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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks back into Downing Street after attending a cabinet meeting at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Johnson plans to announce new restrictions on social interactions Tuesday as the government tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 before it spirals out of control. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
UK to impose tougher COVID-19 measures amid case spikeBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to announce new restrictions on social interaction as the government tries to slow the spread of COVID-19 before it spirals out of control
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FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, children run past al mural warning people about the dangers of the coronavirus, in the Kibera settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. The pandemic has fractured global relationships as governments act in the interest of their citizens first, but John Nkengasong, Africa's top public health official, has helped to steer the continent's 54 countries into an alliance praised as responding better than some richer nations. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga, File)
As rich nations struggle, Africa's virus response is praisedThe coronavirus pandemic has fractured global relationships
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Does the coronavirus spread easily among children?Does the coronavirus spread easily among children
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European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic puts on his face mask at the end of an online media conference at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Lenarcic said the Commission has increased its stockpile of protective medical equipment and supplies in order to support member states if the health situation deteriorates further in the winter. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, Pool)
The Latest: Madrid may extend virus measures despite outcryMadrid is poised to extend its restrictions on movement to more neighborhoods due to a surge in new cases in other districts, despite an outcry from residents over discrimination
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, file photo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield puts his mask back on after speaking at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on a "Review of Coronavirus Response Efforts," on Capitol Hill, in Washington. The CDC has stirred confusion, by posting, and then taking down, an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread through the air. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)
CDC changes, then retracts, web posting on how virus spreadsThe top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air
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This Sept. 19, 2020, photo provided by the Supreme Court, shows the Bench draped for the death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court in Washington. (Fred Schilling/Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States via AP)
Ginsburg's death exposes fragility of health law protectionCOVID-19 is the newest preexisting medical condition, and the Obama-era health law that protects Americans from insurance discrimination is more fragile following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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In this photo provided by the International Committee for the Red Cross the interior of a new field hospital for coronavirus patients in the Yemen's main southern city of Aden. The Red Cross announced the opening of the facility on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020 as the virus continues to spread largely unchecked in the war-torn country. Many medical facilities in the country have closed as staffers flee or turn patients away. (International Committee for the Red Cross via AP)
Yemen gets new virus hospital after other facilities closeThe Red Cross has announced the opening of a new field hospital in southern Yemen specifically to treat coronavirus patients
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Customers have breakfast inside a bar in the southern neighbourhood of Vallecas in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Police in the Spanish capital and its surrounding towns are stopping people coming in and out of some working-class neighborhoods that have been partially locked down to stem Europe's fastest coronavirus spread. Heightened restrictions to stem Europe's fastest coronavirus spread in some of Madrid's working-class neighborhoods brought a heated debate over the prevalence of inequality in Spain back into the spotlight Monday. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Europe adopts tougher virus restrictions as infections surgeEuropean countries are imposing new coronavirus restrictions as the crisis deteriorates, while the U.S. closes in on 200,000 virus deaths
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CDC Makes 'Profound' Change on COVID, Then BacktracksLate last week, the CDC quietly issued new guidance on how the coronavirus spreads, one considered by health experts to reflect a "profound shift" in thinking, per the Los Angeles Times . On Monday, however, the agency removed the update from its website and said it was a draft version that...
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Right-wing opposition leader Matteo Salvini leaves a polling station, in Milan, Italy, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. On Sunday and Monday Italians are called to vote nationwide in a referendum to confirm a historical change to the country's constitution to drastically reduce the number of Members of Parliament from 945 to 600. Eighteen million of Italian citizens will also vote on Sunday and Monday to renew local governors in seven regions, along with mayors in approximately 1,000 cities. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
Italians turn out to vote despite virus, back lawmaker cuts Italians turned out in droves to vote to reduce the number of lawmakers by a third, results showed Monday, despite the coronavirus pandemic and strict hygiene protocols at the polls
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A healthcare worker has his protective suit disinfected at a sampling station for COVID-19 in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. The country coped well with the first wave of the coronavirus infections in the spring but has been facing a record surge of the new confirmed cases last week. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Czechs replace health minister amid record infection surgeThe Czech government is appointing an epidemiologist as the new health minister as the country struggles with a surge of infections
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A technician collects nasal swab samples for COVID-19 at a drive-through testing centre in Wambrechies, northern France, Monday, Sept.21, 2020. Coronavirus infections tipped the scales again in France on Saturday with nearly 13,500 new infections in 24 hours. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
Europe scrambles to contain rise in coronavirus casesPolitical pressure is growing in Europe for governments to tackle the rising number of coronavirus case without resorting to a spring-style lockdown that would hit the continent’s struggling economies
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