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The Latest: Tokyo hits 6-month high in cases before Olympics

TOKYO — Tokyo has hit another six-month high in new coronavirus cases, one day before the Olympics. The 1,979 new cases Thursday are the highest since 2,044 were recorded on Jan. 15. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and the International Olympic Committee have been determined to hold the Olympics despite the pandemic. Suga placed Tokyo under… Read More »

Family ‘hits the jackpot’ in quarantine hotel lottery, gets stuck in Ritz-Carlton

Quarantining in Singapore can be a dismal or luxury experience — but you won’t know until you reach your hotel. The majority of current arrivals to the sovereign island city-state are required to quarantine in a hotel room for 14 days, to ensure they do not spread the coronavirus. But the quality of hotels varies… Read More »

Australia hits unwanted COVID milestone

Australia has passed an unwanted milestone in the battle against COVID-19 after recording the country’s 8000th confirmed case since the pandemic began. Deputy chief medical officer Professor Michael Kidd announced on Thursday the number of people hospitalised or in intensive care across the country had also increased, a development he described as “very concerning”. There… Read More »

Riots, escapes, and fear as coronavirus hits juvenile centers hard

Nicole Hingle wasn’t surprised when the call came. Frustrations had been building inside juvenile detention centers nationwide as the number of coronavirus cases continued to climb. Now, her 17-year-old son Jace, was on the phone telling her around 40 kids had rioted at his facility in Louisiana — the same state where more than a… Read More »