Muscovites will have their movements tracked through a mandatory app required on their smartphones.
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Atlantic writer Ed Yong warned of a global pandemic two years ago. He says scientists are still working to understand how COVID-19 travels through air — and whether more of us should be wearing masks.
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Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have issued strong recommendations or orders for people to don face coverings in certain public places — though lots of their neighbors continue to disagree.
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The family wrote new lyrics based on their own frustrations: friends unseen, soccer games canceled, grandparents who can't figure out Skype. The video has been viewed more than seven million times.
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Due to an impasse over defense cost sharing, the U.S. military has furloughed thousands of Korean employees. The furloughs come as U.S. forces in South Korea grapple with cases of COVID-19 infection.
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As Europe's largest economy gets hit with COVID-19, a German government financial aid program will make up some of the lost income for millions of employees.
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At least 66 medical workers have died in Italy as the country battles to slow the spread of coronavirus.
The FBI has issued a warning about so-called "Zoombombing" following incidents in which video conferences were hijacked by trolls playing pornographic videos and shouting profanities.
An online campaign recommended business attire and makeup while working at home, and to avoid sarcasm when asking for help with housework. The women of Malaysia were not amused.
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Hopes that Japan had managed to avoid an explosion in COVID-19 cases fade, as the numbers rise and the country teeters on the brink of declaring a national emergency and lockdown.
Acrobatic dancers from Mumbai's slums performed to a Bollywood song and wowed the audience. Fame may help them out of poverty. NPR's India producer visited some of their homes.
While Secretary of State Pompeo denounces China for its handling of what he calls the "Wuhan virus," the U.S. is racing to acquire medical masks and other protective equipment from China.