Restrictions on gatherings prompt clashes between police, worshipers

In India and Pakistan, the devout pushed back on the curtailing of Friday prayers amid the coronavirus outbreak.
A medical worker wears protective gear in a coronavirus testing tent in Tijuana, Mexico, last week. (Bloomberg)
A medical worker wears protective gear in a coronavirus testing tent in Tijuana, Mexico, last week. (Bloomberg)

Mexican factories boost production of medical supplies for U.S. hospitals while country struggles with its own outbreak

Mexican officials are asking medical equipment makers to reserve more supplies for domestic use. The makers say it’s not so easy.
The tens of thousands of new American cases came as President Trump announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that everyone wear a simple, cloth face covering while out in public.
With debate unfolding over the full scope of the coronavirus pandemic, Australia’s chief doctor said the global death toll was probably five to 10 times higher than official figures indicated, and China warned of the risk of a resurgence in domestic cases.
Since the coronavirus outbreak began in China, new cases have been confirmed in more than 100 countries, with thousands of cases reported in South Korea, Italy and Iran and hundreds in the United States.
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China’s coronavirus death toll appears far higher than its official tally. Authorities are curtailing memorial services, denying many a proper chance to mourn loved ones.
German officials even accused the U.S. of piracy over a shipment of masks officials claimed was diverted to the U.S. in Thailand.
The mood has darkened since Italians were singing from their balconies.
No breakthrough has been reached more than a week after Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz announced a power partnership.
There’s been bitter infighting over medical supplies and the economic response.
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From hospitals to farmlands, migrants are providing vital labor to keep societies afloat
The ship, carrying 1,020 guests and 878 crew, expects to reach Fort Lauderdale by Saturday.
The uncertainty appears to be over for more than 1,200 passengers — some of whom are sick with covid-19 — on two Holland America ships that have been waiting for permission to dock in Florida.
Vacationers left port before the pandemic struck, then found themselves in uncharted waters.
Many fear that ramping up production and purchases from abroad may come too late to handle a spike in infections.
From a restricted Italy, an artist’s eye on the deadly coronavirus outbreak
The decision by the Sindh High Court will be appealed to the country’s Supreme Court, and all suspects will remain in custody.
The Mossad is securing medical supplies from undisclosed locations abroad, officials say.
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Amid the coronavirus lockdown in France, charity workers are preparing more than a thousand meals a day for migrants and the homeless on the half-abandoned grounds of a former Paris hospital whose patron saint was devoted to the poor
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Egyptian officials say at least 15 medics in the country’s main cancer hospital have been quarantined after testing positive for the coronavirus, raising fears the pandemic could prey on health facilities in the Arab world’s most populous country
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The coronavirus could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their own nations
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The president of the U.N. General Assembly says the 193-member world body will take a decision in the coming month on whether to delay the annual gathering of world leaders in New York in late September because of the coronavirus pandemic
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America’s armed services are finding it harder to bring in new recruits as the worsening coronavirus forces families and communities to hunker down, even as the country turns increasingly to the military for help
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