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Anthony Fauci (right), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, speaks alongside President Biden following a meeting of the COVID-19 response team at the White House on Monday. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Specialist Meric Greenbaum, left, works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Black Friday. Stocks dropped after a coronavirus variant appears to be spreading across the globe. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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A pupil receives hand sanitizer upon returning to school in Johannesburg on July 6. Since easing its lockdown, coronavirus cases have spiked and the government is introducing some restrictions. Denis Farrell/AP hide caption

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In Nairobi's Kibera slum in April, Nancy Andeka, 45, teaches her and her neighbor's children at home as schools are closed due to the coronavirus. Brian Inganga/AP hide caption

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As Kenya Keeps Schools Shut, Teen Pregnancies Are Rising

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A man carries a box of protective masks to emergency workers Thursday in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. The West African country has seen relatively few confirmed cases of the coronavirus to this point — but global health officials fear that won't always be the case. John Wessels/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Informal vendors gather on Wednesday in front of a municipal office building in Johannesburg to try to obtain a permit for working amid the national lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. Luca Sola/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People get their temperatures taken at the border between Abuja and the Nasarawa State, Nigeria, on March 30. African countries are working to prepare for the rise in cases of COVID-19 as the coronavirus spreads on the continent. Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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