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COVID-19

Tue. 8:31 a.m.: Hong Kong to kill 2,000 animals after hamsters get COVID-19

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong authorities said today that they will kill about 2,000 small animals, including hamsters, after several tested positive for the coronavirus at a pet store where an employee was also infected. The city will also stop the sale of hamsters and the import of small ...

Mon. 10:59 a.m.: Beijing to offer Olympic tickets to ‘selected’ spectators

BEIJING (AP) — Only "selected" spectators will be permitted at next month's Beijing Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said today. Beijing had already announced that no fans from outside the country would be permitted at the events, and had not offered tickets to the ...

Mon. 8:34 a.m.: Djokovic lands in Serbia after deportation from Australia

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic could be barred from the French Open later this year because he's not vaccinated against COVID-19, a possibility that raised the stakes for the tennis star just hours after he was deported from Australia and prevented from defending his Australian Open ...

State behind on COVID-19 case count

The state reported more than double its previous record high number of COVID-19 cases Friday because of a lag as the Ohio Department of Health admitted it hasn’t kept an accurate case count by an unprecedented amount. It’s a problem that won’t be resolved “for the next several ...

Mahoning nursing home, prison cases remain high

COVID-19 cases remained high at Mahoning County nursing homes and assisted-living facilities this week, while it continued to rise at such facilities across the state and also remained high at area prisons. Ohio Department of Health data continues to show about 15 Mahoning County nursing ...