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Top Navy Brass Defend Response To Virus-Stricken Carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt

Responding to a scathing critique from the commander of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, Navy officials were on the defensive at a Pentagon news conference.

Italy, Seen By White House As A U.S. Analogue, Extends Nationwide Lockdown

The White House coronavirus task force calls Italy an example of how the coronavirus could play out in the U.S. The European country’s death toll is rising, despite a recent slowdown in cases.

Israel Faces Challenges In Fighting Coronavirus In Ultra-Orthodox Communities

Ultra-Orthodox Jews make up about 12% of Israel’s population — but account for many of Israel’s COVID-19 cases. This week a senior rabbi finally urged his followers to obey government lockdown orders.

Moscow To Launch New Surveillance App To Track Residents In Coronavirus Lockdown

Muscovites will have their movements followed through a program required on their smartphones. They will also have to carry a new QR code with their personal data.

In ‘Big Adjustment,’ Some European Countries Push For Residents To Wear Masks

Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have issued strong recommendations or orders for people to don face coverings in certain public places — though lots of their neighbors continue to disagree.

U.K. Family’s Lockdown-Themed Rendition Of ‘Les Mis’ Is A Delight

The family wrote new lyrics based on their own frustrations: friends unseen, soccer games canceled, grandparents who can’t figure out Skype. The video has been viewed more than seven million times.

Solo Para Chicos y Chicas: Un Cómic Sobre El Nuevo Coronavirus

Quizás has oído la palabra “coronavirus” en la red o la televisión. Seguramente tienes muchas preguntas. Fijate en nuestro cómic para saber las respuestas.

U.S. Military In South Korea Faces Double Blow Of Korean Staff Furloughs And COVID-19

Due to an impasse over defense cost sharing, the U.S. military has furloughed thousands of Korean employees. The furloughs come as U.S. forces in South Korea grapple with cases of COVID-19 infection.

Nearly Half A Million Companies In Germany File For State Funds To Pay Workers

As Europe’s largest economy gets hit with COVID-19, a German government financial aid program will make up some of the lost income for millions of employees.

‘America’s Got Talent’ Win Could Help Mumbai Group Out Of Poverty

Acrobatic dancers from Mumbai’s slums performed to a Bollywood song and wowed the audience. Fame may help them out of poverty. NPR’s India producer visited some of their homes.

U.S. Buys Masks From China While Criticizing It For COVID-19

While Secretary of State Pompeo denounces China for its handling of what he calls the “Wuhan virus,” the U.S. is racing to acquire medical masks and other protective equipment from China.

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