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South African forces take aggressive measures to enforce coronavirus precautions


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:27:42 -0400

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South Africa is reporting over 1,300 confirmed coronavirus cases, making it the hardest-hit African country so far. In the township of Alexandra in Johannesburg, one of the nation's poorest communities, security forces fire rubber bullets at those defying orders to stay at home. Debora Patta speaks to a resident who highlighted the struggle of remaining indoors while living in a one-room house with six people.

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Coronavirus updates: Deadliest day yet puts U.S. COVID-19 toll over 4,000


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:19:56 -0400

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Globally the disease has claimed more than 42,000 lives, and the White House says it could kill more than 200,000 in America alone.

Read more: Coronavirus updates: Deadliest day yet puts U.S. COVID-19 toll over 4,000


Putin sends military plane to U.S. with supplies to fight virus


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:11:05 -0400

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Video released by the ministry showed the cargo plane loaded with boxes preparing to take off from a military airbase near Moscow.

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Lawmakers call on ICE to free more immigrants amid pandemic


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:07:36 -0400

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A federal judge said not releasing sick immigrants could lead to "unconscionable and possibly barbaric result."

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U.S. is swiftly deporting migrant children at the border


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:05:55 -0400

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"Despite everything I experienced along the way, they deported me the next day," one indigenous teenager from Guatemala told CBS News.

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Drastic, early action seems to keep a lid on Jordan's COVID-19 outbreak


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:57:10 -0400

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Strict lockdown measures were implemented in the kingdom after just a few cases of the new coronavirus popped up, and it appears to be working.

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Rubber bullets fired at South Africans defying coronavirus orders


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:28:05 -0400

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Authorities are worried the coronavirus could spread in poorer areas where crowds are difficult to control.

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Goats take over streets of town as residents stay inside


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:25:12 -0400

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The goats have been spotted in the town center, in front of churches and even nibbling on hedges in people's front lawns.

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Jerusalem sanitizes stones of Western Wall amid pandemic


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:47:15 -0400

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As the Jewish holiday Passover approaches, Israel is ramping up its social distancing guidelines and implementing extra safety measures.

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750,000 volunteers to help U.K. health service manage COVID-19


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:42:53 -0400

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Three times more people than expected applied to the massive new volunteer program, which will help ensure the most vulnerable get the help they need.

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Can scientists learn about Earth by looking at Venus?


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:20:08 -0400

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Scientists say Venus may hold important insights into some of humanity’s biggest challenges today. As NASA gears up for its Mars 2020 mission, CBS News’ Jeff Glor spoke to some who are looking to Earth’s mysterious neighbor.

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Trump offers new details about strike on Soleimani


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:20:08 -0400

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President Trump is revealing new details about what led him to order the killing of Iran's top military general, Qassem Soleimani. CBS News has also learned that the U.S. military tried but failed to kill another senior Iranian official on the same day in Yemen. Ben Tracy reports.

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A new class of future NASA astronauts graduates


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:20:08 -0400

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On Friday, 13 men and women celebrated their completion of NASA's Artemis astronaut training program, and are now candidates for future missions, which could include a trip to the moon and possibly Mars. "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson spoke with one of the recent graduates about the journey he just completed, and about the amazing ones that could lie ahead.

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Iran admits responsibility in shootdown of Ukrainian jetliner


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:20:08 -0400

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After days of denials, and under mounting international pressure, the Iranian government now says its armed forces unintentionally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner this week, killing everyone on board. At a briefing this morning, the head of Iran's air defenses said "human error at a time of crisis caused by U.S. adventurism" caused the Ukrainian Airlines jet to be mistaken for a hostile target. Holly Williams reports from Baghdad.

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How climate change is impacting Antarctica's ecosystem


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:20:08 -0400

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The frozen continent of Antarctica may be far from the world's population centers – but what happens in the rest of the world is having a big impact there. Roxana Saberi traveled to the region with researchers to see what must be done to protect the area.

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Long-lost Klimt masterpiece found after two decades


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:20:08 -0400

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"Portrait of a Lady," painted around 1916 by the Austrian master Gustav Klimt, went missing from a gallery in the Italian city of Piacenza nearly 23 years ago. This week the art world was stunned when it was announced that the painting had turned up in a most unusual fashion. Correspondent Seth Doane reports from Rome.

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Harry and Meghan's future up in the air


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:20:08 -0400

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Buckingham Palace is in the middle of a royal shuffle, as members of the staff for Prince Harry and wife Meghan are being redeployed. Prince Harry is reportedly hoping to join his wife and son Archie in Canada after more meetings next week. Imtiaz Tyab is in London with the latest.

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Buckingham Palace reels from Harry & Meghan's surprise announcement


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:20:08 -0400

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Buckingham Palace was blindsided by Prince Harry and wife Meghan's announcement that they were taking a step back from their royal duties. There are reports that Prince Charles was only given a 10-minute notice of the royal couple's plans. As Prince Harry negotiates his future, Meghan is now in Canada. Correspondent Imtiaz Tyab reports the latest from London.

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The impact of Australia's bushfires on wildlife


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:20:07 -0400

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Nearly 3,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed across Australia due to the brush fires, and there are still more than 100 fires burning across the country's southeast, including a megablaze the size of Delaware. There's also an all-out effort to save Australia's animals impacted by the fires, with grassroots efforts to protect some of the country's unique wildlife. Jamie Yuccas reports from one hard-hit area.

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Protests, cheers on the streets of London as Brexit is finalized


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:20:07 -0400

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Brexit supporters celebrated the U.K.’s historic departure from the EU after it was formalized on Friday after nearly four tense years of back-and-forth. The country’s first order of business will include negotiations over trade and security as it will no longer abide by the trading bloc’s rules. Roxana Saberi is in London where protesters and supporters are letting their emotions out on full display.

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Trump considers further precautions, travel restrictions over coronavirus panic


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:20:07 -0400

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The Trump administration has said it will start barring most foreign nationals from entering the U.S. if they’ve been to China in the 14 days before they arrive. Around the world, most airline carriers have frozen or cut direct flights from Beijing, Shanghai, and other Chinese cities after WHO declared coronavirus a global health emergency. Ramy Inocencio reports from Beijing’s capital airport where travelers are scarce.

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St. Boniface Hospital, a beacon of hope in post-quake Haiti


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:20:07 -0400

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In Port-au-Prince, ten years after Haiti's devastating earthquake, basic medical care can be almost impossible to find. But St. Boniface Hospital, in Fond-des-Blancs, has become a leading beacon for Haitian hope. For more than two million people on the island's southern peninsula, this is the only place to get an emergency C-section, and the only available neonatal intensive care unit. Jeff Glor visits to find out what makes this place work, when so many others have failed. For more information about Health Equity International, which oversees St. Boniface, go to healthequityintl.org.

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Space X launch scrubbed, flight aims to test safety procedures


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:20:07 -0400

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Space X is gearing up for a crucial test that could help send astronauts to space from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade. The unmanned Dragon capsule will intentionally break off from the Falcon 9 rocket minutes after liftoff Sunday. The unmanned in-flight abort test aims to prove Space X can return astronauts to safety in the event of an emergency. Mark Strassman reports from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where Saturday's launch was postponed due to weather.

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Cooking school owner introduces ancient foods to a modern audience


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:20:07 -0400

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On a special edition of The Dish, food with ancient origins help women lead modern lives. Michelle Miller goes to the nation of Jordan in the Middle East, where cooking school owner Maria Haddad Hanania is keeping her grandmother’s favorite recipes alive.

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The untold history behind the 1936 Olympics


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:06:16 -0400

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With the Summer 2020 Olympics now postponed, it'll be awhile before more Olympic legends like Jesse Owens are created. By winning 4 gold medals in the 1936 games in Berlin, he dashed Adolf Hitler's claims of white supremacy. And on this very day 30 years ago, he posthumously earned another honor, the Congressional Gold Medal. But Owens wasn't alone in breaking ground at those games in Germany. Over a dozen other African American men, and 2 women, also represented America at the Games. Their lesser-known story is told in the documentary, and now the new book, "Olympic Pride, American Prejudice." Michelle Miller shares the untold story of the historic event.

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12-year-old girl dies from coronavirus


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:10:18 -0400

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Dying from the virus at such a young age "is a very rare occurrence," said government spokesman Dr Emmanuel Andre, adding that her death "shook us".

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Hundreds of Americans flown out of locked-down Nepal


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 05:27:36 -0400

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U.S. State Department arranged the flight for those wanting to get home during the pandemic but as many as 4,000 Americans are still there.

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Can this simple ventilator help slow coronavirus death rate?


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:45:37 -0400

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The OxVent is comprised of three simple pieces: a control box, a transparent container with a pump inside, and a monitor used to track ventilation.

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Lessons to learn from South Korea's successful coronavirus fight


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:08:37 -0400

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While the U.S. and many other nations are still bracing for the worst, South Korea stands in sharp contrast. The rate of the new cases there peaked late last month and are still under 10,000. Fewer than 160 people have died. Ramy Inocencio has a look.

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Austria making everyone wear face masks in supermarkets


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:49:39 -0400

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"I am fully aware that masks are alien to our culture," Austria's chancellor said. "This will require a big adjustment."

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American expats fear coronavirus could leave them in limbo


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:19:00 -0400

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Many would get no public support if they lose their jobs, and some could even be forced to go back to a country where nothing is waiting for them.

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Harry and Meghan say farewell to @SussexRoyal Instagram account


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:10:05 -0400

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The final post comes just one day before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to officially step down from their roles as senior members of the British royal family.

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How other countries are handing the coronavirus spread


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 12:33:43 -0400

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The number of coronavirus victims around the world continues to soar. Roughly 34,000 patients have died globally, and there are growing concerns about the virus spreading in developing countries. Charlie D'Agata reports on how other parts of the world are coping with the crisis.

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Prince Charles out of self-isolation for coronavirus


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:48:00 -0400

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The 71-year-old prince, who is first in line to the throne, has not seen his mother, the queen, since March 12.

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Van Gogh painting stolen from museum closed due to virus


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:19:07 -0400

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Museum director Evert van Os said the institution that houses the collection of American couple William and Anna Singer is "angry, shocked, sad" at the theft of the painting.

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Americans stranded overseas are trying to come home amid pandemic


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:15:03 -0400

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For about 30,000 Americans stuck overseas, getting home is tough. Their frustration comes as borders have closed and air travel has mostly been grounded due to the coronavirus. Kris Van Cleave reports.

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Nearly 38 million under "stay home" advisory in Tokyo


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 00:15:03 -0400

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Tokyo is the scene of nearly-empty streets and many shuttered shops. About 38 million people are under a "stay home" advisory this weekend due to the coronavirus. Ramy Inocencio is there.

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Coronavirus spreading fast and well beyond China and Europe


Created: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 19:29:03 -0400

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The number of new coronavirus cases around the world continues to soar. More than 700,000 people have been infected, as the death toll tops more than 33,500. Roxana Saberi has the latest.

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Deaths surge worldwide as coronavirus hits some of Europe's major cities and leaders


Created: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 15:39:49 -0400

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CBS News senior foreign correspondent Elizabeth Palmer has more on COVID-19's impact on the global community.

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Judge says U.S. must justify holding migrant kids as coronavirus spreads


Created: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 15:11:00 -0400

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The federal judge in California called immigration detentions centers "hotbeds of contagion" in her order.

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Italian hospital turns scuba masks into ventilators


Created: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 12:37:54 -0400

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Doctors at the Maggiore Hospital in Parma are using a 3D printer to modify the masks so they connect to oxygen.

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Coronavirus updates from March 28, 2020


Created: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 08:07:43 -0400

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The total number of cases in the U.S. increased to more than 116,000, with more than 1,900 deaths, including an infant in Illinois.

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Italy remains Europe's epicenter of coronavirus


Created: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 22:33:29 -0400

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Worldwide, confirmed cases of coronavirus now top 640,000, with the death toll around 30,000. In Europe, Italy remains the hardest hit. Roxana Saberi reports.

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Airline industry in historic freefall as traveling comes to a halt


Created: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 22:33:28 -0400

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The global airline industry is experiencing unprecedented declines in revenue, worse than what it was after 9/11. Airlines expect to lose a quarter of $1 trillion in revenue this year. Kris Van Cleave reports.

Read more: Airline industry in historic freefall as traveling comes to a halt


North Korea fires two projectiles into sea


Created: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 22:33:11 -0400

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South Korea called the suspected missile launches "very inappropriate."

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The mystery behind Germany's low coronavirus death rate


Created: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 14:31:00 -0400

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Experts see a number of possible reasons why Germany has fared better than Italy in the pandemic so far.

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Doctor explains how lockdown orders are slowing the coronavirus' spread


Created: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 10:04:10 -0400

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Nearly half of all American residents are under lockdown orders as state and local governments scramble to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The U.S. now has more cases than anywhere in the world. Dr. David Agus joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to talk about how the latest data says the pandemic will play out, and how the severe precautions will affect the virus’ curve.

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Coronavirus updates: U.S. tops 100,000 COVID-19 cases


Created: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 08:51:51 -0400

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With the U.S. reporting more cases than any other nation, American hospitals are facing a daunting challenge.

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South Africa begins 21-day coronavirus lockdown


Created: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 08:51:02 -0400

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South Africa now has over 1,100 confirmed cases of coronavirus and has reported its first death. More than 56 million South Africans are now dealing with a new reality, the challenge of a three-week lockdown during which many people may not have easy access to water and decent sanitation. Debora Patta reports from Johannesburg, where some in a nearby town appear to be disregarding the strict precautions.

Read more: South Africa begins 21-day coronavirus lockdown


Zaandam cruise ship stranded at sea with two coronavirus cases


Created: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 08:46:16 -0400

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A cruise ship called the Zaandam sits stranded at sea with at least two people on board testing positive for the coronavirus, and nearly 140 reporting flu-like symptoms. Around the world, nearly 28,000 people have died from the coronavirus. Spain has the world’s second highest death toll behind Italy with nearly 5,000 reported. Roxana Saberi explains how the virus is taking hold outside of the U.S.

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