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The Latest: France imposes new rules requiring outdoor masks

Beach resorts along France’s Atlantic coast, picturesque promenades on the Loire River, farmers markets in the Alps — they’re among scores of spots around France where everyone is now required to wear a mask outdoors
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A person wearing a face mask is seen in Melbourne, Australia Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state was declared a disaster with sweeping new coronavirus restrictions imposed across Melbourne and elsewhere from Sunday night. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)
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Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas

Isaias is near hurricane strength early Monday as it approaches the Carolinas, just a day after bands of heavy rain from the tropical storm lashed Florida's east coast as state officials dealt with surging cases of the coronavirus
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Beachgoers pack Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 as Tropical Storm Isaias moves along the Southeast Coast. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)
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Asia Today: More restrictions in Australia's Victoria state

Victoria state, Australia’s coronavirus hot spot, has announced that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus
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An Indonesian teacher wears a mask and face shield as a precaution against the new coronavirus as she teaches at a class in Bekasi on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
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Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

Parents in some states are getting their first look at a new school year as the coronavirus continues to cause upheaval in school systems around the country
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August 03

Philippine capital returning to lockdown as virus surges

The Philippine president has agreed to place the capital and outlying provinces back under a lockdown after medical groups declared that the country was waging “a losing battle” against the coronavirus amid an alarming surge in infections
August 03
Health workers perform a rapid test on a patient at a parking lot that has been converted into an extension of the Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center in Manila, Philippines on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is reimposing a moderate lockdown in the capital and outlying provinces after medical groups appealed for the move as coronavirus infections surge alarmingly. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
August 03

Isaias strengthens slightly as it crawls up Florida coast

Florida’s east coast is getting heavy rain from Tropical Storm Isaias, with state officials dealing with surging cases of the coronavirus
August 03
Beach goers watch waves churned up by Tropical Storm Isaias near Jaycee Beach Park, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Vero Beach, Fla. Isaias weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm late Saturday afternoon, but was still expected to bring heavy rain and flooding as it barrels toward Florida. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 03

The Latest: China's Xinjiang region has 28 new cases

Numbers of new COVID-19 cases in China’s far northwestern region of Xinjiang are continuing to fall, with 28 reported on Monday
August 03
Chairman Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., left, speaks with Acting U.S. Park Police Chief Gregory T. Monahan, prior to a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on actions taken on June 1, 2020 at Lafayette Square, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)
August 03

Georgia teenager loses both parents to COVID-19 within a week

"We were a regular family, just trying to stay safe" during COVID-19, he says.
August 03
Georgia teen Justin Hunter, who lost both his parents to COVID-19 within a week, is seen in this still video image.
August 03

Asia Today: Australia's Victoria state imposes curfew

The premier of Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state has declared a disaster among sweeping new coronavirus restrictions across Melbourne and elsewhere from Sunday night
August 03
A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus poses for a selfie in front of a wall of stuffed animals at an arcade in Beijing, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. China reported a more than 50% drop in new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday in a possible sign that its latest major outbreak in the northwestern region of Xinjiang may be waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 02

Annual Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirring virus concerns

South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, is bracing to host hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
August 02
August 02

The Latest: Italy's tally of new virus cases down to 239

Italy says the number of new confirmed cases of the coronavirus nudged lower to 239 in the last 24 hours, while all eight deaths were recorded in Lombardy, the epicenter of the country's epidemic
August 02
FILE- In this July 8, 2020 file photo, Eric Antosh has a nasal swab taken by a nurse at a COVID-19 testing site in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York broke a COVID-19 testing record Friday, July 31, 2020, by conducting 82,737 tests, the highest number ever conducted in a single day in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Saturday in a written statement. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 02

Virus surges in India, Philippines; Australia imposes curfew

India has reported nearly 55,000 new coronavirus cases and the Philippines recorded another daily high to surpass 100,000 total infections
August 02
A man, wearing a protective face mask, kisses his girlfriend's hand on Sabana Grande boulevard in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
August 02

South Africa hits 500,000 infections but president hopeful

South Africa has exceeded a half-million confirmed cases of COVID-19 but President Cyril Ramaphosa says he sees “promising signs” that the rapid growth of cases has stabilized and that the country’s strained health system is managing to cope
August 02
Tour operators take part in a protest in Cape Town, South Africa, Friday July 31, 2020. Various tourism operators staged a slow drive protest as they struggle to make ends meet under the COVID-19 lockdown regulations. (Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)
August 02

As vaccines move into phase 3 trials, diversity must be at top of agenda

Researchers worry that clinical vaccine trials haven't been diverse enough.
August 02
One of the first South African vaccine participants gets injected during the clinical trial for a potential vaccine against the COVID-19 at the Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, South Africa, June 24, 2020.
August 02

Scientists study coronavirus outbreaks among minks in Europe

Coronavirus outbreaks at mink breeding farms in Spain and the Netherlands have scientists digging into how the animals got infected and if they can spread it to people
August 02
August 02

Debate begins for who's first in line for COVID-19 vaccine

Who will be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine
August 02
August 02

Philippines virus cases top 100,000 in 'losing battle'

Coronavirus infections in the Philippines surged past 100,000 Sunday in a troubling milestone after medical groups declared that the country was waging “a losing battle” against the virus and asked the president to reimpose a lockdown in the capital
August 02
Parishioners wearing masks as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID19 pray during a Mass at the Our Lady of Consolation Parish on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Quezon city, Philippines. Coronavirus infections in the Philippines continues to surge Sunday as medical groups declared the country was waging "a losing battle" against the contagion and asked the president to reimpose a lockdown in the capital. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
August 02

In Africa, stigma surrounding coronavirus hinders response

A dangerous stigma has sprung up around the coronavirus in Africa — fueled, in part, by severe quarantine rules in some countries as well as insufficient information about the virus
August 02
August 02

Despite virus threat, Black voters wary of voting by mail

Many Black voters are skeptical of voting by mail even as states seek to expand that option during the coronavirus pandemic
August 02
August 02

Isaias weakens; may strengthen on path to virus-hit Florida

Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it blew through the Bahamas and churned toward Florida's heavily populated east coast
August 02
A beach goer attempts to set up a beach umbrella, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Palm Beach, Fla. Hurricane Isaias is headed toward the Florida coast, where officials have closed beaches, parks and coronavirus testing sites. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
August 02

Texas governor to skip GOP convention

More than 4.6 million people in the U.S. have now been diagnosed with COVID-19.
August 02
Chatting with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, left, President Donald Trump stands with Rep. Mike Conaway, right, after their arrival in Midland, Texas, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.
August 01

The Latest: South Africa surpasses 500,000 COVID-19 cases

South Africa on Saturday surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50% of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa’s 54 countries
August 01
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, right, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, arrive at the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the Capitol to resume talks on a COVID-19 relief bill, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
August 01

South Africa hits 500,000 confirmed cases, still not at peak

South Africa on Saturday surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50% of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa’s 54 countries
August 01
FILE - This July 10, 2020 file photo shows Covid-19 patients being treated with oxygen at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa. South Africa has exceeded 500.000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50% of all reported cases in Africa's 54 countries. Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize announced the new total on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
August 01

Mexico No. 3 in virus deaths; storm could hinder US response

Mexico now has the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind Brazil and the United States
August 01
A health worker draws blood for COVID-19 test in Hanoi, Vietnam on Friday, July 31, 2020. Vietnamese state media on Friday reported the country's first-ever death of a person with the coronavirus as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days without any cases. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
August 01

Italian island runs out of room to quarantine new migrants

About 250 more Tunisian migrants in small boats have reached a tiny Italian island that has run out of room to quarantine them
August 01
FILE -- In this file photo migrants sit on the quay after disembarking at Lampedusa harbor, Italy, on June 29, 2019. Small boats filled with more Tunisian migrants have reached a tiny Italian island, which had no room to quarantine them Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, amid the pandemic. Sicilian daily Giornale di Sicilia quoted Lampedusa Mayor Toto' Martello as saying the island can’t wait until the government sends a ferry as promised so they can be safely isolated for 14 days as part of anti-COVID-19 measures. (AP Photo/Annalisa Camilli)
August 01

Thousands protest in Berlin against coronavirus restrictions

German demonstrators proclaimed “the end of the pandemic” has arrived.
August 01
Protestors show a poster reading: 'Mask away' as they attend a demonstration with the slogan ‚The end of the pandemic - freedom day' - against coronavirus restrictions in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. It comes amid increasing concern about an upturn in infections in Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
August 01

Health officials link US salmonella outbreak to red onions

Federal officials say an outbreak of salmonella infecting nearly 400 people in more than 30 states has been linked to red onions and identified a California company as the likely source
August 01
August 01

Latino leaders urge better promotion of free virus tests

Tens of thousands of coronavirus test kits that went unused during a 12-day testing blitz in Phoenix's hardest-hit Latino neighborhoods shows a failure to spread the word to a community that’s often distrustful of government
August 01
A person is tested for the COVID-19 Coronavirus Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Cesar Chavez City Park in Phoenix. The two-week testing event is aimed at bringing tests to Phoenix's Laveen neighborhood, home to many Latinos and Blacks who have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. Latino leaders say governments need to do more to communicate effectively with Hispanic communities to ensure people know where to get tested and encourage them to participate. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 01

France starts testing travelers from 16 nations for virus

Travelers entering France from 16 countries where the coronavirus is circulating widely are having to undergo virus tests upon arrival at French airports and ports
August 01
A health worker is going to collect a nasal swab sample for COVID-19 test, at the Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, outside Paris, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. Travelers entering France from 16 countries where the coronavirus is circulating widely are having to undergo virus tests upon arrival at French airports and ports.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
August 01

Asia Today: SKorea arrests leader of church with big cluster

South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations that the church hampered anti-virus measures after thousands of worshippers were infected in February and March
August 01
People wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk along a street in Beijing, Friday, July 31, 2020. China is tightening travel restrictions in the capital of Xinjiang, where more than a hundred new cases were reported Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 01

Vietnam reports more than 3 dozen new cases, 3rd death

Vietnam reported more than three dozen new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, while a third person died of COVID-19 complications a day after the country reported its first-ever death from the disease
August 01
People wait in line for COVID-19 test in Hanoi, Vietnam, Friday, July 31, 2020. Vietnam reported on Friday the country's first ever death of a person with the coronavirus as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days without any cases. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
August 01

How California lost control over COVID-19 despite early successes

California recently surpassed New York with the most confirmed U.S. cases.
August 01
People enjoy the beach amid the coronavirus pandemic in Huntington Beach, Calif., June 14, 2020.
August 01

Vietnam reports 2nd death, more cases linked to hospital

A second person has died of coronavirus complications in Vietnam, a day after it recorded its first-ever death as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days with no local cases
August 01
People wait in line for COVID-19 test in Hanoi, Vietnam, Friday, July 31, 2020. Vietnam reported on Friday the country's first ever death of a person with the coronavirus as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days without any cases. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
August 01

Vietnam reports 3rd death, more cases linked to hospital

A third person has died of coronavirus complications in Vietnam, a day after it recorded its first-ever death as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days with no local cases
August 01
A health worker draws blood for COVID-19 test in Hanoi, Vietnam on Friday, July 31, 2020. Vietnamese state media on Friday reported the country's first-ever death of a person with the coronavirus as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days without any cases. (AP Photo/Hau Dinh)
August 01

Vaccine companies searching for 1-shot dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The race to develop a vaccine could include two types of doses.
August 01
A scientist at RNA medicines company Arcturus Therapeutics researches a vaccine for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at a laboratory in San Diego, Calif., March 17, 2020.
August 01

The Latest: Mexico now at No. 3 in world for COVID-19 deaths

Mexico has become the country with the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind the United States and Brazil
August 01
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus crisis hearing, Friday, July 31, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)
August 01

California officials report first virus death of a child

California health officials have reported the state’s first coronavirus death of a child
August 01
FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo, a physician assistant prepares to collect a nasal swab sample from a patient for COVID-19 testing at Xpress Urgent Care in Tustin, Calif. California health officials have reported the state’s first coronavirus death of a child. The state Department of Public Health said Friday, July 31, the victim was a teenager, had other health conditions and died in the Central Valley.  No other details were released. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
August 01

Vietnam reports 2nd death, more cases linked to hospital

A second person has died of coronavirus complications in Vietnam, a day after it recorded its first-ever death as it struggles with a renewed outbreak after 99 days with no local cases
August 01
This aerial photo shows quiet streets during social distancing in Hoi An, Vietnam, Friday, July 31, 2020. The old town, Vietnam's top tourist attraction, starts two weeks of social distancing on Friday morning in an attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Hieu Dinh)
July 31

Students return to campus amid virus growth in some states

The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren’t finding the typical mobs of students and parents
July 31
College students begin moving in for the fall semester at N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, July 31, 2020. The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren’t finding the typical mobs of students and parents. At N.C. State, the return of students was staggered over 10 days and students were greeted Friday by socially distant volunteers donning masks and face shields. . (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
July 31

Puerto Rico extends anti-coronavirus measures for 2 weeks

Puerto Rico’s governor has announced that she is extending for two more weeks measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus
July 31
July 31

New Jersey at 'very dangerous place' over coronavirus, governor says

Over 17.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
July 31
Governor Ron DeSantis during a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C, July 24, 2020.
July 31

Hard-hit Massachusetts worries COVID-19 respite is fleeting

Massachusetts widely reopened its economy early in July, but less than a month later, there’s an increasing sense of dread that the hard-hit state’s respite from the pandemic ultimately will be fleeting
July 31
A customer at Answer is Fitness gym, who asked that his name not be used, works out on a piece of exercise equipment, Monday, July 6, 2020, at the gym, in Canton, Mass. Casinos, gyms, movie theaters, and museums are among the businesses allowed to reopen in the state on Monday, under the third phase of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's coronavirus economic recovery plan. The rules don't apply to Boston, which is to move into phase three on July 13. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
July 31

GMA3: What You Need to Know 07/31/2020

Long-term heart effects of COVID-19; Puerto Rico gets hit by hurricane Isias and COVID-19; A socially distanced slumber party for 10,000 young women
July 31
GMA3: What You Need to Know 07/31/2020
July 31

Road trip? Quarantines mess with Americans' travel plans

Families trying to get in a last-minute vacation before school starts better do some homework on COVID-19 restrictions before loading up the minivan
July 31
Passengers boards a Casco Bay Lines ferry bound for Peaks Island, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Maine. State officials reported more cases of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
July 31

Fauci confident virus vaccine will get to Americans in 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci says he is confident that a coronavirus vaccine will be ready by early next year
July 31
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts his face mask during a House Subcommittee on the Coronavirus crisis hearing, Friday, July 31, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP)
July 31

Wisconsin Republicans 'stand ready' to kill mask requirement

The GOP Senate leader says Wisconsin Senate Republicans “stand ready” to strike down the statewide mask mandate that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers announced on Thursday
July 31
This image taken from video by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services shows Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Madison, Wis. Evers issued a statewide mask mandate amid a spike in coronavirus cases.
July 31

Despite virus threat, Black voters wary of voting by mail

Many Black voters are skeptical of voting by mail even as states seek to expand that option during the coronavirus pandemic
July 31
July 31

Sleepy lions, empty bars, lost jobs: A world without tourism

A new world without mass tourism is seeing lions sleep undisturbed in South Africa, quiet at the Louvre but agonizing pain and worry for millions around the world who depend on the global industry shattered by the coronavirus
July 31
An airport officer, center right, welcomes a passenger on his arrival at Bali airport, Indonesia on Friday, July 31, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali reopened for domestic tourists after months of lockdown due to a new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
July 31

‘I don't judge one crowd versus another crowd’: Fauci

Republican lawmaker Jim Jordan mounted an aggressive campaign to try to discredit Dr. Fauci's recommendation that Americans avoid crowds.
July 31
‘I don't judge one crowd versus another crowd’: Fauci
July 31

‘Unlikely COVID-19 is going to disappear’: Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top health officials told a House panel on Friday that the novel coronavirus would "likely continue for some time."
July 31
‘Unlikely COVID-19 is going to disappear’: Fauci