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COVID-19

Wed. 8:56 a.m.: France requires COVID pass for Eiffel Tower, tourist venues

PARIS (AP) — Visitors now need a special COVID pass to ride up the Eiffel Tower or visit French museums or movie theaters, the first step in a new campaign against what the government calls a "stratospheric" rise in delta variant infections. As the new rule came into effect today, tourists ...

Nearly half of Ohio has vaccine

Ohio is inching closer to having 50 percent of its population receiving at least one dose of the three COVID-19 vaccination shots, according the Ohio Department of Health. Of the state’s population, 48.48 percent have received at least one dose as of Monday, according to state statistics. ...

Tue. 9:16 a.m.: India’s pandemic death toll could be in the millions

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's excess deaths during the pandemic could be a staggering 10 times the official COVID-19 toll, likely making it modern India's worst human tragedy, according to the most comprehensive research yet on the ravages of the virus in the South Asian country. Most experts ...

Tue. 8:56 a.m.: Japanese PM Suga says world should see safe Olympics staged

TOKYO (AP) — The world needs to see that Japan can stage a safe Olympics, the country's prime minister told sports officials today ahead of the Tokyo Games. Tens of thousands of athletes, officials, games staff and media are arriving in Japan amid a local state of emergency and widespread ...

Tue. 8:48 a.m.: Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow

CAIRO (AP) — Muslims around the world were observing today yet another major Islamic holiday in the shadow of the pandemic and amid growing concerns about the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus. Eid al-Adha, or the "Feast of Sacrifice," is typically marked by communal ...