Tag: Public health

Hard-hit restaurants feed COVID doctors, nurses to survive

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PORTLAND, Ore. — It was the week after Christmas and coronavirus case numbers and hospitalizations were soaring in Portland, Oregon. ...

Czechs re-declare state of emergency to keep restrictions

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PRAGUE — The Czech government on Sunday re-declared a state of emergency for next two weeks to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in one of...

Austria warns against travel to Tyrol, eases virus curbs

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VIENNA — Austria on Monday issued a warning against travel to its Tyrol province amid concerns over cases of a coronavirus variant first discovered...

Germany to reinstate border controls over virus variant

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BERLIN — The German government decided Thursday to temporarily reinstate border controls along its southeastern frontier after designating the Czech Republic and parts of...

Israel, Cyprus reach tourism deal for vaccinated travelers

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JERUSALEM — Israel and Cyprus announced a tourism agreement Sunday to allow citizens who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus to travel between the...

ECB’s Lagarde: Pandemic continues to threaten economy

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FRANKFURT, Germany — The head of the European Central Bank says the winter surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of mutated variants of...

Conference tournaments still on schedule despite concerns

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Gonzaga's Mark Few isn't being asked the usual question of where his team should be seeded for next month's NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs remain...

Italy won’t open its ski slopes due to virus fears

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ROME — The Italian government on Sunday abruptly delayed opening Italy's beloved ski season because a coronavirus variant was detected in a good portion...

Dutch will extend coronavirus curfew until March 3

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch government announced Monday it is extending the country's curfew until March 3, declaring that was necessary to slow...

South Africa’s Ramaphosa urges support for vaccination drive

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JOHANNESBURG — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa urged support for his government’s efforts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic as it struggles to implement...