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Residents stand on a balcony of an apartment complex where dozens of COVID-19 cases have been registered among a community of Bulgarian farm workers, in Mondragone, in the southern Italian region of Campania, Friday, June 26, 2020. The governor of the region is insisting that the farm workers should stay inside for 15 days, not even emerging for food, and that the national civil protection agency should deliver them groceries. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Tensions rise at virus hot spot apartments in southern Italy

Jun. 26, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

MONDRAGONE, Italy (AP) — The governor of a southern Italian region insisted on Friday that residents of an apartment complex quarantine inside for 15 days, not even venturing out to buy food, after dozens of COVID-19 cases among Bulgarian seasonal farm workers and Italians who live there were confirmed....

A member of the Bundeswehr takes a coronavirus test on a woman from Warendorf at a corona smear site in Oelde, Germany, Thursday, June 25, 2020 Because of the corona outbreak at the meat producer T'nnies in Rheda-Wiedenbr'ck, many people from the area cannot easily escape on holiday: In several popular regions at home and abroad, negative tests are demanded of them. (Guido Kirchner/dpa via AP)

Police checks, mass testing after German meat plant outbreak

Jun. 25, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

VERL, Germany (AP) — German police deployed hundreds of officers Thursday across two western regions that have been placed under a renewed one-week lockdown in an attempt to contain a coronavirus outbreak linked to a slaughterhouse. Swathed in white protective gear, officers accompanied local council...

In this photo taken Wednesday, May 20, 2020, stranded Ethiopian migrants receive informational materials informing them how to protect themselves against the coronavirus, in Bosaso, Somalia. A half-year into the most momentous pandemic in decades, it's hard to imagine that anyone, anywhere hasn't heard of the coronavirus but hundreds of migrants arriving in Somalia are proving some people are still unaware of COVID-19. (International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Somalia via AP)

Who hasn't heard of COVID-19 by now? More than you think

Jun. 25, 2020 9:55 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A half-year into the most momentous pandemic in decades, it’s hard to imagine that anyone, anywhere has not heard of the coronavirus. But scores of migrants arriving in Somalia tell United Nations workers every day that they are unaware of COVID-19. Monitors for the International...

People raise their fists Tuesday, June 23, 2020 in Kansas City, Mo., as they protest the death of Black people, including Breonna Taylor, at the hands of police (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

5 Things to Know for Today

Jun. 25, 2020 6:22 AM EDT

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NOT EVERYONE HAS HEARD OF THE PANDEMIC Scores of migrants arriving in Somalia, many seeking employment in rich Gulf nations, tell U.N. workers every day that they are unaware of the coronavirus. 2....

Mobile teams testing people on the coronavirus collect their equipment at a fire station in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck, Germany, Monday, June 23, 2020. The mobile teams from the German Federal Armed Forces and aid organizations are formed to visit and test people in quarantine throughout the Guetersloh region. (David Inderlied/dpa via AP)

German region in new lockdown after slaughterhouse outbreak

Jun. 23, 2020 10:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities slapped new lockdown measures Tuesday on a western region that has seen hundreds of coronavirus infections linked to a slaughterhouse, trying to make sure the cluster doesn't race into the wider community. Authorities initially said more than 1,550 people had tested...

Plastic partitions separate patrons at Jake's Dilemma the first day of the phase two reopening of the city during the current coronavirus outbreak, Monday, June 22, 2020, in New York. In phase two, restaurants are allowed have customers seated for outdoor dining but with some restrictions. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Surging US virus cases raise fear that progress is slipping

Jun. 22, 2020 10:04 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Alarming surges in coronavirus cases across the U.S. South and West raised fears Monday that the outbreak is spiraling out of control and that hard-won progress against the scourge is slipping away because of resistance among many Americans to wearing masks and keeping their...

Commuters wearing protective face masks to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus line up to board a bus at a bus terminal in Beijing, Monday, June 22, 2020. A Beijing government spokesperson said the city has contained the momentum of a recent coronavirus outbreak that has infected a few hundreds of people, after the number of daily new cases fell to single digits. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The Latest: China reports 22 newly confirmed cases of virus

Jun. 22, 2020 9:31 PM EDT

BEIJING — China has reported 22 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 13 in Beijing, a day after a city government spokesperson said containment measures had slowed the momentum of an outbreak in the capital that has infected more than 200 people. Another nine cases were brought by Chinese...

Members of Sri Lanka's St John's ambulance service spray disinfectants in a public school to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, June 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Asia Today: 4th-worst-hit India sees rural virus cases soar

Jun. 22, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s coronavirus caseload has risen to 425,282 as infections soar in rural areas to which migrant workers fleeing major cities have returned in recent weeks. India’s health ministry on Monday reported 14,821 new cases and about 300 new deaths, bring the toll of fatalities...

A sign of temporarily closure is displayed in front of Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, and one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: South Korea has biggest daily rise in 3 weeks

Jun. 19, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported its largest 24-hour increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in about three weeks amid an upward trend in new infections. Officials said Saturday that the 67 additional cases raise the country’s total to 12,373, with 280 deaths. The 67 cases is the...

In this photograph taken Thursday May 21, 2020, Dr. Hugo Tempelman tests a member of the Ndlovu Youth Choir for Covid-19 at a clinic in the Moutse Valley, 160 kms (100 miles) north east of Johannesburg, South Africa. Finalists of the 2019 edition of the U.S. television show America's Got Talent, the coronavirus crisis put the choir's dreams on hold, as their tour got cancelled, and they returned to rural South Africa. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Britain lowers virus alert, Germany sees spike in cases

Jun. 19, 2020 7:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Britain lowered its coronavirus threat level one notch Friday, becoming the latest country to claim it's getting a national outbreak under control. The U.K.’s Joint Biosecurity Center recommended moving the COVID-19 risk in the country from the second-highest level, 4 - meaning...