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Hong Kong to scrap isolation rule for new COVID-19 cases

Hong Kong to scrap isolation rule for new COVID-19 cases

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando Hong Kong will scrap its mandatory isolation rule for people infected with COVID-19 from Jan. 30 as part of its strategy to return the southern Chinese city to normalcy, the city's leader said on Thursday.For most of the pandemic over...

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WHO appeals to China to release more COVID-19 information

WHO appeals to China to release more COVID-19 information

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando The World Health Organization has appealed to China to keep releasing information about its wave of COVID-19 infections after the government announced nearly 60,000 deaths since early December following weeks of complaints it was failing...

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China reports almost 60,000 COVID-related deaths

China reports almost 60,000 COVID-related deaths

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando China on Saturday reported nearly 60,000 deaths in people who had COVID-19 since early December following complaints the government was failing to release data about the status of the pandemic.The death toll included 5,503 deaths due to...

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Pentagon drops COVID-19 vaccine mandate for troops

Pentagon drops COVID-19 vaccine mandate for troops

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando The Pentagon formally dropped its COVID-19 vaccination mandate Tuesday, but a new memo signed by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also gives commanders some discretion in how or whether to deploy troops who are not vaccinated.Austin’s memo...

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China halts visas for Japan, South Korea in COVID-19 spat

China halts visas for Japan, South Korea in COVID-19 spat

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando Chinese embassies suspended issuing new visas for South Koreans and Japanese on Tuesday in apparent retaliation for COVID-19 testing requirements recently imposed by those countries on travelers from China.The embassies in Tokyo and...

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EXPLAINER: Is China sharing enough COVID-19 information?

EXPLAINER: Is China sharing enough COVID-19 information?

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando As COVID-19 rips through China, other countries and the World Health Organization are calling on its government to share more comprehensive data on the outbreak. Some even say many of the numbers it's reporting are meaningless.Without...

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China seeks to minimize COVID-19 risk during travel rush

China seeks to minimize COVID-19 risk during travel rush

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando China is seeking to minimize the possibility of a major new COVID-19 outbreak during this month’s Lunar New Year travel rush following the end of most pandemic containment measures.The Transportation Ministry on Friday called on...

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