Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife, Australia's minister for home affairs, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are among cases of the coronavirus that has infected almost 135,000 people and killed more than 4,900 worldwide.
There should have been corned beef, bagpipe music and parades, but instead, pubs and restaurants are closed down as countries deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian fiddler Ashley MacIsaac is trying to make St. Patrick's Day special for those stuck at home.
The US-Canada border is set to close Friday except for non-essential workers as both countries work to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. That's a big disruption for the people of Windsor, Ontario.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges for doctors on visas who are already in the US, and for international physicians who are supposed to arrive in the US to start work at US hospitals in a few months.