Officials in Tokyo alarmed as cases hit record highs

Officials in Tokyo alarmed as cases hit record highs

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando Japanese officials sounded the alarm Thursday after Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for two straight days with the Olympics well underway. “We have never experienced the expansion of the infections of this magnitude,”...
US extends expiration dates on J&J COVID vaccine to 6 months

US extends expiration dates on J&J COVID vaccine to 6 months

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando Federal health regulators on Wednesday again extended the expiration dates on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, providing health workers with six more weeks to use millions of doses of the shot.The Food and Drug...
Biden to launch vaccine push for millions of federal workers

Biden to launch vaccine push for millions of federal workers

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando Hoping to set a model for employers nationwide, President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that millions of federal workers must show proof they’ve received a coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular testing and stringent social...
EXPLAINER: Why masks are again advised for everyone indoors

EXPLAINER: Why masks are again advised for everyone indoors

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando Wait, we’re supposed to wear masks again? Even if we are vaccinated?For a large part of the U.S., that’s the latest advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC this week revisited and revised its guidance...
Governments, businesses race to reimpose mask mandates

Governments, businesses race to reimpose mask mandates

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando Governments and businesses are scrambling to change course following new federal guidance calling for the return of mask wearing in virus hot spots amid a dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations nationwide.Nevada and Kansas...
In breakthrough, Tanzania kicks off COVID-19 vaccinations

In breakthrough, Tanzania kicks off COVID-19 vaccinations

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando In a major breakthrough for one of the world’s last countries to embrace COVID-19 vaccines, Tanzania’s president kicked off the nation’s vaccination campaign Wednesday by publicly receiving a dose and urging others to do the...
The Latest: WHO says coronavirus deaths up 21% in last week

The Latest: WHO says coronavirus deaths up 21% in last week

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando GENEVA — The World Health Organization says the number of coronavirus deaths globally jumped by 21% in the last week.Most of the 69,000 deaths were reported in the Americas and Southeast Asia. The U.N. health agency also noted that...