Grassroots efforts to fight the coronovirus in epicenter of Wuhan

March 02, 2020

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Several people are shown walking in an alley with all the shop entrances closed off with metal gates.

People wearing masks are seen in an alley near the Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, Feb. 27, 2020.

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In Wuhan, China — where COVID-19 began — residents now volunteer to obtain supplies, make deliveries to hospitals and raise funds to fight the coronavirus. And, Taliban officials say they're resuming military operations just days after signing a peace deal with the US after Afghanistan's government rejected the timeline for a prisoner swap. Plus, a US federal appeals court flip flops as it invalidates — then reinstates — President Donald Trump's "Remain in Mexico" program, which has sent nearly 60,000 migrants back to Mexico.

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