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What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Health authorities from Italy to Kansas are warning that the question isn’t whether a second wave of coronavirus infections and deaths will hit, but when and how badly
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In this April 30, 2020 photo, a girl checks her line as people fish at Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler, Ariz. Many state fishing programs have continued to stock community lakes during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing people who have been locked up for weeks a chance to enjoy the outdoors. (AP Photo/John Marshall)
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Ginsburg, from hospital, joins in on 'Obamacare' arguments

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a dispute involving Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks with author Jeffrey Rosen at the National Constitution Center Americas Town Hall at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington. The court announced late Tuesday, May 5, 2020, that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being treated for an infection caused by a gallstone and plans to participate from a Maryland hospital. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
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Coronavirus updates: World's 2nd-largest continent sees 42% jump in cases

The WHO has warned that Africa could become the next epicenter of COVID-19.
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A man opens his mouth to receive a testing swab for COVID-19 at a screening and testing drive in front of the Madala Hostel in the sprawling township of Alexandra in Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 27, 2020.
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Trump: COVID-19 task force not dismantling, just refocusing

One day after saying that the COVID-19 task force would be winding down, President Donald Trump says it would continue on indefinitely, but focus on rebooting the economy
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President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Phoenix to visit a Honeywell plant that manufactures protective equipment, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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UK scientist who warned over virus quits for lockdown breach

One of the British government’s key scientific advisers has quit after violating the terms of the U.K.'s coronavirus lockdown by receiving secret visits from his girlfriend
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A sign above an underpass in London advises drivers to stay at home, as the country is in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, Monday, April 13, 2020. The new coronavirus 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/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
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Taiwan makes new push for inclusion in World Health Assembly

Taiwan’s health minister says the island's exclusion from the upcoming World Health Assembly would harm the global response to the coronavirus pandemic and cannot be excused by mere rules of procedure
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Coronavirus crisis exacts toll on people with disabilities

For millions of disabled people and their families, the coronavirus crisis has piled on new difficulties and ramped up those that already existed
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In this April 14, 2020, photo, Jodi Hansen walks with her son Jacob Hansen near their home, in Eagle Mountain, Utah. Even before the new coronavirus hit, cystic fibrosis meant a cold could put Jacob Hansen in the hospital for weeks. He relies on hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes to keep germs at bay because has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, but these days shelves are often bare. For millions of disabled people and their families, the coronavirus crisis has piled on new difficulties and ramped up those that already existed. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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Virus outbreak in India market could cause cases to snowball

Health officials are rushing to contain a coronavirus outbreak in one of Asia’s largest fruit and vegetable markets in the Indian city of Chennai
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FILE-In this March 28, 2020 file photo, police officer Rajesh Babu wears a helmet representing the coronavirus, and requests commuters to stay home during countrywide lockdown in Chennai, India. Health officials are rushing to contain a coronavirus outbreak in one of Asia’s largest fruit and vegetable markets in this southern Indian city. (AP Photo/R. Parthibhan, File)
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Asia Today: India's cases spike with Chennai market cluster

Health officials are rushing to contain the spread of the coronavirus in India’s southern city of Chennai
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Foreign workers wearing face masks wait for new coronavirus testing at a wet market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Malaysia's government says all foreign workers must undergo mandatory virus testing as many business sectors reopen in parts of the country for the first time since a partial virus lockdown began March 18. A senior official says the government has decided to make it compulsory for foreign workers to take virus tests after cases rose over the weekend including a new cluster involving foreign workers at a construction site. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
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Coronavirus map: Tracking the spread in the US and around the world

The outbreak, which began in China, has sickened over 3.6 million worldwide.
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This handout illustration image taken with a scanning electron microscope shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19isolated emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab.
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The second virus wave: How bad will it be as lockdowns ease?

From Italy to Kansas, doctors are increasingly warning of a second wave of virus infections as many countries and U.S. states re-open for business to save jobs and economies
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Tara Van Wieren works on a Mother's Day flower arraignment at Relles Florist in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Florists are among the retail businesses that Gov. Gavin Newsom said might be eligible to open before the end of this week under upcoming state guidelines concerning the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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The Latest: Belgium allows more shops to open next week

Belgian Prime minister Sophie Wilmes announced loosening of social distancing measures, allowing more shops to open next week and hosting friends or family members at home
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Pedestrians walk beside a closed factory while one of them wears a face mask to prevent the coronavirus as the sun sets during a spring sunny day, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, while the lockdown continues. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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Pope backs migrant farm workers as Italy mulls legalization

Pope Francis is calling for migrant farm workers to be treated with dignity amid the coronavirus crisis
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This wearable device can tell if your cough is the coronavirus

Researchers in Chicago have developed a new wearable device that can track a person’s coronavirus symptoms, possibly alerting health authorities of new cases before patients are confirmed to be sick.
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Researchers in Chicago have developed a new wearable device that can track a person’s coronavirus symptoms, possibly alerting health authorities of new cases before patients are confirmed to be sick.
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NYC mayor: Other states may be reopening too quickly

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says rising coronavirus infection rates outside of the New York metropolitan area show that other states may be reopening too quickly
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A window display at a J Crew store overlooks a quiet Rockefeller Center, Saturday, May 2, 2020, in New York. On April 30, the company announced it would apply for bankruptcy protection amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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Apple and Google give a sneak peek of COVID-19 exposure-notification apps

The two tech companies shared images and guidelines on Monday for governments and public health authorities to integrate with their contact tracing apps.
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The two tech companies shared images and guidelines on Monday for governments and public health authorities to integrate with their contact tracing apps.
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Spain to avert political crisis, extend virus lockdown

Spain's government appears to have saved the country from a political crisis on top of a battle against its devastating coronavirus outbreak
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Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez observes a minute silence in memory of the coronavirus victims at the beginning of a parliamentary session in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday May 6, 2020. Spanish Prime Minster Pedro Sanchez is appearing before Spain's Parliament on Wednesday to ask for a fourth two-week extension of the state of emergency that has allowed his government to apply a strict lockdown in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. It appears he will have the support despite losing the backing of the main opposition party. (J.J. Guillen, Pool Photo via AP)
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Dallas salon owner jailed for defying virus shutdown order

A Dallas hair salon owner is in jail after she continued to operate her business despite shutdown orders that were in place because of the coronavirus pandemic
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Indian trains carry thousands of stranded workers home

Thousands of jobless Indian migrant workers have arrived by train in their home state after the government eased a lockdown imposed on March 25 to fight the coronavirus pandemic
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Migrant laborers, who arrived from Gujarat state on a train, rest before processding for their native villages in their home state of Uttar Pradesh in Prayagraj, India, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. India is running train service for thousands of migrant workers desperate to return home since it imposed a nationwide lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
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2 Russian doctors dead after mysterious accidents

Two Russian doctors died and one remains in the intensive care unit in serious condition after falling out of windows in hospitals under mysterious circumstances last week
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A medical worker wearing protective equipment sprays disinfectant at his ambulance after delivering a patient suspected of being infected with the coronavirus to the Pokrovskaya hospital in St.Petersburg, Russia, Monday, May 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
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EU, Balkans leaders to reaffirm ties amid virus crisis

Leaders from the European Union and the Western Balkans are going to hold a summit
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May 06

Atlanta's new archbishop to be installed -- at a distance

Catholic leaders say Atlanta’s new archbishop will be installed Wednesday in a socially-distant Mass, adapting some Catholic traditions in response to the coronavirus pandemic
May 06
FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, St. Patrick's Day Parade grand marshal Gerald "Jerry" Counihand, center, and his wife, Lisa Harrison Counihand, right, stand after being blessed by Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, left, at the St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah, Ga. Catholic leaders say Hartmayer, Atlanta’s new archbishop, will be installed Wednesday, May 6, in a Mass that will blaze a new path through old traditions. Inside the cathedral, some of the priests and others in attendance will look on from a choir loft so as not to violate social distancing practices. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
May 06

Doctors rush to understand COVID-19's second-week crash

Doctors aren’t sure why the second week seems to be particularly dangerous.
May 06
Medical workers take in patients outside of a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center, May 4, 2020, in Brooklyn, New York.
May 06

Lives Lost: Generous Egyptian grandma was family 'jewel'

Normally during Ramadan, Ghaliya Abdel-Wahab would be giving out food to her neighbors
May 06
This undated handout image provided by the family of El-Sayed, shows Ghaliya Abdel-Wahab, who died from COVID-19 on April 6, 2020, poses for a photograph with her grandson, in the Shubra el-Kheima neighborhood, Qalyoubiya governorate, Egypt. The novel coronavirus struck her family with horrific speed, infecting 45 of her relatives. (El-Sayed family via AP)
May 06

UN leader says 1B people with disabilities hard hit by virus

The U.N.’s leader says the world’s 1 billion people living with disabilities are among the hardest hit by the coronavirus and called for them to have equal access to prevention and treatment of COVID-19
May 06
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses his statement, during the opening of the High-Level Segment of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
May 06

Navy SEAL recruits resume training while social distancing

Navy SEAL recruits and their instructors are being tested for the coronavirus as the candidates in one of the military's most grueling programs return to training with new social distancing guidelines
May 06
This Monday May 4, 2020, photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows SEAL candidates participating in "surf immersion" during Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training at the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Center in Coronado, Calif. Navy SEAL recruits and their instructors are being tested for the coronavirus as the candidates in one of the military's most grueling programs return to training with new social distancing guidelines, a top official said Tuesday, May 5, 2020. (MC1 Anthony Walker/U.S. Navy via AP)
May 06

The Latest: Virus to delay regional elections in Indonesia

The coronavirus outbreak has forced Indonesia to delay its simultaneous regional elections slated for Sept. 23 that would reach more than 100 million of voters
May 06
An ambulance leaves the Isabella Center in New York, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. New York state is reporting more than 1,700 previously undisclosed deaths at nursing homes and adult care facilities as the state faces scrutiny over how it's protected vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 06

Treasury to begin distributing virus relief money to tribes

The U.S. Treasury Department says it will begin distributing billions in coronavirus relief funding to tribes
May 06
FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2014, file photo, students walk between buildings at the Little Singer Community School in Birdsprings, Ariz., on the Navajo Nation. The tribe is among plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit that seeks to keep the U.S. Treasury Department from disbursing coronavirus relief funding for tribes to Alaska Native corporations. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 06

Michigan communities holding largely mail-based elections

Michigan communities saw record turnout for local elections, as voters participated in largely mail-based contests that could be a blueprint for the presidential battleground in November
May 06
Angela Beauchamp fills out an absentee ballot at City Hall in Garden City, Mich., Tuesday, May 5, 2020. People in about 50 Michigan communities are participating in largely mail-based local elections that might be a blueprint for the presidential battleground state in November. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
May 06

Family of dead crew member with virus sues Royal Caribbean

The family of a cruise crew member who died after testing positive for COVID-19 has filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises saying the company failed to protect its employees
May 06
FILE- In this March 14, 2020 photo, police boat guards the Symphony of the Seas cruise ship docked in Miami. The family of Pujiyoko, a cruise crew member who died after testing positive for COVID-19, has filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises saying the company failed to protect its employees. Pujiyoko worked in housekeeping on the Symphony of the Seas ship. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
May 06

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

U.S. President Donald Trump visited a mask factory in Arizona, but ignored guidelines to wear a mask
May 06
Stadium seats are empty as a part of precaution against the new coronavirus during a baseball game between Hanwha Eagles and SK Wyverns in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. With umpires fitted with masks and cheerleaders dancing beneath vast rows of empty seats, a new baseball season got underway in South Korea following a weeks-long delay because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 06

Roche CEO discusses ramping up antibody test production

Severin Schwan says that many employees are contributing to meeting the aggressive manufacturing targets that the company promised after receiving emergency FDA approval for its antibody test.
May 06
Roche CEO discusses ramping up antibody test production
May 06

15 children hospitalized in NYC with mysterious syndrome

"The full spectrum of disease is not yet known."
May 06
Medical workers take in patients outside of a special coronavirus intake area at Maimonides Medical Center, May 4, 2020, in Brooklyn, New York.
May 06

Northeastern Brazil city is nation's first to enter lockdown

The tropical capital of one of Brazil’s poorest states has ground to a halt
May 06
People walk in an empty street during a lockdown imposed by the government to help stop the spread of the new coronavirus in the historic district of downtown Sao Luis, in the northeastern state of Maranhao, Brazil, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The capital of tropical Maranh?o state ground largely to a halt Tuesday, becoming the first major Brazilian city to enter a lockdown in the hopes of preventing the coronavirus pandemic from overwhelming the health care system of one of the country's poorest states. (Douglas Junior/Futura Press via AP)
May 05

States with few virus cases get big share of relief aid

An Associated Press analysis shows that some of the least-populated states with relatively few coronavirus cases received an out-sized proportion of the $150 billion in federal money that was designed to address virus-related expenses
May 05
Wyoming is among a handful of small states with few coronavirus cases that have received an outsized share of stimulus money. <b> Cursor over states for details</b>
May 05

Here come COVID-19 tracing apps - and privacy trade-offs

Many governments eager to reopen their societies are starting to bet on smartphone apps to help stanch the coronavirus pandemic
May 05
A soldier of the Swiss army wearing a protective face mask holds a smartphone with an app using Decentralized Privacy-Preserving Proximity Tracing (DP-3T) during a test with 100 soldiers in the military compound of Chamblon near Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, Thursday, April 30, 2020. The race by governments to develop mobile tracing apps in order to contain infections after lockdowns ease is focusing attention on privacy. The debate is especially urgent in Europe, where academics and civil liberties activists are pushing for solutions that protect personal data. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)
May 05

Pandemic: What You Need to Know 05/05/2020

How the pandemic has effected the movie theater business; Summer camps are trying to figure out ways to operate safely during pandemic; Tina Knowles on her ‘I did my part’ campaign
May 05
VIDEO: Pandemic: What You Need to Know 05/05/2020
May 05

11 attorneys general seek probe into meatpacking industry

The attorneys general for 11 Midwestern states have urged the Justice Department to investigate market concentration and potential price fixing by meatpackers in the cattle industry during the coronavirus pandemic
May 05
May 05

Consider human costs in economic reopenings, Cuomo urges

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the national debate over when to reopen outbreak-ravaged economies boils down to the value placed on people’s lives
May 05
A pedestrian wearing a face mask to protect for the coronavirus walks past a COVID-19 test site for first responders at the Westchester County Center, Monday, May 4, 2020, in White Plains, N.Y. The new coronavirus 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/Mary Altaffer)
May 05

More answers to your COVID-19 questions

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton discussed if mosquitos can spread COVID-19, can a warmer climate halt the spread of the virus, and is there evidence the virus is manmade.
May 05
VIDEO: More answers to your COVID-19 questions
May 05

Workers want virus protections before casinos reopen

Casino workers across the country want their employers to provide them with protective equipment and adopt tough new cleaning and social distancing policies before the gambling halls reopen during the coronavirus outbreak
May 05
In a June 20, 2019 photo, a dealer conducts a card game at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J. On Tuesday, May 5, 2020 unions and casino workers in four states called for casinos to provide protective equipment and adopt strict cleaning and health measures before casinos reopen in the U.S. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
May 05

Kevin Bacon calls on fans to put their hands together for front-line workers

Kevin Bacon discussed a campaign from his “six degrees” charity called “I feed the front”.
May 05
VIDEO: Kevin Bacon calls on fans to put their hands together for front-line workers
May 05

Tina Knowles on her ‘I did my part’ campaign

Philanthropist and entrepreneur Tina Knowles Lawson discussed the movement to help raise awareness and get much-needed help to communities suffering during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 05
VIDEO: Tina Knowles on her ‘I did my part’ campaign
May 05

Celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week

Today’s educators in Hawaii are missing their students and turning to song.
May 05
VIDEO: Celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 05

UK overtakes Italy with most official virus deaths in Europe

Britain now has Europe’s highest official coronavirus death toll after the latest round of daily figures Tuesday showed it overtaking Italy
May 05
Members of the clinical staff wearing Personal Protective Equipment PPE care for a patient with coronavirus in the intensive care unit at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England, Tuesday May 5, 2020. (Neil Hall/Pool via AP)
May 05

Some in the Midwest are worried that it’s too soon to lift lockdown

Frank Cownie, mayor of Des Moines, Iowa, discussed his approach to loosening restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 05
VIDEO: Some in the Midwest are worried that it’s too soon to lift lockdown
May 05

Latest coronavirus developments we’re watching

States where social distancing rules are relaxed are still experiencing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, the cruise industry gets ready to set sail again, and its world hand hygiene day.
May 05
VIDEO: Latest coronavirus developments we’re watching
May 05

Latest updates on COVID-19: May 5, 2020

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton discussed the latest on the coronavirus.
May 05
VIDEO: Latest updates on COVID-19: May 5, 2020
May 05

Coronavirus daily update: May 5, 2020

The latest news and biggest developments to keep you informed about the deadly pandemic.
May 05
Coronavirus daily update: May 5, 2020
May 05

Russia: Domestic violence reports spike amid virus lockdown

Russia’s human rights ombudswoman says the number of reported domestic violence cases in the country more than doubled during the coronavirus lockdown, painting a completely different picture than that provided by police
May 05
An electronic screen, installed on the facade of a business centre, shows an image of a doctor wearing a medical mask and calling to be careful not to become infected with coronavirus in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, April 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
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