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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson became the first leader of a major country to test positive for the coronavirus while disturbing new outbreaks appeared in the United States, deaths surged in Italy and Spain and the world warily trudged through the pandemic that has sickened more than a …

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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 191 parties to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty have decided to postpone a conference to review its implementation because of the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations said Friday.

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El gobernador de California, Gavin Newsom, al centro, pronuncia un mensaje frente al buque hospital Mercy de la Armada que llegó al puerto de Los Ángeles, el viernes 27 de marzo de 2020, para recibir a pacientes no infectados y liberar camas en hospitales que atenderán a personas contagiadas…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon's strategy for dete…

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday the world is not only fighting the “common enemy” of the coronavirus “but our enemy is also the growing surge of misinformation” about COVID-19 disease.

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PANAMA CITY (AP) — Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship now anchored off the coast of Panama and two people aboard the ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, the cruise line said Friday, with hundreds of passengers unsure how long they will remain at sea.

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El crucero Zaandam, que transporta a decenas de pasajeros con síntomas similares a la gripe, llega a la bahía de la ciudad de Panamá, vista desde la Isla de Taboga, Panamá, el viernes 27 de marzo de 2020.

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Standing over the still body of an intubated 5-year-old boy wearing nothing but a plastic diaper, an Iranian health care worker in a hazmat suit and mask begged the public for just one thing: Stop drinking industrial alcohol over fears about the new coronavirus.

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ARCHIVO - En esta fotografía de archivo del 12 de marzo de 2020, el presidente venezolano Nicolás Maduro hace declaraciones durante una conferencia de prensa en el Palacio Presidencial de Miraflores en Caracas, Venezuela.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans rushed to build a makeshift hospital in its convention center Friday as troubling new outbreaks bubbled in the United States, deaths surged in Italy and Spain and the world warily trudged through the pandemic that has sickened more than a half-million people.

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NEW DELHI (AP) — The message started with an outlandish claim: The coronavirus was retreating in India because of “cosmic-level sound waves” created by a collective cheer citizens had been asked to join.

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Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arrives for his daily news conference, with health officials, at the presidential palace in Mexico City, Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Mexican health officials on Tuesday called on all businesses and organizations to suspend work that requires the mo…

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A bus commuter wears a face mask amid the spread of the new coronavirus 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 starting Monday.

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Workers selling "chilaquiles" sandwiches wear face masks as a precautionary measure amid the spread of the new coronavirus in Mexico City, Friday, March 27, 2020. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health …

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Un trabajador de la ciudad limpia la acera del Paseo El Prado en un intento por contener la propagación del nuevo coronavirus en La Paz, Bolivia, el viernes 27 de marzo de 2020.

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Un soldado busca nombres en una carta que les da permiso a las personas para estar en tránsito, en un punto de control que monitorea el ingrso a la ciudad de Santiago de Chile durante la cuarentena el viernes 27 de marzo de 2020.

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En la imagen, tomada el 20 de marzo de 2020, se ve a una vacía avenida 9 de Julio, en las inmediaciones del monumento del Obelisco, en Buenos Aires, Argentina. El gobierno argentino ordenó a la población que se aísle para ayudar a contener el coronavirus.

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PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

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La Plaza Jackson, que suele estar llena de turistas, se ve vacía en el Barrio Francés de Nueva Orleans debido a la pandemia del coronavirus, el viernes 27 de marzo de 2020.

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Jorge Otero, owner of a fruit and vegetables stand, wears gloves as he exchanges cash with a customer, during a government curfew aimed at curbing cases of the new coronavirus that has shuttered all non-essential businesses for two weeks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, March 19, 2020.

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A restaurant is closed during a government imposed curfew aimed at curbing coronavirus cases that has shuttered all non-essential businesses for two weeks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, March 19, 2020.

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced another 144 deaths from the coronavirus on Friday and said thousands more were in critical condition as the military completed work on a 2,000-bed field hospital in an exhibition center in the capital.

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GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s emergencies chief said Friday that widespread testing for the new coronavirus is crucial and countries should not be faulted for reporting higher numbers of cases. He also appealed for a shift toward public health strategies that allow us “to liv…

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ARCHIVO - En esta foto de archivo del 23 de marzo de 2020, se ven ataúdes de víctimas de coronavirus colocados en estantes en el crematorio del templo de Piacenza, en el norte de Italia, a la espera de ser cremados.

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Even in normal times, public transportation is an easy place to get sick: Commuters jostle each other, breathe the same air in packed subways, grasp the same straps for support and grab the same escalator handrails.

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Trump administration has indicted Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro and more than a dozen members of his inner circle, stepping up measures to drive the socialist leader from power. U.S. prosecutors announced the charges Thursday, accusing Maduro of narcoterr…

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Wall Street closed lower Friday but still notched big gains for the week as investors held out hope that a $2 trillion rescue package will cushion businesses and households from the economic devastation being caused by the coronavirus.

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DETROIT (AP) — The advice is simple and universal: Washing your hands with soap and water is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But for millions of people across the country, that’s not simple at all: They lack running water in their houses due to service s…

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's president and one of the United Arab Emirates' most powerful leaders spoke on the phone on Friday — signalling a major thaw in Damascus' troubled relations with Arab countries, which had mostly boycotted President Bashar Assad and backed his opposition.

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TORONTO (AP) — Canada is increasing a payroll subsidy to small- and medium-sized businesses to now cover up to 75 percent of salaries as the country braced for a shutdown that a top health official said will last months.

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Praying in a desolately empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis on Friday likened the coronavirus pandemic to a storm laying bare illusions that people can be self-sufficient and instead leaves “all of us fragile and disoriented” and needing each other's help and comfort.

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El primer ministro canadiense, Justin Trudeau, offrece un mensaje a sus compatriotas sobre la pandemia de COVID-19 desde Rideau Cottage en Ottawa, Canadá, el jueves 26 de marzo de 2020.

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ROME (AP) — Doctors and nurses in Italy's overwhelmed northern hospitals have welcomed a slight stabilizing in the number of coronavirus infections but fear the virus is still silently spreading in the country's south 2 1/2 weeks into the West's most extreme nationwide shutdown.

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Los periodistas ibservan en el extremo de la Plaza de San Pedro mientras el papa Francisco, una pequeña figura blanca en el fondo, pronuncia una oración urbi et orbi (a la ciudad y el mundo) desde la plaza desierta en el Vaticano, viernes 27 de marzo de 2020.

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa announced its first death from the coronavirus Friday as the country's cases rose well above 1,000 and a three-week lockdown began, with military patrolling and police screaming at the homeless on quiet streets.

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MADRID (AP) — Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus.

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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the first leader of a major nation to contract COVID-19, but he insisted Friday that he remains in charge of the U.K.'s response to the outbreak.

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Josna Begum lives with her son in a house with four other families in a slum in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, the world’s most densely populated city. “Distancing is impossible for us,” she said.

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As the coronavirus claims lives, ruins livelihoods and wreaks economic havoc, tensions are rising between European Union countries over how best to respond as the pandemic overwhelms some member nations, once more raising troubling questions about the EU's ability to stand united in times of…

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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have evacuated thousands of migrants who had been waiting at the border with Greece hoping to make their way into Europe, as a precaution amid the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey's interior minister said Friday.

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