The Latest: First batch of Beijing students resumes classes

BEIJING – About one-third of students returned to school in the Chinese capital on Saturday in a staggered start to the new school year because of the coronavirus. The first…

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The Latest: India overtakes Russia, now 3rd in virus cases

NEW DELHI – India has overtaken Russia to become the third worst-affected nation by the coronavirus after reporting 24,248 new cases Monday. India has now confirmed 697,413 cases, including 19,693…

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The Latest: South Africa’s daily rise surpasses 10,000

JOHANNESBURG – For the first time, South Africa is reporting more than 10,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases in a single day. That brings the country’s total confirmed cases to more…

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The Latest: China halts poultry imports from Tyson factory

BEIJING – The Chinese customs agency has suspended poultry imports from a Tyson Co. facility in the United States after coronavirus cases were confirmed among its employees. The announcement Sunday…

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The Latest: UN chief says stranded seafarers are key workers

UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. secretary-general says COVID-19 travel restrictions have left hundreds of thousands of the world’s 2 million seafarers stranded at sea for months, and is calling on…

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The Latest: Britain to require virus quarantine for arrivals

LONDON – Travelers to Britain are now being required to go into quarantine for two weeks – a sweeping measure meant to halt the further spread of COVID-19. Starting Monday,…

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The Latest: India reports biggest single-day spike in cases

NEW DELHI – India surpassed Italy as the sixth worst-hit by the coronavirus pandemic after another biggest single-day spike in confirmed infections. The Health Ministry reported 9,887 new cases on…

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The Latest: Pakistan sees single-day high of 88 virus deaths

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can…

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The Latest: South Korea may reimpose social distancing rules

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can…

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The Latest: Russia reports its highest single-day death toll

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can…

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