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Lockdown Ordered In Zimbabwe, Where The Economy And Health Care Already Suffer

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India Reverses Export Ban On Hydroxycloroquine, Other Drugs Following Trump Pressure

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In Paris, French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire (left) speaks on the phone with his German counterpart as his advisor Juliette Oury (center) and cabinet deputy director Thomas Revial (second right) and French Treasury director Odile Renaud-Basso attend, during a break in a videoconference meeting of European Union finance ministers to discuss coronavirus response on April 7. Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pisso Nseke left his apartment in Wuhan, China, on Wednesday — the first time since the city at the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis went under lockdown nearly three months ago. Courtesy of Pisso Nseke hide caption

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Expat In Post-Lockdown Wuhan: 'Things Will Never Be The Same'

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Valentina Constanza Cerda Aravena of Santiago, Chile; Simone Di Benedetto of Italy; and Shin Chai-mi of Daegu, South Korea share selfies from their homes. Valentina Constanza Cerda Aravena/Kendall Galbreath/Shin Chai-mi hide caption

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"No need to use COVID to score political points," World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says. "You have many other ways to prove yourselves." AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Health workers from Wuhan's Tongji Hospital share an emotional embrace with their peers from a hospital in Jilin province at the Tianhe Airport. Colleagues who worked on the front lines together for the past two months bid farewell as Wuhan lifts the lockdown on Wednesday. Amy Cheng/NPR hide caption

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As China's Wuhan Ends Its Long Quarantine, Residents Feel A Mix Of Joy And Fear

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French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle cruises at the coast of Frederikshavn in Denmark on March 29. The carrier is returning to home port after suspected cases of COVID-19 were found aboard. Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Britain's Foreign Secretary Is De Facto Leader While Johnson Is Hospitalized

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Acting Navy Secretary Resigns, USNS Comfort's Mission Is Changed

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China Opens Wuhan But Coronavirus Concerns Haven't Gone Away

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News Brief: African Americans' Death Rate, Navy Hospital, Wuhan Reopens

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