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FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file, photo, a person walks in falling snow in Tokyo. Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan looked like it had coronavirus infections contained, even as they spread in neighboring countries. Now that the games have been pushed to next year, Tokyo’s cases are spiking, and the city's governor is requesting that people stay home, even hinting at a possible lockdown.  (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Tokyo's infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questionsBefore the Olympics were postponed, Japan appears to have the coronavirus infection contained
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World Faces 'Scary' Condom ShortageWith millions homebound during the pandemic, we don't exactly need a condom shortage—and yet it's a real risk, the Guardian reports. That's because Malaysia-based Karex Bhd, the world's biggest condom maker, had to shut its three factories for a week due to a government-imposed lockdown. The shortfall comes to...
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March 29, 2020 Fishing is still allowed under the stay at home order in Wisconsin. While the weather was windy and wet, and the water high, a group of fisherman on the Milwaukee River in Keltzsch Park in Glendale met a with some success fishing for steelhead or rainbow trout. Here fisherman on the bank fishing. Bandanas and balaclavas filled in for medical masks and kept the anglers warm as well. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
What you need to know today about the virus outbreakPresident Donald Trump has extended the voluntary U.S. shutdown for a month, bowing to public-health experts who told him the coronavirus pandemic could claim over 100,000 lives _ or more in the U.S. if not enough is done to fight it
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Andrea Napoli, 33, takes a selfie in a hotel being used for patients recovering from coronavirus, in Rome, Sunday, March 29, 2020. Andrea Napoli, a lawyer in Rome, developed a cough and fever less than a week after Italy's premier locked down the entire nation, including the capital which had continued life as usual while the virus raged in the north. He received a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 three days later. Initially, Napoli was told to quarantine at home with the warning that his condition could deteriorate suddenly, and it did. By the next day, he was hospitalized in intensive care, with X-rays confirming he had developed pneumonia. (Andrea Napoli via AP)
Fit, healthy 33-year-old recounts falling ill to coronavirusAndrea Napoli didn’t fit the usual profile of a coronavirus patient
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European Council President Charles Michel, left, speaks during a joint media conference with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, on screen right, after an EU summit by video conference in Brussels, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Following the informal video conference, members of the European Council adopted a statement on the EU actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Francois Walschaerts, Pool Photo via AP)
Virus forces Europeans to ask: How united do we want to be?Europe’s fractured union came under new pressure this weekend
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File---In this file picture taken April 24, 2019 Thomas Schäfer (CDU), Minister of Finance of Hesse, comments on the status of the evaluation of the "Panama Papers" at a press conference in Frankfurt, Germany.  (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP, file)
Death of German finance official linked to virus crisisThe state finance minister of Germany’s Hesse region, which includes Frankfurt, has been found dead
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Canada's First Lady Has RecoveredMore than two weeks after being diagnosed with the coronavirus , Canada's first lady, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, says she's got a clean bill of health. "I wanted to give you all an update: I am feeling so much better and have received the all clear from my physician and Ottawa Public...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020 file photo, medical personnel are silhouetted against the back of a tent before the start of coronavirus testing in the parking lot outside of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. As cases skyrocket in the U.S. and Europe, it’s becoming more clear that how healthy you were before the pandemic began plays a key role in how you fare regardless of how old you are. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus diseaseOlder people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they're far from the only ones vulnerable
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Traders sell food at a busy market, which are no longer permitted to sell any non-food items in an attempt to halt the spread of the new coronavirus, in Kampala, Uganda Thursday, March 26, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Ronald Kabuubi)
Uganda's Bobi Wine sings against virus, criticizes leadersUgandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine, who released a song urging Africa's people to wash their hands to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, is criticizing African governments for not maintaining better health care systems for the continent's 1.3 billion people
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U.S. soldiers stand guard during the hand over ceremony of Qayyarah Airfield, Iraqi Security Forces, in the south of Mosul, Iraq  early Friday, March 27, 2020. Iraq's military on Thursday said at least two rockets hit inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq's government and home to the American Embassy, in the first attack following a brief lull in violence from earlier this month. (AP Photo/Ali Abdul Hassan)
US-led forces pull out of 3rd Iraqi base this month U.S.-led coalition forces have pulled out of an Iraqi military base that nearly brought Washington into an open war with Iran
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A Somali paramedic trains people to use corona kits during awareness training in Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, March, 19, 2020. The Somali government has announced the closure schools universities and a ban or large gathering and events for two weeks effective. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough and the vast majority recover in 2-6 weeks but for some especially older adults and the people with existing health issues, the virus that causes COVID-19 can result in more severe illness, including pneumonia.(AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to nightmareNearly three decades of conflict, extremist attacks, drought, disease and even a devastating new outbreak of locusts have strained Somalia
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Medical workers oversee the disinfection of the streets to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Qamishli, Syria, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Baderkhan Ahmad)
Iran defends virus response as Syria reports first deathIran's president has lashed out at criticism of authorities' lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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