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Japan widens virus curbs, including in Tokyo, as cases surge

Jan. 19, 2022 06:21 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo and a dozen other areas in Japan will face new COVID-19 restrictions effective Friday, with local leaders shortening hours for restaurants, as omicron cases hit a record high in the capital. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced that the areas will be placed...

Nevada casinos data: Jobs lost, revenues down amid pandemic

Jan. 14, 2022 18:12 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The economic effect of the coronavirus pandemic emerged in stark numbers in an annual report showing a decrease in employees at Nevada’s biggest casinos and anemic revenues during the 12 months that followed a statewide casino shutdown in 2020. The Nevada Gaming...

Maine might permanently let restaurants sell to-go alcohol

Jan. 11, 2022 12:15 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine lawmaker has proposed to permanently allow restaurants and bars to sell alcohol on a to-go basis. The businesses have been able to sell alcohol through takeout and delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic if it's accompanied by a food order. Distilleries...

Former PM tests positive as omicron cases rise in Australia

Jan. 07, 2022 21:38 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, as case numbers hit new highs across the country and health officials warned that the real number of cases is likely much higher than testing shows. Turnbull, who was prime...

Germany to toughen restaurant rules, cut COVID quarantine

Jan. 07, 2022 12:09 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s leaders agreed Friday to toughen requirements for entry to restaurants and bars, and decided to shorten quarantine and self-isolation periods as the omicron variant spreads fast through the country. Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the 16 state governors built...

Some virus restrictions back in Australia as omicron surges

Jan. 07, 2022 00:37 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s most populous state reinstated some restrictions and suspended elective surgeries on Friday as COVID-19 cases surged to another record. New South Wales reported 38,625 new cases, prompting Premier Dominic Perrottet to announce regulations banning dancing...

Party-goers urged not to travel across UK as omicron surges

Dec. 31, 2021 13:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Officials have warned revellers in Scotland and Wales to think twice before travelling to England to ring in the new year, highlighting how the four parts of the U.K. were again taking starkly different approaches to coronavirus restrictions amid record-high infections and soaring...

Live updates: Mexico approves use of Cuba's Abdala vaccine

Dec. 29, 2021 20:19 PM EST

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s health safety council has approved the use of Cuba’s three-dose Abdala coronavirus vaccine. The council said Wednesday that it has sufficient evidence the vaccine is safe and effective. The approval for emergency use does not necessarily...

DC to require vaccinations for clubs, bars and all students

Dec. 22, 2021 15:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia government is imposing a series of COVID-19 vaccine mandates as it intensifies virus protocols in response to spiraling infection numbers and the march of the omicron variant. Starting in mid-January, residents over age 12 will have to...

Governor signs measure legalizing sports gambling in Ohio

Dec. 22, 2021 15:24 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday signed legislation to legalize sports gambling in Ohio. Ohio lawmakers approved legislation earlier this month that will allow people to place sports bets online, at casinos, racinos, and at stand-alone betting kiosks in bars,...