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From left: Maria Nakalanda, Edward Arineitwe and Charles Batte are Ugandan health-care workers who've had to rethink their commute after their country announced transportation restrictions. Maria Nakalanda; Edward Arineitwe; Charles Batte hide caption

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President Trump at the daily coronavirus briefing on Tuesday, when he declared his intent to halt funding to the World Health Organization; and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the WHO. Alex Brandon/AP; Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Countries under coronavirus lockdowns should only ease those restrictions if they can control new infections and trace contacts, the World Health Organization says. Here, Hashim, a health care worker, recently greeted his daughter through a glass door as they maintained social distance due to the COVID-19 outbreak in New Rochelle, N.Y. Joy Malone/Reuters hide caption

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Rohingya refugees wait at a relief distribution point in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh on March 24. Suzauddin Rubel/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Coffins of deceased people stored in a warehouse near Bergamo — a city at the heart of Italy's coronavirus crisis — before being transported to another region for cremation. Piero Cruciatti/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why 'Death Rates' From Coronavirus Can Be Deceiving

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An office worker is screened with an infrared thermometer as he enters a building in New Delhi, India. Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The World Health Organization called the COVID-19 viral disease a pandemic Wednesday. Here, workers in Spain place a medical mask on a figure that was to be part of the Fallas festival in Valencia. The festival has been canceled over the coronavirus outbreak. Alberto Saiz/AP hide caption

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Chinese volunteers from the nonprofit organization Blue Sky Rescue Team carry fumigation equipment on their way to disinfect common areas of a local residential compound last week in Beijing. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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In Italy, police officers and soldiers check passengers leaving from Milan's main train station on Monday. Antonio Calanni/AP hide caption

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Italy Expands Quarantine Measures Nationwide To Stem Spread Of Coronavirus

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Israel has announced a blanket quarantine policy for anyone entering the country; the policy will be in effect for two weeks. Here, empty airline check-in counters are seen at Ben Gurion Airport, near Tel Aviv. Amir Cohen/Reuters hide caption

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"As long as you have these discrete outbreaks ... there is the opportunity to control them," says Dr. Bruce Aylward, team leader of the joint mission between the World Health Organization and China on COVID-19. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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WHO Official Says Coronavirus Containment Remains Possible

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Health care workers bring a patient into an ambulance at Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash. Two deceased residents of the eldercare facility had posthumous diagnoses of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. David Ryder/Getty Images hide caption

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As the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 spreads to more areas, a health worker checks a man's temperature at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Duhok, Iraq, last Tuesday. Ari Jalal/Reuters hide caption

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Police officers wear face masks Wednesday in front of a hotel on Tenerife, the largest of Spain's Canary Islands. Spanish officials say a hotel on the island has been placed under quarantine after an Italian doctor staying there tested positive for the new coronavirus. AP hide caption

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A bus departs from the dock where the Diamond Princess cruise ship sits under quarantine with its thousands of passengers and crew. Japanese authorities said Friday that some older passengers who tested negative for the coronavirus were allowed to disembark. Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A horseshoe bat. Bats are known to carry many different strains of viruses but do not get sick from them. Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Bats Carry Many Viruses. So Why Don't They Get Sick?

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Flowers and a portrait of Dr. Li Wenliang is left at his hospital in Wuhan, China. Li, regarded a whistleblower in the coronavirus outbreak, died of the infectious disease on Friday. Getty Images hide caption

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Critics Say China Has Suppressed And Censored Information In Coronavirus Outbreak

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