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A man stands on his surf on Beirut's Mediterranean Sea, as he back to the beach an hour before the starting of the nighttime curfew that imposed by the government to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, April 4, 2020. The virus 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/Hussein Malla)
The week that was: Stories from the coronavirus sagaThis past week, New York got worse
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Germany Hurls Big Accusation at Trump Over N95 MasksGerman officials are accusing the Trump administration of "modern piracy" after 200,000 high-quality masks were apparently seized before reaching Germany, the Wall Street Journal reports. Seems the N95 masks—sought after by medical professionals for protection against the coronavirus—were made by the US company 3M's factory in China...
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Stores remain closed along Teodoro Sampaio street during a quarantine imposed by Sao Paulo's government to help stop the spread of the new corona virus in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, March 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Brazil lacks coronavirus tests, other equipment, report saysBrazilian health officials grappling with the coronavirus outbreak have issued a stark warning about a lack of hospital beds, masks, testing devices and trained staff across Latin America’s largest nation
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In this Sunday, March 29, 2020 photo, the Rev. Steven Paulikas, left, and curate Spencer Cantrell place a frontal on the altar for Palm Sunday, which will be commemorated virtually this year, at All Saints' Episcopal Church in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The global coronavirus pandemic is upending the season's major religious holidays, forcing leaders and practitioners across faiths to improvise. (AP Photo/Emily Leshner)
Virus alters Holy Week celebration worldwide, not the spiritFor Pope Francis at the Vatican, and for Christians around the world, this will be an Easter like none other
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First responders sanitize their ambulance after transporting a patient to the Verdun Hospital, Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Montreal. The hospital has seen a sharp spike in the number of COVID-19 cases among patients and staff. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
Trudeau says Canada won't retaliate for US mask export banCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government won’t bring retaliatory or punitive measures after the Trump administration announced it would prevent the export of N95 protective masks
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In this March 26, 2020, photo, relatives of Bella Lamilla the first person to be diagnosed with coronavirus in Ecuador, maintain quarantine in their home in Babahoyo, Ecuador. The spreading global pandemic has tested the competing interests of public health and privacy, with thousands of individuals and families experiencing both physical illness and the less-discussed stigma that can come with it. While there are many stories about good deeds and people coming together, the coronavirus is also bringing out another, darker side of some people: Fear, anger, resentment and shaming. (AP Photo/Mariuxi Orellana)
Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shamingEven as Ecuador's coronavirus “patient zero” agonized in intensive care, strangers began tearing her reputation apart online
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In this March 26, 2020, photo, relatives of Bella Lamilla the first person to be diagnosed with coronavirus in Ecuador, maintain quarantine in their home in Babahoyo, Ecuador. The spreading global pandemic has tested the competing interests of public health and privacy, with thousands of individuals and families experiencing both physical illness and the less-discussed stigma that can come with it. While there are many stories about good deeds and people coming together, the coronavirus is also bringing out another, darker side of some people: Fear, anger, resentment and shaming. (AP Photo/Mariuxi Orellana)
Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shamingEven as Ecuador's coronavirus “patient zero” agonized in intensive care, strangers began tearing her reputation apart online
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In this Thursday, April 2, 2020, photo Pothik Chatterjee, Executive Director of Innovation and Research at Lifebridge Health, left, and Dr. Daniel Durand, Chief Innovation Officer at Lifebridge Health, right, pose for a portrait in Randallstown, Md. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Hunt for medical supplies creates marketplace of desperationIntense global demand to get protective equipment for doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus battle is prompting states and hospitals to compete against themselves in a shady marketplace where prices are soaring
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A spanish UME (Emergency Army Unit) soldier drives into Madrid's ice rink turned into a temporary morgue due the COVID-19 crisis in Madrid, Spain, Monday, March 23, 2020. As cases in China ebbed, the dangers to Europe and the U.S. have grown exponentially, although Germany on Monday cautiously reported some flattening of its infection curve. More than 1.5 billion around the world have been told to stay in their homes. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause a more serious illness. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Where will the bodies go? Morgues plan as virus growsAuthorities are clamoring to secure additional body storage wherever possible as U.S. officials estimate the death toll from the coronavirus could reach as high as 240,000
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 29, 2019 file photo, U.S President Donald Trump, center left, talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, center right, as Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, second right, and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, second left, look on, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan. The Thursday, March 26, 2020 virtual meeting of the Group of 20 nations, with more than a dozen heads of state participating, was less a global summit and more of a high-powered conference call. It lasted about 90 minutes — the same as a standard soccer match — instead of the usual, more languid two days. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
Global diplomacy under the gun in the time of coronavirusEntire countries are on lockdown
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Police officers investigate after a man wielding a knife attacked residents venturing out to shop in the town under lockdown, Saturday April 4, 2020 in Romans-sur-Isere, southern France. The alleged attacker was arrested by police nearby, shortly after the attack. Prosecutors did not identify him. They said he had no documents but claimed to be Sudanese and to have been born in 1987. (AP Photo)
Knifeman in France kills 2 in attack, terror inquiry openedFrench authorities have opened a terrorism inquiry after a man wielding a knife killed two people and wounded five others as residents of a town south of Lyon shopped for food amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown
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Men take a rest and eat food in the "Aurore" center for homeless and migrants in Paris, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Amid the coronavirus lockdown, charity workers at France's Aurore association, are preparing more than a thousand meals a day for migrants and the homeless on the half-abandoned grounds of a former Paris hospital whose patron saint was devoted to the poor. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
AP PHOTOS: Meals for Paris' marginalized amid coronavirus Amid the coronavirus lockdown in France, charity workers are preparing more than a thousand meals a day for migrants and the homeless on the half-abandoned grounds of a former Paris hospital whose patron saint was devoted to the poor
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