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During his remarks to reporters before his departure to Norfolk, Va., President Trump said outside the White House that there was a "possibility that sometime today" there will be a two-week quarantine on parts of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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Authorities are setting up a temporary hospital with 1,000 beds at the Jacob K. Javits Center on Friday in New York City. The city is bracing for an overwhelming tide of patients, as its number of confirmed cases continues to rise. Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The closest fans can get to Major League Baseball during the coronavirus hiatus — a statue outside Great American Ball Park yesterday in Cincinnati. USA Today Sports via Reuters hide caption

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What's In The $2 Trillion Bill For Health Care?

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Andrea Schry (right) fills out the buyer's part of legal forms to buy a handgun as shop worker Missy Morosky fills out the vendor's parts after Dukes Sport Shop in New Castle, Pa., reopened on Wednesday. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's no evidence that pets can contract or spread the coronavirus. But you still may want to keep your dog away from other people right now. Max Posner/NPR hide caption

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Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Friday that a member of her staff died from COVID-19, as the number of positive cases of coronavirus climbed to 271 in the nation's capital. Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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National Guard troops listen as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo addresses a crowd on Friday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, which has been converted into a hospital. Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New arrivals greet each other without touching at Changi Airport earlier this week in Singapore. The island country, which imposed a ban on short-term visitors shortly after this photograph was taken, has now also implemented the threat of prison time for violating social distancing recommendations. Ore Huiying/Getty Images hide caption

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will self-isolate and continue to work in 10 Downing Street in London, announcing his positive test for the coronavirus. He's seen here Thursday night, joining in the U.K.'s national applause for health service workers who are helping to fight the coronavirus. Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook says it's directing users across its platforms to more reliable information from established public health organizations in order to prevent the spread of false content. Facebook hide caption

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How Facebook Wants To Handle Misinformation Around The Coronavirus Epidemic

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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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A motorist gets a drive-through coronavirus test Thursday in Daly City, Calif. The U.S. has surpassed China to have the world's largest number of coronavirus cases. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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