Pandemic halts vaccination for nearly 80 million children

LONDON (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is interrupting immunization against diseases including measles, polio and cholera that could put the lives of nearly 80 million children under the age of 1 at risk, according to a new analysis from the World Health Organization and partners. In a new report issued on Friday, health officials warned […]

The Latest: Turkey eases lockdowns for seniors, children

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Turkish senior citizens allowed to leave home for second time since lockdown. — Malls […]

Mayor: 52 NYC children diagnosed with inflammatory syndrome

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is reporting more cases of a rare pediatric syndrome possibly linked to the coronavirus. Meanwhile, data released Tuesday shows that nine out of 10 people arrested for coronavirus-related offenses in New York City have been black or Hispanic. Here are the latest coronavirus-related developments in New York: ______ […]

CDC alerts doctors to COVID-19 linked condition in children

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning doctors about a serious rare inflammatory condition in children linked with the coronavirus. In an alert issued Thursday, the CDC called the condition multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. The agency’s case definition includes current or recent COVID-19 infection or exposure to the virus, a fever […]

Kenya: Police kill 2 children, fetus trying to catch suspect

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Two children and and an unborn child were killed in a Kenyan police operation aimed at detaining a family member, a human rights group said Saturday. Police confirmed the children’s deaths and asserted they were used as “human shields” by the man, whom they called a suspected Islamic extremist with an […]

Children let out to play as Turkey mulls tests for tourists

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s parks filled with the sound of children Wednesday as the government allowed people ages 14 and under to leave home for the first time in 40 days. As the Turkish government continues to loosen some of its coronavirus restrictions, the country’s youngest residents may now venture out for four hours […]

French parents anguish over sending children back to school

PARIS (AP) — As France prepares to start letting public life resume after eight weeks under a coronavirus lockdown,many parents are deeply torn over a question without a clear or correct answer: Should I send my child back to school? The French government is easing some of the closure and home-confinement orders it imposed March […]

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