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German researchers work toward 'immunity passports'; Families in limbo as refugee resettlement is suspended due to COVID-19

As confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus pass 800,000, German researchers are working to track who is immune to the virus and how that could get some people back to work. Also, refugee resettlement has been suspended due to the pandemic, leaving many in limbo. And, are international calls to lay down arms being heard? Coachella and Glastonbury are canceled, but one arts festival is embracing the opportunity to connect across the globe — via the internet.

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Trump extends restrictions through April; Africa’s most populous city on lockdown; In Senegal, COVID-19 safety measures conflict with cultural traditions

Despite earlier statements suggesting the US would be ready to open back up again by Easter, US President Donald Trump announced restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus will be extended until the end of April. And in Russia, where critics have argued that the country is underreporting coronavirus cases, health authorities in Moscow have ordered residents to stay at home. Also, how are you dealing with life under quarantine? Sing along with us in our version of “Sweet Caroline.”

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US leads in confirmed coronavirus cases; Germany's low mortality rate; How families around the world talk coronavirus with kids

The US now has the world's highest number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases — 86,000 — as global totals near 550,000. And as the US retreats to deal with its own crisis, rivals are filling the US gap in leadership in the world. As lawmakers prepare to implement a $2 trillion rescue package, businesses on the US-Mexico border are already feeling the strain of restrictions. And how do you explain coronavirus and lockdowns to your kids? Hear how children around the world are processing the pandemic.

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