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UK PM cautious on lockdown easing as new hotel regime starts

London - Britain is aiming for a "cautious but irreversible" plan to exit coronavirus lockdown, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday, as the first batch of travellers entered an enforced and expensive new hotel quarantine regime.

UK rolls out hotel quarantine for 'high risk' country returnees

London - The UK government will on Monday introduce mandatory hotel quarantine rules for arrivals from dozens of countries deemed "high risk" for coronavirus variants, as it tries to stop new strains spreading.

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can skip COVID quarantines

Fully vaccinated people who meet certain criteria will no longer be required to quarantine following exposure to someone with COVID-19, as long as they remain asymptomatic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says.

Strains show in Australia's 'gold standard' quarantine system

Sydney - New coronavirus variants are forcing Australia and New Zealand to rethink already-stringent quarantine rules for overseas visitors, even as their systems are replicated around the world.

Australia to keep quarantine beyond vaccine rollout

Sydney - Australia on Friday said it would keep a mandatory two-week quarantine for all overseas visitors, even as vaccinations are rolled out across the country and the world.

Two players test positive in new Australian Open blow

Melbourne - Two Australian Open tennis players have tested positive for the coronavirus, health officials said on Tuesday, in a new blow for the tournament which is facing a backlash from a wary public.

Kyrgios slams 'tool' Djokovic as Australian Open tensions run high

Melbourne - Australia's Nick Kyrgios dismissed world number one Novak Djokovic as a "tool" as a backlash grew against tennis players flown in for the Australian Open during a raging pandemic.

DJ Politik talks 'Wolf' single, digital age, life in quarantine Special

DJ Politik chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his new single "Wolf," being an artist in the digital age and life during the quarantine.

Cole Swindell talks 'Single Saturday Night,' life in quarantine Special

Country star Cole Swindell chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about "Single Saturday Night" and life during the quarantine.

Collin Raye talks about new album 'Scars,' and life in quarantine Special

Veteran country star Collin Raye chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his upcoming album "Scars," which will be released on Friday, November 20.

Kyle Lowder talks 'The Amityville Harvest,' quarantine, and fans Special

Award-winning actor and producer Kyle Lowder chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his new horror film "The Amityville Harvest," life in quarantine, and several upcoming fan events that are on the horizon.

FOX News president, anchors quarantine after COVID-19 exposure

The president of Fox News and several of the network’s top anchors have been advised to quarantine after being exposed to someone on a private flight who later tested positive for the coronavirus.

Exclusive interview with Jennifer Bassey: Award-winning actress Special

Acclaimed TV, stage and film actress Jennifer Bassey chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about "Kombucha Cure," "Quarantine," "All My Children," and "Anacostia." She offered advice to young and aspiring actors, and defined the word success.

Catching up with Joe Nichols: 'Merle Mondays,' life in quarantine Special

Country star Joe Nichols chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos while quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Chatting with Steve Stockmal: Music and life in quarantine Special

Greek-American musician and drummer Steve Stockmal chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his latest endeavors in music and life in quarantine.

Jerrod Niemann talks 'Tequila Kisses,' 'Ghost Rider,' quarantine Special

Country star Jerrod Niemann chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his new two songs "Tequila Kisses" and "Ghost Rider," as well as life in quarantine.

Review: Blink-182 releases spitfire music video for 'Quarantine' Special

Acclaimed rock group Blink-182 released their vivacious new music video for their song "Quarantine." Digital Journal has the scoop.

Hong Kong tightens quarantine rules for sea and flight crews

Fpo - Hong Kong will stop most ships from changing crews in the territory from Wednesday to cut back on quarantine exemptions blamed for causing a third wave of coronavirus cases.

Alicia Minshew talks 'Tainted Dreams,' 'Quarantine,' digital age Special

Emmy-nominated actress Alicia Minshew (ex-Kendall Hart on "All My Children") chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about the "Tainted Dreams," "Beacon Hill" and "Quarantine" digital series.

Op-Ed: Fauci and two other officials quarantine after exposure to virus

Dr. Anthony Fauci and two other top US health officials will self-quarantine for two weeks after coming in contact with people at the White House who tested positive for the coronavirus.

France says won't quarantine EU, Schengen area citizens

Paris - France said Sunday that it would not quarantine anyone arriving from the EU, the Schengen area or Britain due to the coronavirus, as it prepares to start easing confinement measures after two months of lockdown.

Robots and cameras: China's sci-fi quarantine watch

Bejing - Robots delivering meals, ghostly figures in hazmat suits and cameras pointed at front doors: China's methods to enforce coronavirus quarantines have looked like a sci-fi dystopia for legions of people.

Review: Long Island musician Phil Smith delights in 'Quarantine' concert Special

This week, award-winning Long Island musician Phil Smith entertained his fans virtually via a livestream "Quarantine" show.

Chatting with Marie Osmond: Inspiring message during quarantine Special

Multifaceted entertainer Marie Osmond (and co-host of "The Talk" on CBS) took some time from her busy schedule to chat with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about life in quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and she shared her latest endeavors.

Panama to restrict movement by gender during virus quarantine

Panama - The government of Panama on Monday announced strict quarantine measures that separate citizens by gender in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Trump decides against quarantine of New York region

Washington - US President Donald Trump decided late Saturday against imposing a broad two-week lockdown on New York and its neighbors after a strong pushback from local political leaders and warnings of the panic it could spark.

Viral humour helps Europe deal with fear, boredom of lockdown

London - As European governments moved to lock down their countries to curb the spread of the coronavirus, citizens turned to gallows humour to deal with the anxiety and boredom of their virtual house arrests.

Quarantine Motels spark fear in Virus-struck Washington State

Seattle - A project to set up "quarantine motels" in the US coronavirus epicenter of Washington state has infuriated local residents who fear they will be exposed to a high risk of infection.

Philippine president orders virus lockdown of capital

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced plans Thursday for a sweeping lockdown of the capital's 12 million people, including a halt to domestic travel, in a bid to contain the deadly new coronavirus.

COVID-19 patients can remain infectious for weeks after recovery

Patients with the new coronavirus keep the pathogen in their respiratory tract for as long as 37 days, a new study found, suggesting they could remain infectious for many weeks.
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WET: Dungeness crabs are prepared for sale on the sidewalk outside the Fishermen's Grotto restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.
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A new study suggests the incubation period for Ebola may need to be extended longer than 21-days.
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