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Virus surge fears, UK leader’s quarantine, mar ‘Freedom Day’

LONDON – Corks popped, beats boomed out and giddy revelers rushed onto dancefloors when England’s nightclubs reopened Monday as the country lifted most remaining coronavirus restrictions after more than a year of lockdowns, mask mandates and other pandemic-related curbs on freedom. For clubbers and nightclub owners, the moment lived up to its media-given moniker, “Freedom… Read More »

Mask mandate back on in Los Angeles as virus cases rise

Loading the player… Los Angeles County residents will again be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status, while the University of California system said that students, faculty and staff must be inoculated against the coronavirus to return to campuses. The announcements Thursday came amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, most of them… Read More »

The Latest: S Korea virus cases spreading outside Seoul area

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has added 1,600 more coronavirus cases, with infections spreading beyond the hard-hit capital area where officials have enforced the country’s toughest social distancing restrictions. The number of cases reported Thursday nearly match the one-day record of 1,615 set only a day earlier and marks the ninth straight day with… Read More »

Indonesia preps worst-case virus scenario

Indonesia has prepared backup medical facilities for a worst-case scenario where daily coronavirus infections reach 40,000 to 50,000, an official says, as the country reported another day of record fatalities from its worst outbreak so far. Indonesia has one of Asia’s most severe COVID-19 epidemics, exacerbated by the highly infectious Delta variant, with hospitals overstretched,… Read More »