Tag Archives: 2019-2020 coronavirus pandemic

Polish president backs lockdown despite business frustration

Poland’s president says he understands the “despair” of people opening their businesses in defiance of the anti-COVID-19 lockdown to survive, but says they must keep to government-ordered restrictions By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA Associated Press January 25, 2021, 3:26 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s president on […]

Pope again cancels appearances due to nerve pain

Pope Francis is once again canceling public appearances due to nerve pain ByThe Associated Press January 23, 2021, 9:19 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is once again canceling public appearances due to nerve pain. Francis will not participate in three events over the […]

Tunisia bans protests, extends curfew as virus cases jump

Tunisia is extending its virus curfew and banning demonstrations for three weeks as it tries to stem a rapid rise in infections By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA Associated Press January 23, 2021, 3:30 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisia is extending its virus curfew and banning […]

Mexico looks to reopen schools in just one of its states

Mexico plans to start vaccinating teachers and other school personnel in one of the country’s 32 states this weekend with an eye toward resuming in-person classes there as early as late next month By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN Associated Press January 23, 2021, 12:12 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MEXICO […]

Mexico posts new daily highs for pandemic cases and deaths

Mexico has posted new highs for the pandemic, with 22,339 newly confirmed coronavirus infections and 1,803 deaths related to COVID-19 recorded in the previous 24 hours ByThe Associated Press January 22, 2021, 2:38 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MEXICO CITY — Mexico posted new one-day highs for the […]

Albania expels Russian diplomat, citing lockdown breaches

Albania has expelled a Russian diplomat for not respecting the country’s virus lockdown rules ByThe Associated Press January 21, 2021, 7:08 PM • 2 min read TIRANA, Albania — Albania on Thursday expelled a Russian diplomat for allegedly not respecting the country’s virus lockdown rules. An Albanian foreign ministry statement declared Alexey Krivosheev “person non […]

Thai court gives record 43-year sentence for insulting king

A court in Thailand has sentenced a former civil servant to a record record prison term of 43 years and six months for breaching the country’s strict law on insulting or defaming the monarchy By CHALIDA EKVITTHAYAVECHNUKUL Associated Press January 20, 2021, 12:15 AM • 5 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

After seeing floods, Indonesian leader visits quake zone

Relief workers worked to clear up rubble of collapsed buildings on an Indonesian island where a deadly earthquake left thousands of people homeless By NINIEK KARMINI and YUSUF WAHIL Associated Press January 19, 2021, 6:27 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MAMUJU, Indonesia — Relief workers worked to clear […]

Venezuela’s Maduro sends oxygen to Brazil amid virus spike

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has authorized the dispatch of oxygen to Brazil to help its South American neighbor treat people sickened in another coronavirus wave ByThe Associated Press January 18, 2021, 6:34 PM • 3 min read CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has authorized the dispatch of oxygen to Brazil to help its […]

China economy grows in 2020 as rebound from virus gains

China reports its economy grew 2.3% in 2020 as a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic accelerated while the United States, Europe and Japan struggled with disease outbreaks By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer January 18, 2021, 2:27 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China’s economy grew 2.3% […]