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An Indian migrant laborer's family is silhouetted as they make the journey to their village by foot, following a lockdown amid concern over spread of coronavirus in New Delhi, India, Saturday, March 28, 2020. Authorities sent a fleet of buses to the outskirts of India's capital on Saturday to meet an exodus of migrant workers desperately trying to reach their home villages during the world's largest coronavirus lockdown. Thousands of people, mostly young male day laborers but also families, fled their New Delhi homes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown that began on Wednesday and effectively put millions of Indians who live off daily earnings out of work. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
The week that was: Stories from the coronavirus sagaThe world changed remarkably this past week as the coronavirus marched across the world and humanity tried to cope
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Walmart Sells Shirts, Not Pants Amid CoronavirusWhen you teleconference, no one can see your pants—and that's driving a spike in shirt sales as more Americans work at home during the coronavirus pandemic, USA Today reports. "We're seeing increased sales in tops, but not bottoms. So, people who are concerned, obviously, from the waist up," Dan...
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A staff member works at the ventilator lung testing station at Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale, Calif. Saturday, March 28, 2020. Bloom Energy is a fuel cell generator company that has switched over to refurbishing ventilators as an increasing number of patients experience respiratory issues as a result of COVID-19. (Beth LaBerge/Pool Photo via AP)
What you need to know today about the virus outbreakPresident Donald Trump is raising the idea of what he's calling a quarantine involving New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut
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The National Guard Seeks Fleeing New YorkersNew Yorkers seeking refuge in Rhode Island might want to think again. The state's police and National Guard are pulling over drivers with New York plates, and knocking on doors for recent travelers from the Empire State—America's epicenter for the coronavirus outbreak, NBC News reports. Such visitors are told...
Newser7 hours ago
General view of the Excel exhibition centre which has been converted into a hospital due to the Coronavirus emergency, in London, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The British Government announced Tuesday, that the ExCel Center in east London will become a 4,000 bed temporary hospital to deal with future coronavirus patients, to be called NHS Nightingale. 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)
2nd UK Cabinet member joins Johnson in having virus symptomsAnother member of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Cabinet says he has developed symptoms of COVID-19, as the number of people with the coronovrius to die in the U.K. passed the 1,000 mark
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Amazon Delivery Guy Seen Spitting on BoxSpitting, a criminal act? Maybe for an Amazon delivery worker who was caught spitting on a package amid the coronavirus pandemic, TMZ reports. Video shows him leaving his mark Thursday on a box outside a duplex in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles. The unidentified worker is seen putting...
Newser8 hours ago
In this photo taken Wednesday, March 25, 2020, hardware store clerk Marilyn Larson works behind a plexiglass barrier built a few days earlier by a coworker to help protect employees and customers during the coronavirus outbreak, in Seattle. The store is expected to remain open under Gov. Jay Inslee's stay-at-home order issued Monday in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, with only "essential" service providers allowed to go to their jobs. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
What's essential? In France: pastry, wine. In US: golf, gunsThe coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what's essential and what things we really can't do without, even though we might not need them for survival
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In this March 24, 2020, photo, farmworkers keep their distance from each other as they work at the Heringer Estates Family Vineyards and Winery in Clarksburg, Calif. Farms continue to operate as essential businesses that supply food to California and much of the country as schools, restaurants and stores shutter over the coronavirus. But some workers are anxious about the virus spreading among them and their families. Steve Heringer, general manager of the 152-year-old family owned business said workers now have more hand sanitizer and already use their own gloves for field work. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Farmworkers key to keeping US fed are wary of virus spreadCalifornia farms are still working to supply food to much of the United States amid the coronavirus
The Associated Press9 hours ago
In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020 photo, a sign at a middle school in Orlando, Fla., reminds residents that April First is census day. The coronavirus has waylaid efforts to get as many people as possible to take part in the census. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Texts, not door-knocks: Census outreach shifts amid virusThe coronavirus has waylaid efforts to get as many people as possible to take part in the census
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She Said Virus Coverage Was to Hurt Trump. Now, a PartingTwo weeks ago, Trish Regan's Fox Business show went on "hiatus" after remarks she made dismissing the coronavirus as an "impeachment scam" hyped up by Democrats to make President Trump look bad. Now, the anchor and the network have officially "parted ways," per CNNBusiness . "We thank her for her contributions...
Newser11 hours ago
A 'Historic First' From Pope, With No One There to See ItThe "Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and the World") prayer recited by the pope is typically only offered on three occasions: on Christmas, on Easter, and when a new pontiff is chosen. On Friday, however, Pope Francis climbed the steps of St. Peter's Basilica in a rainy Vatican City...
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Doctors as Virus Cases in US Pass 100K: 'We Are Scared'Just two days ago, there were about 82,000 cases of the coronavirus in the United States, making it the country with the most cases in the world . Now that count has surpassed 100,000, per Reuters , which reports the US number rose by about 18,000 on Friday—the...
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