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In this photo taken Wednesday, April 1, 2020, residents walk past a sealed off neighborhood in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province. Authorities in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic first broke out, have reportedly launched a plan to test everyone in the city of 11 million people in the next 10 days. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Associated Press
May 13, 2020 - 8:03 pm
BEIJING (AP) — At least one community in the Chinese city of Wuhan was to begin testing residents for the new coronavirus Thursday after officials were given 10 days to test everyone in the city where the pandemic began, Chinese media reports said. About 1,000 residents of a compound in Qiaokou...
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Cathedral Junction Barbers owner Conrad Fitz-Gerald cuts the hair of a customer just past midnight in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, May 14, 2020. New Zealand lifted most of its remaining lockdown restrictions from midnight Wednesday (noon Weds. GMT) as the country prepares for a new normal. Malls, retail stores and restaurants will reopen and many people will return to their workplaces. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)
Associated Press
May 13, 2020 - 7:59 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The raggedy hairstyles and scruffy beards have been there for all to see on video calls, so barber Conrad Fitz-Gerald decided to reopen his shop at midnight Wednesday — the moment New Zealand dropped most of its lockdown restrictions as the nation prepared itself for...
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In this undated photo, Saundra Andringa-Meuer poses for photo on a trip in Colorado. Andringa-Meuer, who has recovered from the coronavirus, has joined with dozens of other American virus patients and some U.S. businesses in taking a new legal step: They are attempting to sue China over the spread of the virus, which has killed at least 75,000 people in the United States. (Molly Meuer/Saundra Andringa-Meuer via AP)
Associated Press
May 10, 2020 - 6:40 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Before the coronavirus outbreak, Saundra Andringa-Meuer was a healthy 61-year-old mother of six who never smoked or drank alcohol. Then she became seriously ill with the disease after traveling from her Wisconsin home to help her son move from college in Connecticut. She...
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Family members watch Carmen Antillon receives her Tupelo High School diploma from Tupelo High School 12th grade Assistant Principal L.V. McNeal during a graduation ceremony at Milam Elementary School, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Tupelo Miss. The school district divided up the graduation ceremony to five different locations over three days with no more than four guests in attendance. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP)
Associated Press
May 07, 2020 - 7:52 pm
Many governors across the U.S. are disregarding or creatively interpreting White House guidelines for safely easing restrictions and letting businesses reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic, an Associated Press analysis found. The AP determined that 17 states did not meet a key benchmark set by the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 7, 2020 file photo, a view of the Pio Albergo Trivulzio nursing home, in Milan, Italy. Italy’s biggest nursing home is defending the measures it took to protect residents and staff from the coronavirus amid a criminal investigation and family outrage over 300 deaths from January-April. Officials representing the Pio Albergo Trivulzio home in Milan denied claims from staff that management told them not to wear masks for fear of spooking residents and insisted they followed all relevant safety guidelines. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File )
Associated Press
May 06, 2020 - 9:00 am
ROME (AP) — Italy’s biggest nursing home defended the measures it took to protect residents and staff from the coronavirus Wednesday amid a criminal investigation and family outrage over 300 deaths from January to April. Officials representing the Pio Albergo Trivulzio home in Milan denied claims...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 after an online meeting of Merkel and the German state governors on the loosening of the restictions to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)
Associated Press
May 06, 2020 - 8:57 am
BERLIN (AP) — German officials on Wednesday cleared the way for restaurants, hotels and remaining stores to reopen in the coming weeks, and for the country's soccer league to resume play. They also put in place a requirement for regions to reimpose restrictions if coronavirus infections rebound...
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Venezuela's Attorney General Tarek William Saab holds up twitter posts during a press conference regarding what the government calls a failed attack over the weekend aimed at overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, May 4, 2020. The twitter posts are between two members of the opposition, Humberto Calderon and Yon Goicoechea. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Associated Press
May 04, 2020 - 9:13 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said authorities arrested two U.S. citizens among a group of “mercenaries” on Monday, a day after a beach raid purportedly aimed at capturing the socialist leader that authorities say they foiled. Maduro held up a pair of blue U.S...
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A worker of the Calzaturificio M.G.T shoe factory in Castelnuovo Vomano, central Italy, has her temperature checked at the entrance of the factory when she returns to work, Monday, May 4, 2020. Italy began stirring again Monday after a two-month coronavirus shutdown, with 4.4 million Italians able to return to work and restrictions on movement eased in the first European country to lock down in a bid to stem COVID-19 infections. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Associated Press
May 04, 2020 - 7:59 pm
ROME (AP) — Italy started stirring Monday, with millions allowed back to work as Europe’s longest coronavirus lockdown started easing, while the U.S. took halting steps to lift some restrictions even as tens of thousands of new cases were reported daily. In Washington, the Senate convened for the...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, right, listens as he attends with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian, center, an international videoconference on vaccination at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Monday, May 4, 2020. An alliance of world leaders is hoping a virtual summit could lead to billions of dollars to fund research into a vaccine for the new coronavirus as well as develop better treatments and more efficient testing. The leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Norway and top European Union officials said the money raised will be channeled mostly through recognized global health organizations. (Gonzalo Fuentes/Pool via AP)
Associated Press
May 04, 2020 - 8:48 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — World leaders on Monday pledged billions of euros for research to find a vaccine against the new coronavirus, but warned that it is just the start of an effort that must be sustained over time to beat the disease. At a video-conference summit, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres...
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Army soldiers walk up the stairs of their military guard post in Paju, South Korea, near the border with North Korea, Sunday, May 3, 2020. North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday, the South's military said, blaming North Korean soldiers for targeting a guard post. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Associated Press
May 04, 2020 - 12:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Monday it protested to North Korea over the exchange of gunfire inside their heavily fortified border that it says the North started. South Korea said several bullets fired from North Korea hit one of its front-line guard posts on Sunday before South...
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