense Ministry says Serbia's Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin has tested positive with the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)

The Latest: Serbia virus spike brings stricter measures

Jul. 2, 2020 11:20 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia has recorded the highest spike of coronavirus cases since mid-April as authorities mull the reintroduction of a lockdown. Authorities announced 359 confirmed cases and six deaths in the last 24 hours, with 80% in the capital of Belgrade. There’s been more than 15,200...

People protest against Coronavirus trials in Africa, outside the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, July 1, 2020.  A protest against Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial is underway as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Protest versus Africa's 1st COVID-19 vaccine test shows fear

Jul. 1, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Protesters against Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial burned their face masks Wednesday as experts note a worrying level of resistance and misinformation around testing on the continent. Anti-vaccine sentiment in Africa is “the worst I’ve ever seen,” the...

Residents wearing masks to curb the spread of the coronavirus line up for COVID-19 test outside the Worker's Stadium in Beijing on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Test sites have sprung up through the Chinese capital as test have become a daily normal after the latest outbreak of the coronavirus, (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: SKorea weighs listing churches as 'high risk'

Jun. 30, 2020 9:58 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as “high risk” venues for the spread of COVID-19 following a slew of transmissions tied to church gatherings. South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun...

A security guard checks the body temperature of people before entry a market, amid coronavirus outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia Tuesday, June 30, 2020.(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Asia Today: India's virus cases, deaths surge again

Jun. 30, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Tuesday reported more than 18,000 new coronavirus cases and 400 deaths after an Indian company said it would start clinical trials of a potential vaccine. Bharat Biotech said it had received government permission to go ahead with the first two phases of clinical trials after...

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2020 file photo shows a patient receiving a flu vaccination in Mesquite, Texas. According to a study released on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, flu vaccines for years were close to 60% effective against the flu strain that caused the most lab-confirmed illnesses last winter, but it proved only 31% effective last season. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Flu vaccine was disappointing vs. some strains last season

Jun. 24, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The flu vaccine did a disappointing job last winter in the U.S., and officials worry that might be a bad sign for the fall. Flu vaccines had been about 60% effective against the type of flu that caused the most lab-confirmed illnesses last winter, but last season's vaccine was only about...

Prince William visits Oxford vaccine development facilities

Jun. 24, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince William has visited Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine development facilities to learn more about researchers’ work there. The royal was given a tour Wednesday of the manufacturing laboratory where the experimental vaccine has been produced. He also looked at a...

A vaccine volunteer gets an injection at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Africa’s first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial has begun as volunteers received injections developed at the University of Oxford in Britain. The large-scale trial is being conducted in South Africa, Britain and Brazil. (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko)

First vaccinations begin in Africa for COVID-19 trial

Jun. 24, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Africa's first participation in a COVID-19 vaccine trial started Wednesday as nervous volunteers received injections, while officials said the continent of 1.3 billion people cannot be left behind. The large-scale trial of the vaccine developed at the University of Oxford in Britain is...

Crew members of a Russian cargo ship take a bus to hospital for their treatment as quarantine officers wearing protective gears stand at the Gamcheon Port in Busan, South Korea, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. South Korea said it was testing more than a hundred workers at the southern port of Busan following a virus outbreak among crew members of a Russian cargo ship. (Cho Jung-ho/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: SKorea continues upward trend in new infections

Jun. 23, 2020 10:24 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea has reported 51 additional cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, a continuation of an upward trend in new infections. The figures released Wednesday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took the country’s total to 12,535 with 281 deaths. It...

Members of the Red Cross disinfects a facility at the CEASA, Rio de Janeiro's main wholesale market, amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Brazil tests COVID shot, without deal to use it if it works

Jun. 23, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil is testing an experimental coronavirus vaccine, but interim Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello acknowledged Tuesday that the government has yet to strike a deal to get it if it works. Other nations have already secured hundreds of millions of doses of the shot created by Oxford...

Members of the South Korean military band wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus cross a road during an event to commemorate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Korean War, in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Coronavirus still spreading in 2nd S Korea wave

Jun. 18, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — The coronavirus continues to spread in South Korea, particularly in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan region, which is home to half the country’s 51 million people. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 49 new cases for the nation Friday, with 26...