• “We love you NHS”: UK health service gears up for virus peak

    LONDON (AP) — Dr. Nishant Joshi is on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic — and he’s angry.

  • Athletes Village for Olympics could house virus patients

    TOKYO (AP) — The under-construction Athletes Village for the Tokyo Olympics could be used as a temporary hospital for coronavirus patients.

  • The daily terrors: Improvising in a makeshift ICU in Spain

    BADALONA, Spain (AP) — The tension is palpable. There is no non-essential talking. An orchestra of medical monitors marks the tempo with an endless series of soft, distinct beeps.

  • Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to virus

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world’s largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, with officials warning that containing the disease among more than 1 million tightly packed Rohingya Muslims will be a daunting task.

  • After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

    BNEI BRAK, Israel (AP) — Early this week, the streets of the central Israeli city of Bnei Brak were bustling with shoppers as ultra-Orthodox residents, obeying their religious leaders, ignored pleas to stay home in the face of the coronavirus threat.

  • In coastal Ecuador city families wait with the mounting dead

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Daniel Larrea died Monday after a week of high fever, struggling to breathe and steadily turning blue. Then a new nightmare began for his family. No one in their city on Ecuador’s Pacific coast would pick up his body.

  • Spanish hospital personnel must improvise in a makeshift ICU

    BADALONA, Spain (AP) — The tension is palpable. There is no non-essential talking. An orchestra of medical monitors marks the tempo with an endless series of soft, distinct beeps.

  • Agonizing decisions being made in Spain’s virus hot spots

    ZARZA DE TAJO, Spain (AP) — Raquel Fernández watched as cemetery workers lowered her grandmother’s casket into the grave and placed it on top of the coffin of her grandfather, buried just three days earlier.

  • Beijing 2022 planners assessing impact of postponing Tokyo

    BEIJING (AP) — Organizers of the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing say they will conduct a “detailed assessment” of the impact on their plans of the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics to next year.

  • Asian shares skid on virus worries, bleak BOJ survey

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were meandering Thursday after a White House warning that as many as 240,000 Americans might die of the coronavirus sent Wall Street tumbling and signs of the outbreak’s global economic cost increased.