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Poland marks 10 years since president killed in plane crash

Poland’s government has demanded that Russia return the wreckage of the plane that crashed in 2010, killing Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others
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Chad says 1,000 Boko Haram killed during week of fighting

Chad says its soldiers have killed some 1,000 jihadists in an operation on the islands of Lake Chad that targeted Boko Haram fighters
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Pakistan seeks extradition of IS leader from Afghanistan

Pakistan has asked neighbor Afghanistan to extradite a leader of the local Islamic State affiliate, who was arrested in an Afghan intelligence operation earlier this month
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FILE- in this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, photo, security personnel inspect a Sikh house of worship in the aftermath of a deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Pakistan asked neighbor Afghanistan to extradite Aslam Farooqi, a leader of the local Islamic State affiliate, who was arrested in an Afghan intelligence operation in southern Afghanistan earlier this month. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, file)
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As Easter nears, virus deaths test Italian priest's faith

The circle of contagion around the Rev. Angelo Riva couldn’t have been tighter as the new coronavirus invaded northern Italy
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Renault seeking 4-5 billion euros in state-backed loans

Renault says it is cancelling 300 million euros ($325 million) worth of dividend payments for 2019 and its chairman is taking a pay cut, as the French automaker tries to weather the coronavirus crisis
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New, larger wave of locusts threatens millions in Africa

Weeks before the coronavirus spread through the world, parts of Africa were already threatened by another kind of plague, the biggest locust outbreak some had seen in 70 years
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In this photo taken Tuesday, March 31, 2020, desert locusts swarm over a tree in Kipsing, near Oldonyiro, in Isiolo county, Kenya. Weeks before the coronavirus spread through much of the world, parts of Africa were already threatened by another kind of plague, the biggest locust outbreak some countries had seen in 70 years, and now the second wave of the voracious insects, some 20 times the size of the first, is arriving. (Sven Torfinn/FAO via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
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Southeast Asian ministers endorse plans for pandemic fund

Southeast Asian foreign ministers have endorsed the setting up of a regional fund to respond to the coronavirus pandemic
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Roadside bomb kills 2 Pakistani soldiers near Afghan border

Pakistani intelligence officials say a roadside bomb has killed two paramilitary soldiers in restive southwestern Baluchistan province when they they were clearing the area for fencing the border with Afghanistan
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Mosques, streets quiet as Indonesia's capital tightens rules

Mosques usually filled for Friday prayers and streets normally clogged with cars and motorcycles were empty as stricter coronavirus measures were enforced in Indonesia’s capital
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People wear masks at a traditional market in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, April 10, 2020. Authorities began stricter measures to halt the new coronavirus' spread in Indonesia's capital Friday, with its normally congested streets empty after death toll spiked in the past week. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
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Singapore stops Zoom for online education as hackers strike

Singapore has suspended the use of Zoom for online education after hackers hijacked a lesson and showed obscene images to students
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OPEC says a proposed cut to oil production 'is conditional on the consent of Mexico' after marathon teleconference

OPEC says a proposed cut to oil production 'is conditional on the consent of Mexico' after marathon teleconference
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War-ravaged Yemen announces 1st confirmed coronavirus case

Yemen’s internationally recognized government has announced the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the war-torn country, stoking fears that an outbreak could devastate an already crippled health care system
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Yemen’s internationally recognized government announces first confirmed case of coronavirus in the war-torn country.

Yemen’s internationally recognized government announces first confirmed case of coronavirus in the war-torn country.
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In a test of faith, Christians mark Good Friday in isolation

Christians are commemorating Jesus’ crucifixion without the solemn church services or emotional processions of past years, marking Good Friday in a world locked down by the coronavirus pandemic
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A priest closes the door of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a place where Christians believe Jesus Christ was buried, during a lockdown following government measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, during Holy Thursday in Jerusalem's old city, Thursday, April 9, 2020. The traditional Holy Thursday procession is taking place inside the church with out public attendance this year due to restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
April 10, 2020, 5:29 AM

Saudi state TV says OPEC+ deal is 10 million barrels per day cut to July 1; 8 million per day cut through end of year

Saudi state TV says OPEC+ deal is 10 million barrels per day cut to July 1; 8 million per day cut through end of year
April 10, 2020, 5:29 AM
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AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean

AP Week in Pictures, Latin America & Caribbean
April 10, 2020, 4:00 AM
Devotees of the "Nazareno de San Pablo" kneel as a statue of Jesus in a Pope mobile moves past during Holy Week celebrations in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The annual procession, in which pilgrims normally take to the streets, is not allowed this year due to quarantine laws to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus, so the Catholic Church is driving the religious icon around the capital for people to see from their homes. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
April 10, 2020, 1:05 AM

Virus-hit Wuhan cautiously revives amid thicket of controls

Residents of Wuhan are cautiously returning to shopping and strolling in the streets of the city where the coronavirus pandemic began
April 10, 2020, 1:05 AM
A resident gets a ride from her dog along a retail street in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Released from their apartments after a 2 1/2-month quarantine, residents of the city where the coronavirus pandemic began are cautiously returning to shopping and strolling in the street but say they still go out little and keep children home while they wait for schools to reopen. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
April 10, 2020, 12:41 AM

AP PHOTOS: AP Week in Pictures in Asia

APRIL 3-9, 2020 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Asia and Pacific. The gallery was curated by AP photo editor Masayo Yoshida in Tokyo. Follow AP visual journalism: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/apnews AP Images on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AP—Images AP Images blog: http://apimagesblog.com
April 10, 2020, 12:41 AM
People ride an escalator up toward a train station Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency on Tuesday for Tokyo and six other prefectures to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
April 9, 2020, 11:56 PM

UN agency says 280 migrants stranded in unsafe port in Libya

The U.N. migration agency says the Libyan coast guard rescued 280 migrants in distress in the Mediterranean Sea and diverted them to the shores of the North African country where intense bombardment prevented them from disembarking
April 9, 2020, 11:56 PM
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, men from Bangladesh disembark from the Open Arms rescue vessel at the port of Messina after being rescued on Friday off the Libyan coast, in Sicily, Italy. The European Union announced Tuesday, March 31, 2020 the launch of a new naval mission in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at enforcing the U.N arms embargo on Libya, after Italy blocked a previous operation claiming that the warships attracted migrants. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios, File)
April 9, 2020, 10:56 PM

Euro countries agree half trillion euros in support

European finance ministers have agreed on more than a half-trillion euros, or $550 billion, of support programs to cushion the recession caused by the virus outbreak
April 9, 2020, 10:56 PM
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz abrief the media after Eurogroup negotiations in front of the finance ministry in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
April 9, 2020, 10:18 PM

Giant pandas enjoy early Easter treats

The Adelaide Zoo had been closed to the public since the end of March due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
April 9, 2020, 10:18 PM
The Adelaide Zoo had been closed to the public since the end of March due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
April 9, 2020, 10:16 PM

Israelis under curfew celebrate 1st night of Passover from balconies

The Passover curfew ended in the morning, but the country remained on lockdown as the coronavirus death toll increased.
April 9, 2020, 10:16 PM
The Passover curfew ended in the morning, but the country remained on lockdown as the coronavirus death toll increased.
April 9, 2020, 8:39 PM

With Africa's most cases, South Africa extends lockdown

South Africa's president has extended the country’s strict lockdown to combat the coronavirus until the end of April
April 9, 2020, 8:39 PM
Pedestrians walks on the street in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, April 9, 2020. South Africa and more than half of Africa's 54 countries have imposed lockdowns, curfews, travel bans or other restrictions to try to contain the spread of COVID-19. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
April 9, 2020, 8:22 PM

Pope hails priests, health workers as 'the saints next door'

Pope Francis has described priests and medical personnel who tend to the needs of COVID-19 patients as “the saints next door.”
April 9, 2020, 8:22 PM
Pope Francis attends a Mass for Holy Thursday, inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Francis celebrated the Holy Week Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, which was largely empty of faithful because of restrictions aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Alessandro Di Meo/Pool Photo via AP)
April 9, 2020, 8:08 PM

UK braces for more virus deaths; Johnson reported stable

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care where he was being treated for the new coronavirus, as his government told Britons to prepare for several more weeks in lockdown
April 9, 2020, 8:08 PM
An image of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and quotes from her historic television broadcast commenting on the coronavirus pandemic are displayed on a big screen behind the Eros statue at Piccadilly Circus in London, Thursday, April 9, 2020. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care with the coronavirus but is improving and sitting up in bed, a senior government minister said Wednesday, as the U.K. recorded its biggest spike in COVID-19 deaths to date. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 9, 2020, 8:03 PM

US Navy Band performs traditional Neapolitan song for Italy

In celebration of World Health Day, the band also dedicated their performance to health care workers fighting against COVID-19.
April 9, 2020, 8:03 PM
In celebration of World Health Day, the band also dedicated their performance to health care workers fighting against COVID-19.
April 9, 2020, 7:45 PM

Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events in Iran may stop over virus

Iran’s supreme leader is suggesting that mass gatherings in the Islamic Republic may be barred through the Muslim holy month of Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic
April 9, 2020, 7:45 PM
In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addresses the nation on a televised speech, in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, March 22, 2020. Iran's supreme leader Sunday refused U.S. assistance to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory that the virus could be man-made by America. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
April 9, 2020, 7:07 PM

Saudi cease-fire takes effect in Yemen, rebels suspect ploy

A cease-fire proposed by the Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen has gone into effect, potentially paving the way for peace talks to end the more than 5-year-old conflict
April 9, 2020, 7:07 PM
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020 file photo, Yazan, 1, sits with his mother before his heart surgery at the Tajoura National Heart Center in Tripoli, Libya. Yazan's odyssey from his small desert hometown to the hospital barely skirted the war's front lines. In conflict zones across the Middle East, the specter of the coronavirus looms large. Authorities in Yemen, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan and the Gaza Strip warn that health care systems gutted by years of war and unrest have left millions of people doubly vulnerable to the pandemic. For most people, the virus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
April 9, 2020, 7:03 PM

Africa must not be 'neglected' in virus fight, officials say

African officials are objecting to the global jostling to obtain medical equipment to combat the coronavirus
April 9, 2020, 7:03 PM
Homeless recyclers and other destitute people, some of whom said they have not eaten in three days practice limited social distancing as they lineup in a Johannesburg park, waiting to receive food baskets from private donors, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Because of South Africa's imposed lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, many people who don't have savings and are unable to work are not able to buy food.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
April 9, 2020, 6:48 PM

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of intensive care

He will continue to be closely monitored in the hospital.
April 9, 2020, 6:48 PM
FILE - 5 APRIl 2020: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been has been take to the hospital for tests after concerns of continued symptoms from COVID-19. LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 25: Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the telephone to Queen Elizabeth II for her Weekly Audience during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at 10 Downing Street on March 25, 2020 in London, England.
April 9, 2020, 6:28 PM

Japan's sudden spike in coronavirus cases after Olympics postponement raises eyebrows

Japan reported more than 500 new positive cases for the first time Thursday.
April 9, 2020, 6:28 PM
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wearing a face mask attends a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo on April 7, 2020. Abe on April 7 declared a monthlong state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures over a spike in novel coronavirus cases.
April 9, 2020, 6:23 PM

Pope hails priests, health workers as 'the saints next door'

Pope Francis has described priests and medical personnel who tend to the needs of COVID-10 patients as “the saints next door.”
April 9, 2020, 6:23 PM
Pope Francis attends a Mass for Holy Thursday, inside St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Francis celebrated the Holy Week Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, which was largely empty of faithful because of restrictions aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Alessandro Di Meo/Pool Photo via AP)
April 9, 2020, 6:18 PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved out of intensive care as condition improves

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved out of intensive care as condition improves
April 9, 2020, 6:18 PM
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Germany flies in seasonal farm workers amid virus measures

Two planeloads of Eastern European farm workers have arrived in Germany amid strict precautions to protect the seasonal laborers and the country from the new coronavirus
April 9, 2020, 6:02 PM
Harvesters prick asparagus in a field with the help of an electric harvester in Buchholz, Germany, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Schleswig-Holstein's asparagus-eaters can look forward to the first shoots from local cultivation. (Daniel Bockwoldt/dpa via AP)
April 9, 2020, 5:38 PM

Canada's first wave of cases won't end until the summer: PM

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians will need to stay at home and practice physical distancing for months as the first wave of COVID-19 cases in the country won’t end until the summer
April 9, 2020, 5:38 PM
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians on the COVID-19 pandemic from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Ontario, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 9, 2020, 5:30 PM

AP Week in Pictures, Middle East

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan Region between April 2-8, 2020
April 9, 2020, 5:30 PM
An Israeli man stands on his hands on an empty road during a lockdown following government measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday a complete lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday to control the country's virus outbreak, but offered citizens some hope by saying he expects to lift widespread restrictions after the week-long Jewish holiday of Passover. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
April 9, 2020, 5:01 PM

Wuhan opens, entertaining children, virtual Seder: World in Photos, April 9, 2020

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
April 9, 2020, 5:01 PM
VIDEO: Wuhan opens, entertaining children, virtual Seder: World in Photos, April 9, 2020
April 9, 2020, 4:53 PM

Syria denies its air force is behind 2017 chemical attacks

Syria has denounced as misleading the first report from the global chemical weapons watchdog blaming its air force for a series of attacks using sarin and chlorine on a rebel-held town in 2017
April 9, 2020, 4:53 PM
FILE - In this file photo released Monday Nov. 9, 2019 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks in Damascus, Syria. The global chemical weapons watchdog issued a report Wednesday 'April 8, 2020, blaming the Syrian air force for a series of chemical attacks using sarin and chlorine in late March 2017 and OPCW Director-General Fernando Arias said it is now up to the organization, “the United Nations Secretary-General, and the international community as a whole to take any further action they deem appropriate and necessary.”(SANA FILE via AP)
April 9, 2020, 4:52 PM

A makeshift hospital that will house 4,000 beds is built inside an exhibition center

Seventeen temporary hospitals are being planned or constructed with help from the military.
April 9, 2020, 4:52 PM
Seventeen temporary hospitals are being planned or constructed with help from the military.
April 9, 2020, 4:50 PM

People in Wuhan line up at train station as travel restrictions are lifted

Residents who were under more than two months of lockdown in Wuhan, China, lined up at the city's Hankou Railway Station as travel restrictions were lifted.
April 9, 2020, 4:50 PM
Residents who were under more than two months of lockdown in Wuhan, China, lined up at the city's Hankou Railway Station as travel restrictions were lifted.
April 9, 2020, 4:07 PM

Hamas arrests Gaza activists after Zoom call with Israelis

Hamas-run security forces have arrested several peace activists in the Gaza Strip on treason charges after they took part in a web conference with Israeli activists
April 9, 2020, 4:07 PM
April 9, 2020, 3:46 PM

Iraq appoints third PM-designate, after second withdraws

Iraq’s intelligence chief has been appointed the country’s third prime minister-designate in just over a month
April 9, 2020, 3:46 PM
An anti-government protester passes a defaced picture of Iraq's Prime Minister-designate Adnan Al-Zurfi in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Iraq's president named Al-Zurfi as prime minister-designate, following weeks of political infighting, as Baghdad residents rushed to stock up on supplies hours before a days-long curfew was set to take hold amid a global pandemic. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
April 9, 2020, 2:22 PM

Armed men, plane steal gold-silver bars from Mexican mine

A heavily armed squad of men has stolen an unspecified number of gold-silver alloy bars from a desert mine in northern Mexico, escaping into the remote mountains in a small plane
April 9, 2020, 2:22 PM
April 9, 2020, 12:14 PM

Half billion more people face poverty due to virus - report

A report by aid group Oxfam says that around half a billion people could be pushed into poverty as a result of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic unless richer countries help them
April 9, 2020, 12:14 PM
A woman and her daughter wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, sell fruit and vegetables at the taxi station in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. South Africa and more than half of Africa's 54 countries have imposed lockdowns, curfews, travel bans or other restrictions to try to contain the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 coronavirus. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
April 9, 2020, 11:25 AM

Fire at a Moscow retirement home kills 4, leaves 16 injured

A fire in a retirement home in Moscow has killed four people and injured 16 others but emergency officials say firefighters managed to rescue 50 people from the burning building
April 9, 2020, 11:25 AM
Emergency situation employees gather during a fire at a retirement home, housing elderly people with limited mobility, in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, April 9, 2020. A fire in a retirement home in Moscow killed around four people and injured more then ten others, but firefighters managed to rescue 50 people from the burning building, emergency officials said Thursday. (Kirill Voronin, Moscow News Agency photo via AP)
April 9, 2020, 7:37 AM

Ship at center of virus outbreak raided by Australian police

Australian police wearing protective gear have boarded a cruise ship to seize evidence and question crew members after the vessel was linked to hundreds of COVID-19 cases and more than a dozen deaths
April 9, 2020, 7:37 AM
In this Wednesday, April 8, 2020, photo provided by the New South Wales Police, investigators in protective gear prepare to board the Ruby Princess cruise ship at Wollongong, Australia. Police boarded the cruise ship to seize evidence and question crew members after the vessel was linked to hundreds of COVID-19 cases and more than a dozen deaths across Australia. (Nathan Patterson/NSW Police via AP)
April 9, 2020, 7:18 AM

Iran’s supreme leader suggests mass gatherings may be barred through the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan amid pandemic

Iran’s supreme leader suggests mass gatherings may be barred through the holy Muslim fasting month Ramadan amid pandemic
April 9, 2020, 7:18 AM
April 9, 2020, 6:10 AM

AP PHOTOS: Virus stills Iran's frenetic capital, Tehran

The typically frenetic streets of Iran’s capital, Tehran, have fallen silent and empty due to the new coronavirus outbreak that’s gripped the Islamic Republic
April 9, 2020, 6:10 AM
In this Tuesday, March 24, 2020 photo, a pedestrian walks past an army garrison adorned with portraits of the late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, top right, and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in Tehran, Iran. Due to the coronavirus outbreak and the COVID-19 illness it causes, life has changed dramatically on Tehran's main highways, in the narrow corridors of its historical Grand Bazaar and in the public spaces under portraits of its leaders. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
April 9, 2020, 5:57 AM

Pakistan's army says it shot down Indian drone in Kashmir

Pakistan’s military says it has shot down an Indian spy drone after it violated the country’s airspace in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir
April 9, 2020, 5:57 AM
April 9, 2020, 4:15 AM

AP PHOTOS: As Wuhan reopens, people begin to venture outside

Some people couldn't wait to leave town. Others just wanted to get outside and feel free again. All of them wore face masks against the virus that had forced them to stay in their homes for more than two months. Chinese authorities ended the lockdown of Wuhan on Wednesday, allowing people to move about and leave the city for the first time in 76 days. Thousands boarded trains, planes and long-distance buses, finally able to return to their homes and jobs. Many had come to visit relatives during the Lunar New Year holiday in late January and were trapped when the coronavirus lockdown was announced with no advance warning. The outbreak started in Wuhan, an industrial city of 11 million people on the Yangtze River. Authorities cut off and shut down the city in a desperate bid to stop the disease from spreading. It still killed more than 2,500 people in Wuhan, by far the highest death toll in China, and grew into a pandemic. Once the lockdown was lifted, drivers took to the roads...
April 9, 2020, 4:15 AM
A railway worker holds a sign reading "Hankou Station welcomes you!" as passengers board the first high-speed train to leave Hankou train station after the resumption of train services in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. After 11 weeks of lockdown, the first train departed Wednesday morning from a re-opened Wuhan, the origin point for the coronavirus pandemic, as residents once again were allowed to travel in and out of the sprawling central Chinese city. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)