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Eiffel Tower reopens; COVID passes required as of next week

PARIS (AP) — The Eiffel Tower is reopening for the first time in nine months even though France is under new rules aimed at taming the coronavirus' fast-spreading delta variant. The "Iron Lady" of Paris was ordered shut in October as France battled its second virus surge of the pandemic. The tower stayed shut for renovations even after most of the country's major tourist draws reopened last month. This week, […]

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Events

Delaware governor plans to lift state of emergency

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney says he plans to end the state of emergency he imposed in Delaware more than a year ago because of the coronavirus. Carney issued a statement Tuesday saying he intends to lift the state of emergency he declared in March 2020 on July 13. The announcement came roughly 48 hours after Carney quietly extended the state of emergency for the 16th time […]

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Maryland adds 517 more to COVID-19 death toll over pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland has revised the number of COVID-19 deaths in the state by adding 517 deaths that were not properly classified by medical certifiers over the past year. The health department said Thursday the update brings the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Maryland to 9,368. There were five more deaths over the past 24 hours. The state also raised the number of probable cases with […]

today05/28/2021 19

Events

Delaware joins list of states offering vaccine incentives

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware is joining the list of states offering cash and other incentives to entice both children and adults to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Officials said Tuesday that Delawareans 12 and older who are vaccinated between now until June 29 will be entered to win $5,000 in cash and other prizes in twice-weekly drawings. The eligibility extends to all children between ages 12 and 17 who have […]

today05/26/2021 8

Entertainment

Dracula’s castle proves an ideal setting for COVID-19 jabs

BUCHAREST (AP) — At Dracula's castle in picturesque Transylvania, Romanian doctors are offering a jab in the arm rather than a stake through the heart. A COVID-19 vaccination center has been set up on the periphery of Romania's Bran Castle, which is purported to be the inspiration behind Dracula's home in Bram Stoker's 19th-century gothic novel "Dracula." Every weekend through May "vaccination marathons" will be held just outside the storied […]

today05/11/2021 8

Events

Gov. Carney eases capacity restrictions on businesses

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democratic Gov. John Carney is easing most capacity restrictions that he imposed on businesses in Delaware in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Carney announced Tuesday that all capacity restrictions inside restaurants, retail and other business establishments, as well as houses of worship, will be lifted effective Friday, May 21. Officials said facilities will be able to use as much capacity as social […]

today05/05/2021 13

Events

Maryland public universities to require COVID-19 vaccine

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's public higher education system will require that students, faculty and staff returning to campuses in the fall be vaccinated against COVID-19. University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay Perman announced the decision in a statement Friday. The system will allow appropriate exemptions for medical or religious reasons. The announcement came a day after the 10-campus University of California system and the 23-campus California State University system said […]

today04/23/2021 7

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Hogan announces new initiatives to focus vaccination efforts

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced some added COVID-19 vaccination initiatives to better get shots into the arms of the unvaccinated. The governor outlined the "No Arm Left Behind" initiatives Wednesday. He says it will involve all state agencies and a variety of private companies. Hogan says Maryland has administered more than 4 million vaccines. He says 82% of people over 65 have been vaccinated, and […]

today04/22/2021 8

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Ted Nugent, who once dismissed COVID-19, sickened by virus

Rocker Ted Nugent is revealing he was in agony after testing positive for coronavirus — months after he said the virus was "not a real pandemic." In the video shot at his Michigan ranch, the "Cat Scratch Fever" singer repeatedly uses racist slurs to refer to COVID-19 and reiterates his previous stance that he wouldn't be getting the vaccine because he claims wrongly that "nobody knows what's in it." Nugent, […]

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