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China tightens restrictions as rise in virus cases reported

BEIJING (AP) — Everyone in a district of 1.8 million people in China's southern metropolis of Guangzhou was ordered to stay home for virus testing Saturday and a major city in the southwest closed schools as another rise in infections was reported. Nationwide, a total of 11,773 infections ...

17 new COVID-19 deaths, 27 hospitalized

On Nov. 10, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced 1,217 new positive COVID-19 test results between Nov. 3 and Nov. 9. For the previous week, DHHS announce 17 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends. There are ...

Virus lockdowns hit China economic powerhouse Guangzhou

BEIJING (AP) — A surge in COVID-19 cases has spurred lockdowns in the southern Chinese manufacturing hub of Guangzhou, adding to financial pressure that has disrupted global supply chains and sharply slowed growth in the world's second-largest economy. Residents in districts encompassing ...

Report finds profound pandemic impact on Virginia education

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's teacher workforce is smaller, unhappier and less qualified than before the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia's nonpartisan legislative watchdog agency said in a report Monday that urged the state to boost funding to address the issue. Staffers of the Joint ...

Reports say China aiming for less disruptive COVID policies

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials are trying to quell an outcry over the death of a 3-year-old boy from a quarantined residential compound that added to public anger at anti-virus controls that have confined millions of people to their homes. The boy died at a hospital in Lanzhou of carbon ...