‘A wild ride’: Reining in the virus, contact tracers fight fear, COVID-19

TÓNANEESDIZÍ Standing alongside her grandmother toward ha’a’aah every morning before sunrise, Krishanya Smith would pray to t’áá ałtsoní Áyiilaii. “Bił naashnishígíí bił honílǫ́ǫ doo, t’áá shǫǫdí,” she’d ask Áyiilaaígíí. She’d say reverently: “Díí naashnishígíí t’áá íiyisíí bee nizhónígo ída’diilnííł, dóó kǫ́ǫ́ nihik’éí dóó nihidine’é baa ída’diilnííł.” Smith, who’s Bit’ahnii, is […]

Thailand to expand virus testing at factories

Eufemia Didonato

BANGKOK — Authorities in Thailand say they plan to expand coronavirus testing to thousands of factories in a province near Bangkok as they reported 365 new cases around the country and one new death. Authorities have focused their efforts on migrant workers in Samut Sakhon, a province next to the […]

VIRUS TODAY: Americans celebrate Thanksgiving differently

Eufemia Didonato

Here’s what’s happening Thursday with the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.: — The coronavirus pandemic continues to encroach on traditions. Many Thanksgiving feasts on Thursday are somber, being scaled back, not held at all, or held virtually as Americans cope with their losses and restrictions aimed at beating back the […]

Lamont: $10,000 fines on businesses that break virus rules

Eufemia Didonato

Dave Collins, Associated Press Updated 4:13 pm EST, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A few flagrant violations of Connecticut’s coronavirus rules and concerns about the holiday shopping season have prompted Gov. Ned Lamont to impose a steep new $10,000 fine on businesses that don’t follow the mandates at […]