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About 90% of households — approximately 165 million — will benefit from direct payments, according to the Tax Policy Center. Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday said he and his wife will be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus task force. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Starbucks said workers who choose to stay home or can't go in to work because they are infected by the coronavirus will still get paid for the next 30 days. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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A butcher shop in the Brooklyn borough of New York shows a "Closed" sign, limiting customers to three at a time. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ordering all nonessential businesses to close, in an escalation of the state's attempts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Prince Albert II, pictured in February, will continue to work from his private offices and remain in contact with members of the government, despite his diagnosis. Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic hide caption

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents came under criticism for continuing enforcement operations despite widespread orders by state and local leaders to begin ramping up social distancing efforts. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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French President Emmanuel Macron is seen on a television screen as he speaks during an address to the nation on the outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, on Monday. Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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