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CDC Likely To Recommend Shortening Coronavirus Quarantine Period

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| Federal health officials could reduce the quarantine from the currently recommended 14 days to as few as seven for people who test negative for the virus.

England Cuts Quarantine Time For Travelers With Negative COVID-19 Test

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Starting next month, some travelers going to England could cut their 14-day mandatory quarantine down to five days if a COVID-19 test comes up negative.

South Korea Faces New, Challenging Rise In Coronavirus Infections

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Previous spikes in South Korea were linked to outbreaks at churches and protests. Health officials say the current wave appears to have no links to any major groups or events.

Angela Merkel Raises Concern Over Coronavirus Vaccine Plan For Poorer Countries

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At a virtual meeting of the G20, the German chancellor said she was worried about vaccine availability.

Biden Reportedly To Choose Antony Blinken For Secretary Of State

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The president-elect is expected to announce the nomination of Blinken, who served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser under President Obama, early this week.

G-20 Summit Opens With Calls For United Response To Pandemic

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Saudi Arabia, which is hosting this year's virtual summit, opened up the two-day meeting urging leaders to mount a global response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kabul Battered By Rockets Ahead Of Pompeo's Planned Talks With Taliban

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The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks, which killed at least eight in the Afghan capital and came on a day when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was to discuss Afghan peace talks.

Donald Trump Jr. Tests Positive For The Coronavirus

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The president's son, who announced his diagnosis on Instagram, said he has no symptoms and feels fine. Trump Jr. said he plans to quarantine and "take it seriously."

Arctic Lockdown: COVID-19 Climbs In Canada's Far North

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A large and isolated region of northeastern Canada entered a two-week lockdown as coronavirus cases creep up in areas, including largely Indigenous communities, with limited access to intensive care.