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Restrictions eased while virus deaths decline in New York

NEW YORK — New Yorkers experiencing cabin fever after two months of coronavirus quarantine received an unexpected reprieve when Gov. Andrew Cuomo eased the state’s ban on gatherings in time for the Memorial Day weekend. But beachgoers faced inclement weather Saturday that dampened crowds. A look at those and other coronavirus developments in New York: […]

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Egypt arrested 10 reporters since virus hit

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian government has arrested at least 10 journalists since the coronavirus was detected in the country, a local human rights group said, accusing authorities of seizing on the pandemic to accelerate a long-running campaign against dissent. The wave of detentions comes even as authorities across the world release inmates in a […]

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China moves to block new virus flare-up on Russian border

BEIJING (AP) — China is facing a new coronavirus flare-up along its remote northern border with Russia, far from the epicenter of Wuhan, where it has all but declared victory in the battle against the pandemic. The frontier has been sealed and emergency medical units rushed to the area to prevent travelers from bringing the […]

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Trump slams watchdog report on hospitals engulfed by virus

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday disputed the veracity of a federal survey that found hospitals faced severe shortages of coronavirus test supplies, questioning whether its conclusions were skewed by politics. With coronavirus cases rocketing toward their expected peak, the nonpartisan Health and Human Services inspector general’s office reported Monday morning that a shortage […]

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Record virus deaths in Spain as world hunkers down for long haul

Madrid (AFP) – Spain broke another national record of daily coronavirus deaths Sunday as more than 40 percent of the world’s population was asked to stay home in hopes of halting the deadly march of a disease that has claimed more than 32,000 lives. A deluge of patients are overwhelming hospitals in Europe and the […]

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