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New Zealand's coronavirus win; Advocates urge collecting patients' racial data; Animal Crossing gives gamers sense of normalcy

New Zealand has effectively stopped the spread of the novel coronavirus but warned against complacency, as countries around the world start to cautiously ease restrictions. The pandemic has made racial disparities more apparent. Advocates are urging countries to collect data to address systemic issues. And for many looking to escape the reality of isolation, Nintendo's Animal Crossing is a gateway to (virtual) normalcy.

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China crackdowns on Hong Kong; Libyans caught between coronavirus and conflict; Ghana uses drones to speed up testing

China is continuing its crackdown of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, announcing on Friday it will prosecute the first foreign national in connection with the movement. In Greek refugee camps, the lack of resources and support has led refugees and migrants to turn to each other for solutions during the pandemic. And in Ghana, drones could help speed up coronavirus testing for rural areas.

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High-profile Syrian war crimes trial opens; Countries debate rescue packages, billionaires ask for bailouts; Missouri sues China over economic coronavirus losses

Germany begins the trial of two Syrian officials accused of crimes against humanity in the Syrian civil war. The US and Europe discuss huge economic rescue packages. Also, billionaries are asking for relief. And, drug cartels are among the many industries hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Plus, desperate parents on the US-Mexico border are sending their children to seek asylum alone, hoping it will give their kids the best chance for their future.

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Earth Day during a pandemic; First US COVID-19 cases earlier than thought; Holocaust survivor shares her story

On Earth Day, what lessons for the environment has humanity learned from facing the pandemic? And, the UN warns of a coming famine of "biblical proportions." How is Asia's largest armed group fending off the coronavirus? And in Mexico, a network of Indigenous community radio stations is spreading the word about the pandemic. Finally, Holocaust survivor Giselle Cycowicz shares her story with The World.

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Trump to halt immigration to the US; Oil prices drop to sub-zero territory for the first time; China works to undermine Hong Kong's democracy movement

US President Donald Trump announced he will issue an order severely limiting immigration to the US, citing the novel coronavirus. And in China, the government is using the crisis to undercut Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. Also, oil prices fell sharply Monday, highlighting plummeting demand and structural problems in the industry. Plus, in the UK, millions of pints of beer could go down the drain. In NYC, bodega workers are serving front line communities.

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Protesters rally against protective measures; preventing economic collapse in Africa; Canadian nurses in Detroit

In the US and Brazil, protesters demonstrated against social distancing, while Israelis took a stand against anti-democratic measures. Africa is expected to experience its first recession in 25 years. And, immigrant health care workers are critical to the UK and the US, but the coronavirus — and Brexit — could limit their ability to work. Also, how do pro athletes keep fit during lockdown?

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China raises coronavirus death toll; political shakeups in Brazil; restoring Notre Dame's soundscape

Chinese officials have revised their novel coronavirus fatality count, but insist there has been no coverup. And in the US, President Donald Trump tells governors they are responsible for opening up states' economies. Political shakeups in Brazil and Turkey point to questionable responses to the pandemic. In Bangladesh, coronavirus could put Rohingya refugee women in leadership roles. And rebuilding the Notre Dame de Paris is about more than the structure. Learn how acoustic research could help reconstruct the cathedral's unique soundscape.

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Denmark reopens schools as experts advise caution globally; IMF warns of second Great Depression; Racing to develop a drug to fight COVID-19

Denmark is sending its youngest residents back to school, as other countries contemplate how to reopen their economies. Also, the IMF warns that the global economy could lose $9 trillion in output over two years. And, learn about the history of the "miracle drug" chloroquine. Plus, MoMA security guards are ready to guide you through the museum's modern art collection.

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Trump cuts WHO funding; online threats increase amid pandemic; deportations could be spreading COVID-19

US President Donald Trump has cut funding to the World Health Organization, prompting swift condemnation from international leaders. Cybercrime has increased during the novel coronavirus pandemic. But a group of cybersecurity experts is volunteering to help fend off attacks. And deportations from the US, the country hardest-hit by COVID-19, continue amid the global health crisis. Those proceedings could be spreading the virus farther.

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Balancing restrictions and lifting lockdowns; Pandemic tests global leaders; Immigrants and DACA recipients are on the front lines of coronavirus

Europe is looking for balance between reopening countries and keeping new infections of the coronavirus under control. In the US, the president melts down as reporters question his leadership. And, immigrant farmworkers and DACA health care providers are essential in the fight against COVID-19 in the US. But they are at risk. Also, astronaut Cady Coleman has suggestions on surviving self-isolation. But if space tips aren't your jam, there's also the Finnish tradition of getting päntsdrunk.

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