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A woman wearing a face mask waits for a train to arrive Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus, but that there will be no hard lockdowns. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Japan declares state of emergency, ramping up virus battle Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020 file photo, people use social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, as they queue to enter a supermarket in Windsor, England. A pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services. In practice, they've been struggling to keep up with a surge in orders, highlighting their limited ability to respond to an unprecedented onslaught of demand. After panic buying left store shelves stripped of staples like pasta, canned goods and toilet paper, many shoppers quickly found online grocery delivery slots almost impossible to come by, too. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
Online grocery services struggle to meet spike in demandA pandemic forcing everyone to stay home could be the perfect moment for online grocery services
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this April 6, 2020, photo, visitors wear masks against the new coronavirus as they visit a flower farm in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Chinese authorities are easing travel controls after declaring victory over the coronavirus, but flowers and some other crops that are deemed nonessential are withering while farmers wait for permission to move them to markets. Despite a campaign by the communist leadership to revive the economy, the bleak situation in Huangpi, highlights the damage to farmers struggling to keep afloat after the country shut down for two months. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Wuhan farmers struggle as crops wither from travel limits Chinese authorities are easing travel controls after declaring victory over the coronavirus, but flowers and some other crops that are deemed nonessential are withering while farmers wait for permission to move them to markets
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Stadium seats are empty as a part of precaution against the new coronavirus during the LG Twins baseball team's intrasquad game in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 5, 2020. The intrasquad game is aired live through the team's YouTube channel for its fans. The Korea Baseball Organization has postponed the start of new season to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
The Latest: Denmark looks to begin gradual ease of lockdownDenmark says it is planning to reopen next week kindergartners and primary schools for pupils aged up to 11 in a gradual lifting of the country’s coronavirus lockdown
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Soldiers carry boxes with food to deliver to the poor at the Santa Rosita neighborhood on the outskirts of Guatemala City, Monday, April 6, 2020, during a stay-at-home curfew designed to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
165 VIPs urge 20 economic powers for billions for COVID-19Dozens of current and former global leaders and other VIPs are urging the world’s 20 major industrialized nations to approve $8 billion in emergency global health funding to speed the search for a vaccine, cure and treatment for COVID-19
The Associated Press3 hours ago
A homeless person sits on a wheelchair under rainy weather on Sunset Blvd., in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles Monday, April 6, 2020. One population is particularly vulnerable to contracting and spreading the coronavirus: the homeless. Officials have vowed repeatedly to get them indoors, but testing shortages and bureaucratic wrangling are making it difficult. Relatively few of California's 150,000 homeless population have been moved into individual quarters. It's unclear how many even have the highly contagious virus. It's a problem playing out nationwide and it's unclear how many may even have coronavirus. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Virus puts UK PM in intensive care; hopes rise in US, EuropeBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in intensive care and was receiving oxygen for treatment of his coronavirus illness
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Cardinal George Pell sits in the back seat of a car as he leaves prison in Geelong, Australia Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Pope Francis' former finance minister Pell had been the most senior Catholic found guilty of sexually abusing children and has spent 13 months in high-security prisons before seven High Court judges unanimously dismissed his convictions. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)
Cardinal Pell welcomes court's dismissal of abuse convictionCardinal George Pell is welcoming Australia’s highest court clearing him of child sex crimes and says his trial had not been a referendum on the Catholic Church’s handling of the clergy abuse crisis
The Associated Press9 hours ago
PM Says Easter Bunny Is an 'Essential Worker'New Zealand's prime minister has reassured worried children that the country's coronavirus lockdown will not apply to the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. She said Monday that they have joined workers like health care personnel on the list of "essential workers," the Washington Post reports. "You’ll be pleased to...
Newser11 hours ago
Man Tries to Cross Pyrenees on Foot to Get CigarettesDetermination or idiocy? You decide. A Frenchman decided to head from his home in southern France and cross the border into Spain to buy inexpensive cigarettes. But his drive to La Jonquera was stymied by a police checkpoint. Rather than return home to Perpignan and abide by the lockdown regulations...
Newser12 hours ago
Boris Johnson Is Now in the ICUMonday morning brought the news that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson had entered the hospital Sunday night as a precautionary measure for more tests because he continued to show symptoms 10 days after testing positive for the coronavirus. Now, an apparent worsening. Bloomberg reports the 55-year-old has been taken to...
Newser13 hours ago
An ultra-Orthodox Jew wears an improvised protective face mask as he pulls a supermarket cart on a mainly deserted street because of the government's measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in Bnei Brak, a suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, April 3, 2020.   The military plans to send troops in to assist local authorities with coronavirus control.   (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Israeli leader announces lockdown over Passover holidayIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced a complete lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday to control the country’s coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Virus Lockdown Has an Awful Side EffectThe leader of the UN has made a worldwide appeal related to the coronavirus outbreak, but it has nothing to do with equipment shortages or best practices while out in public. Instead, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is worried about "a horrifying global surge in domestic violence," reports the AP . He didn't...
Newser14 hours ago
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