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Delaware lawmaker suggests mask opponents kill themselves

DOVER, Del. (AP) — House leaders in Delaware on Friday chastised a fellow Democrat who suggested in an online discussion that those who don't support mask wearing amid an uptick in COVID-19 cases but do support gun rights should kill themselves with their guns. House leaders gave no ...

Investigation: No retaliation against COVID-19 whistleblower

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — There's nothing to indicate the Florida Department of Health told an employee to falsify COVID-19 data and she wasn't fired out of retaliation, according to a state investigator's report released this month. Former department employee Rebekah Jones received national ...

Cyprus gets rid of required COVID-19 tests for visitors

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Travelers to Cyprus will no longer be required to show either a valid COVID-19 vaccination or a recovery certificate and won't need to produce a negative recent COVID-19 test of June 1, the Cypriot government said Friday. The government also decided to abolish a ...

Chicago, Peoria areas now rated high for coronavirus

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago, Cook County, and surrounding counties and counties around Peoria are now rated at High Community Level for COVID-19, Illinois health officials said Thursday. Thirty other counties in the state are now rated at Medium Community Level, according to the ...

School loses challenge to expired Michigan mask order

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed a Catholic school's challenge to Michigan's 2020-21 mask order. The Whitmer administration policy during the COVID-19 pandemic was dropped about a year ago, making the lawsuit moot, the court said. The appeal was heard ...

Austrian COVID vaccine mandate to remain suspended in summer

BERLIN (AP) — Austria's coronavirus vaccination mandate has been suspended for another three months until the end of August. A parliamentary committee signed off Wednesday on an order from the health minister extending the suspension, the Austria Press Agency reported. Officials said on ...