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New pressures arise as disease seems to level off but economy plummets

Where India is concerned, the commitment made by the Prime Minister is in an advanced stage of implementation. Assistance in material and services has been extended to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka: Ministry of External Affairs (2/2)

Were Californians exposed to #coronavirus  last year? The Stanford researchers tested 3,200 volunteers at three testing sites in the Bay Area. They are expected to publish the conclusions of their study in several weeks.

If U.S. reopens, we must prepare for coronavirus infections to "rear their heads again," Dr. Fauci says

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A CNA photo special: Unfamiliar sights in familiar places - this is what Singapore looks like with circuit breaker measures in place

Donald Trump is ‘treating life-saving medical equipment as emoluments’ to ‘dole out’ as political favors: reports #coronavirus 

Baltimore has been divided for years by the Police Department’s desire to record residents from surveillance planes. Some residents worry it will infringe on their rights and be used more broadly than in the narrow set of crimes officials have identified.

The Trump administration recommended revoking China Telecom’s authorisation to operate in the US, citing national security risks from the Chinese state-owned group

WATCH: The coronavirus takes a deadly toll on grocery store workers. "I feel like essential lately means exhausted and expendable. I don't feel essential," one employee says.

This Saturday will mark a half-century since the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to the moon launched from the Florida coast on April 11, 1970. A few images from those eventful days 50 years ago—via @TheAtlPhoto :


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This drone footage captures NYC workers burying bodies in a mass grave on Hart Island, just off the coast of the Bronx. For over a century, the island has served as a potter’s field for deceased with no known next of kin or families unable to pay for funerals.

"What remains unclear is whether Mr. Trump does not remember saying things that he later denies saying or is trying to impose his own reality." @peterbakernyt  on Trump's rapid, real-time contradictions.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care but remains in hospital, Downing Street says

Pres Trump on Feb 26: "I mean, view this the same as the flu...You treat this like a flu." VP Pence today: "We've known from the beginning that this at least three times more contagious than the flu. And, I believe that fact alone has informed our projections and the modeling."

MPs offered an extra £10,000 each to work from home, coming as a great comfort to nurses wearing bin bags to protect themselves from coronavirus.

Pakistan launched the largest social protection effort in the country’s history with plans to pay close to $1 billion dollars to the country’s poorest in an effort to counter the economic fallout of the Covid-19 crisis.

The Himalayas are visible from certain parts of India for the first time in "decades" due to the reduction in air pollution caused by the country's coronavirus lockdown

Former VP Joe Biden holds a wide lead over President Trump in the national race for the White House, according to a new CNN poll. Biden leads Trump 53% to 42% among registered voters, roughly steady from CNN's poll in early March.

Hong Kong court rules that blanket ban on masks is unconstitutional

President Trump on Thursday said mass testing for the coronavirus is not necessary for the U.S. to get back to normal, contradicting experts who say widespread testing will be key to successfully easing out of social distancing


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Obama warned Americans about preparing for a global pandemic back in 2014

"This is called cross-contamination." A Michigan nurse used paint to show how easy it is to spread germs even while wearing gloves.

BREAKING: President Duterte has formally approved the extension of the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon up to April 30, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles says | via @arianne_merez  #COVID19  #LuzonLockdown 

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“Preparedness is a choice. And poor preparedness is a choice.’ — This man worked on a literal pandemic playbook for Trump, and the president chose to ignore it

Shenzhen has become the first city in China to ban eating cats and dogs

In tears, a nurse says she quit her job after she was asked to work in a coronavirus ICU without a face mask: “America is not prepared, and nurses are not being protected”

JUST IN: Tiger at zoo in New York City tests positive for coronavirus

Trump is rambling more than usual, saying nothing new, pushing use for a drug that Dr. Fauci rightly calls unproven, insulting governors, and mindlessly wandering around. Does he think this helps his cause? It certainly does not help the country.

In South KoreaKR , the solar panels in the middle of the highway have a bicycle path underneath - cyclists are protected from the sun, isolated from traffic, and the country can produce clean energy.