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Here’s what you need to know: ImagePedestrians in New York on Saturday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggested that people wear what it described as “simple cloth face coverings” when they go outside, while maintaining social distancing. Credit…Jonah Markowitz for The New York Times Will Americans follow guidance to wear masks? Trump says he…

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In Italy, Going Back to Work May Depend on Having the Right Antibodies

ROME — There is a growing sense in Italy that the worst may have passed. The weeks of locking down the country, center of the world’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, may be starting to pay off, as officials announced this week that the numbers of new infections had plateaued. That glimmer of hope has turned the…

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Telemedicine Arrives in the U.K.: ‘10 Years of Change in One Week’

LONDON — A housebound 92-year-old man had red, throbbing legs. A younger patient was complaining of a lump in his armpit. And the self-isolating residents of a nursing home needed checkups. Those maladies and needs, once a waiting room’s worth of problems, are now being handled online and over the phone as the coronavirus fans…

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All I Wanted Was to Be Interrogated

When I tell people I flew back to New York City from Hong Kong last weekend, many ask one of two questions. The first: How long do you have to quarantine? And the second: They must have asked you a lot of questions at the airport, right? The answer to the first is zero days.…

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Larry David, Master of His Quarantine

Our lives now depend on staying home and doing nothing. We are cooped up with no end in sight, getting increasingly irascible. So I thought I would reach out to the world’s leading expert on the art of nothing: the endlessly irascible man whose mantra has always been: “It doesn’t pay to leave your house…

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The Rise of Virtual Races

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. Dear Readers, With races around the world canceled, on hold or up in the air, a new kind of event is gaining…

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‘Dear Customers’: These Are the Emotional Store Signs of a Closed New York

Surfacing From newly darkened storefronts, businesses offered a few last words of empathy, resolve and humor. By Antonio de Luca April 4, 2020 Image All along the empty streets of Manhattan, the messages reach out from the newly darkened storefronts. The notes express empathy, resolve, concern, even humor — a reflection of New York’s spirit.…

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For the Asking, Quarantine-Approved Dates

Two weeks ago, Ellie Reed, 19, of Oxfordshire, England, drove about 10 miles to the home of her boyfriend, Jordan Cadman, where their Domino’s Pizza delivery would soon arrive — a pepperoni and sweet corn pie for her, and a Texas BBQ pie for him. Then, in separate cars, the couple drove another five miles…

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A Gift From Gallaghers: Aged Steaks for First Responders

The first thing you see when you walk into Gallaghers Steakhouse, a 93-year-old restaurant in Midtown Manhattan, is steak. In the glass-paneled meat locker in the steakhouse’s front window are cut after cut of prime beef — a Fort Knox of meat, tagged and aging. When the restaurant closed indefinitely in mid-March in accordance with…

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China Pushes for Quiet Burials as Coronavirus Death Toll Is Questioned

Liu Pei’en held the small wooden box that contained his father’s remains. Only two months ago, he had helplessly clutched his father’s frail hand as the elderly man took his last breath, and the pain was still raw. He wept. But there was little time, or space, for Mr. Liu to grieve. He said officials…

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