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Fearing Gaza Virus Spread, Hamas Preps for Mass Quarantines

When Nima Amraa returned to the Gaza Strip from neighboring Egypt earlier this month, she was surprised to learn she was being placed in a makeshift quarantine center set up by the ruling Hamas group.

But her initial jitters turned to fear when two fellow travelers in another facility tested positive for the coronavirus — the first cases to be confirmed in Gaza.

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Canada's Trudeau Remains in Isolation after Wife Recovers from Virus

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that he would remain in self-imposed isolation even though his wife, who had contracted the coronavirus, has recovered. 

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ICoast Records First Coronavirus Death

Ivory Coast's health minister announced the country's first confirmed coronavirus during a daily briefing Sunday on the outbreak there.

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Italy's 'Very Long' Lockdown to Only End Gradually

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's government prepared Italians for a "very long" lockdown Sunday that would only be lifted gradually despite its economic hardship and traumatic impact on daily lives.

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U.S. Regulator Approves Limited Use of Malaria Drugs for Virus

A limited emergency-use authorization for two antimalarial drugs touted as game-changers by President Donald Trump has been issued by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat coronavirus patients.

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Trump Ditches Hopes of Quick Virus Bounce-Back for U.S.

President Donald Trump has extended emergency coronavirus restrictions for the United States where his top scientist warned up to 200,000 people could die, as Africa's biggest city readied to go into lockdown on Monday.

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Top Scientist Says Coronavirus Could Claim Up to 200,000 U.S. Lives

A senior U.S. scientist issued a cautious prediction Sunday that the novel coronavirus could claim 100,000 to 200,000 lives in the United States.

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UK Lockdown Will Last 'Significant' Period

The British government admitted on Sunday that the coronavirus lockdown could last a "significant" time as a leading expert warned it could be in place until June.

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Saudi Arabia Seizes 5 Million Illegally Stored Medical Masks

Saudi authorities have seized more than five million medical masks that were illegally stockpiled amid the coronavirus outbreak, state media reported on Sunday.

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UAE Opens Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing Site

The United Arab Emirates has launched a drive-through coronavirus testing facility as part of the Gulf state's efforts to fight the disease, the Abu Dhabi government's media office announced.

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