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This photo provided by Mona Helgeland in Ålgård, Norway, shows a birthday card made by an American from Idaho and member of the Facebook group "Random Acts of Kindness" for her daughter Kristine, who is about to celebrate her 17th birthday. Helgeland appealed to members of the virtual group to send birthday wishes to her daughter, who was disappointed that her party had to be canceled due to coronavirus concerns. (Mona Helgeland via AP)
March 17, 2020 - 2:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mona Helgeland was sad for her children. Their birthdays were coming up but they were self-quarantined because of the coronavirus and going to miss celebrating with friends and family. So, the Norwegian single mother of two went on Facebook groups and asked people to send greeting...
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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017 file photo, Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, speaks during a news conference in Newark, N.J. Governors of both parties are warning that a little-noticed regulation proposed by the Trump administration could lead to big cuts in Medicaid, restricting their ability to pay for health care for low-income Americans. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 17, 2020 - 12:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare said Tuesday it will immediately expand coverage for telemedicine nationwide to help seniors with health problems stay home to avoid the coronavirus. The new option will allow millions of older people to take care of ongoing medical problems as well as new concerns, while...
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Trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, March 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
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March 17, 2020 - 12:07 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares reversed early losses in Asia on Tuesday after the U.S. stock market plunged to its worst day in more than three decades and huge swaths of many economies came to a standstill as businesses and travel shut down due to the virus outbreak. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 reversed early...
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A customer wearing a face mask as a precaution against the new coronavirus, stands next to an empty shelf at a supermarket in Lima, Peru, Monday, March 16, 2020. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has declared a state of emergency, ordering citizens to stay in their homes and temporarily suspending certain constitutional rights, to contain the spread of coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks from the new coronavirus, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
March 16, 2020 - 11:49 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 182,000 people and killed more than 7,100. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or people with existing health problems. More than 79,000 people...
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Health workers react as people applaud from their houses in support of the medical staff that are working in COVID-19 outbreak in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, March 16, 2020. Spain is restoring border controls and severely restricting who can enter the country. Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska announced Monday that from midnight only Spaniards or residents in Spain, people who work just across the border or who have a compelling need will be allowed through. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)
March 16, 2020 - 10:50 pm
MADRID (AP) — The battle to contain the coronavirus reached new urgency, as more governments locked down borders and ordered new closures and restrictions and pleas went out to funnel masks and ventilators to places struggling with soaring numbers of sick patients. The growing sense of crisis...
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In this combination photo, Audra McDonald attends the 42nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors at The Kennedy Center in Washington on Dec. 8, 2019, left, and Idina Menzel arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Feb. 9, 2020. Stage stars like McDonald, Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Norbert Leo Butz, Kelli O'Hara, Wayne Brady, Betty Buckley and Laura Benanti will appear singing and performing live from their homes in two daily mini-online charity shows starting Monday night. The shows are the brainchild of Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the host and producer of Sirius XM's "On Broadway," and will follow the traditional theater times of 2 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET. (Photos by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, left, and Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
March 16, 2020 - 7:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — From helping others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in the elderly and those with pre-existing...
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a press conference about the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic at 10 Downing Street in London, Monday March 16, 2020. According to the World Health Organization, the vast majority of people recover from the new COVID-19 coronavirus in about two to six weeks depending on the severity of the illness. (Richard Pohle/Pool via AP)
March 16, 2020 - 5:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — British authorities on Monday dramatically ramped up measures to combat the new coronavirus, urging all U.K. residents to avoid unnecessary contact with others and telling people in the most vulnerable groups to stay at home for three months. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “now is...
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Friends, from left, Erin Carroll of Severna Park, Md., Clay Colehouse of Crownsville, Md., Jessica Goblin of Severna Park, Md., Travis Victorio of Millersville, Md., Mary Fitzell of Millersville, Md., and dog Marty, enjoy lunch during a visit to Annapolis, Monday, March 16, 2020. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the closure of bars, restaurants, gyms and movie theaters across the state in response to coronavirus beginning at 5 p.m. Monday. Drive-thru, carryout and delivery service will still be allowed. The friends gathered for lunch because they are home from college. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
March 16, 2020 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Can my kids go on a play date? Is it OK if I visit the gym? In this time of coronavirus, once-easy questions have suddenly become complex. Here are some questions and answers about the “social distancing” efforts to slow the epidemic in the U.S. WHAT IS SOCIAL DISTANCING? Social...
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An elderly man walks in Monastiraki square, usually the most crowded area in central Athens, Monday, March 16, 2020. Greek health authorities have warned people to stay home, and have shut down everything from restaurants, bars and cafes to public organized beaches, ski resorts, hair salons and movie theaters, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
March 16, 2020 - 8:57 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 169,000 people and killed more than 6,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms but most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or people with existing health problems. More than 77,000 people...
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A man wearing a face mask reads a newspaper at a food court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, March 15, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
March 15, 2020 - 10:53 am
The Latest on the world's coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 156,000 people and killed more than 5,800. The disease for most people causes only mild or moderate symptoms but for some, especially the elderly or people with underlying health conditions, it can cause more severe...
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