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Two cruise ships are anchored offshore past a lifeguard tower, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboardThe U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to remain at sea where they may be sequestered “indefinitely" and be prepared to send any ill passengers to the countries where the vessels are registered due to the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Raffat Altekrete is battling the coronavirus one shopping cart at a time as he uses a disinfecting spray outside a supermarket in Ter Apel, north-eastern Netherlands, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. The Iraqi migrant, armed with latex gloves, a cleaning rag and a spray bottle of disinfectant is also aiming to express his gratitude and win hearts in a small Dutch community that hosts the Netherlands' biggest asylum seeker center. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Virus gives asylum-seekers chance to thank Dutch villagersRaffat Altekrete is battling the coronavirus one shopping cart at a time
The Associated Press1 hour ago
UN: We've Seen Nothing Like This Since WWIIAs confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide move relentlessly toward the 1 million figure, the United Nations is warning that the outbreak is the biggest test it has faced since it was formed in 1945. The global body called for international cooperation to fight the pandemic Wednesday, warning that it is "attacking...
Newser1 hour ago
The Rev. April Keech, an Anglican priest, who organizes food deliveries to old and vulnerable people, makes a phone call in London, Saturday, March 28, 2020. Keech and her team of volunteers have spent the past two weeks buying groceries, filling prescriptions and making deliveries to residents in east London who are at risk of serious illness or death from the COVID-19 disease. 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/Alberto Pezzali)
Volunteers fill gaps amid UK pandemic lockdownBritain is in the process of mobilizing around 750,000 volunteers to help vulnerable people after the government ordered a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19
The Associated Press3 hours ago
'Against the Law to Fake Having COVID-19' on April 1This April Fools' Day, very few people are in the mood for being pranked—or for reading news stories more surreal than what is already happening. Companies like Google have called off their annual corporate jokes and in some countries, authorities have warned that anybody spreading misinformation about the outbreak...
Newser4 hours ago
FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, the Pariser Platz square in front of the German landmark Brandenburg Gate is deserted in Berlin, Germany. Labs were quick to ramp up their testing capacity and now experts say up to 500,000 tests can be conducted in Germany per week. That quick work, coupled with the country's large number of intensive care unit beds and its early implementation of social distancing measures, could be behind Germany's relatively low death toll. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
Mass testing, empty ICUs: Germany scores early against virusHow has Germany kept deaths from the new coronavirus low compared to other European nations, even as infections rise
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Amid Pandemic, Thailand's Elephants Face StarvationIn Thailand, elephants are at risk of becoming indirect victims of the coronavirus pandemic. With tourism at a standstill, the country's estimated 2,000 captive elephants are at risk of starvation, the AFP reports. Owners say they can't afford the hundreds of pounds of food an elephant needs each day....
Newser6 hours ago
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, wearing a face mask listens to a lawmaker's question during a session of the upper house in Tokyo Wednesday, April 1, 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. (Yoshitaka Sugawara/Kyodo News via AP)
The Latest: Prince Charles improving but still in isolation Prince Charles says he is feeling better since contracting the new coronavirus but continues to practice social distancing and remains in general isolation
The Associated Press6 hours ago
A food delivery courier rides a bike past a road police officer wearing face mask, to protect against coronavirus,  in St.Petersburg, Russia, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Moscow, the country's capital, and more than 30 Russian regions have been on lockdown since Monday, with most businesses closed and residents not allowed to leave their apartments except for grocery shopping, buying medicines, taking out trash or walking their dogs. 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/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Fake news or the truth? Russia cracks down on virus postingsRussian authorities have declared war on what they are calling “fake news” about the coronavirus
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A member of a group of volunteer doctors of the Dom Druzei (Home of Friends) NGO gives a homeless person basic medical help in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. As Moscow goes into lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of homeless people have trouble receiving food, water and shelter as Russia's capital closes non-essential businesses, cafes and parks. 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/Pavel Golovkin)
Facing ICU crunch, Europe rushes to build field hospitalsFacing intense surges in the need for hospital ICU beds, European nations are on a hospital-building and medical worker-hiring spree
The Associated Press7 hours ago
A woman listens to music at a park on Roosevelt Island, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in New York, with a United Nations building in the background. New York State entered a new phase in the coronavirus pandemic Monday, as New York City closed its public schools, and officials said schools statewide would close by Wednesday. New York joined with Connecticut and New Jersey to close bars, restaurants and movie theaters along with setting limits on social gatherings. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
UN General Assembly to decide on rival COVID-19 resolutionsHow should the U.N. General Assembly and its 193 member states respond to the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press8 hours ago
A food delivery worker crosses Reforma Avenue, normally congested with traffic, in Mexico City, Friday, March 27, 2020. City authorities announced measures to deal with the new coronavirus such as closing bars, discos, museums, zoos, cinemas, theaters and gyms. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
Too little too late? Experts decry Mexico virus policy delayMexico has started taking tougher measures against the coronavirus after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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