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People walk and exercise at a promenade along the Mediterranean Sea during the coronavirus pandemic in Beirut on May 3. The Lebanese government has decided to reimpose restrictions after a rise in cases. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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Tour guide Mohammad Awwad by the Treasury in Petra, Jordan's biggest tourist destination. Moises Saman for NPR hide caption

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'1st Time To See It Like This': Petra Tourism Workers Long For Visitors To Return

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Qatar charity workers prepare food parcels for migrant laborers living under quarantine on April 16 amid the coronavirus pandemic in Doha. A restaurant better known for fine dining has lent its facilities to Qatar Charity to feed migrant workers, of whom tens of thousands are strictly confined to an area of Doha's southern industrial area. Karim Jaafar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Mannequins dressed in wedding gowns and wearing protective face masks in Gaza City in March. With wedding halls closed and public gatherings forbidden to prevent the spread of the virus, many couples have celebrated their marriage in alleyways and apartments — so grooms can save the fortune they're normally expected to spend on big parties. Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A pop-up bakery in the town of Shoubak, Jordan, offers traditional Ramadan dessert known as qatayef a day before the start of the holy month. Moises Saman for NPR hide caption

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Iranians shop at the Grand Bazaar in Tehran on Monday. This week officials allowed major shopping areas to reopen, prompting a warning from Tehran's coronavirus task force. Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An aerial picture shows the Galata Bridge and the Bosporus in Istanbul on Saturday, as the Turkish government imposed a two-day curfew to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Bulent Kilic/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Syrian refugee camp in the town of Bar Elias, in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, in January 2019. Now, people fleeing war and calamity have an added worry with the coronavirus pandemic. Bilal Hussein/AP hide caption

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Syrian Refugees In Lebanon Fear Deportation For Seeking Coronavirus Test Or Care

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is questioned by an Israeli police officer as part of the government's measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, in the Orthodox city of Bnei Brak, a suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel, on Tuesday. Ariel Schalit/AP hide caption

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The streets of Jordan's capital of Amman are seen empty after the start of a nationwide curfew on Saturday amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Raad Adayleh/AP hide caption

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Jordan Keeps Coronavirus In Check With One Of The World's Strictest Lockdowns

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