Coronavirus World Live Coverage: Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, China, Netherlands

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA message from the king and the crown prince, projected on Salwa Palace in Diriyah in April, asking Saudis to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic.Credit…Balkis Press/Abaca, via ZUMA The coronavirus is upending Saudi Arabia’s big dreams and easy living. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s de facto…

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Glitches in A.P. Tests Online Add to Students’ Worries

Julia Rock-Torcivia had everything in place for her Advanced Placement chemistry test. She taped a handwritten sign to her bedroom door that said “Stop!” in a warning to family members not to disturb her. The family’s two yappy dogs — Stella and Nixie, a terrier mix and a pug-Labrador mix — were relegated to a…

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F.D.A. Clears Another Coronavirus Testing Kit for Use at Home

The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday granted emergency clearance for a coronavirus testing kit that will enable individuals to take a nasal sample at home and send it to a laboratory for diagnostic testing, the second such approval it has made. Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health,…

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Coronavirus World Updates: Greece, Italy, China, Netherlands

Britain, one of the world’s hardest-hit countries, reported 3,451 new cases and 468 deaths, pushing its totals to 240,161 infections and 34,466 lost lives. Here’s what you need to know: ImageBeachgoers in Thessaloniki, Greece, on Saturday. A distance of about 5 feet between sun loungers is required at the beaches, and alcohol and music are…

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Remote and Ready to Fight Coronavirus’s Next Wave

In mid-March, Dr. Jim Bristow’s wife came down with gastrointestinal issues. Then, she couldn’t stop coughing. Her symptoms pointed to coronavirus, but she couldn’t get tested — in part because of the nationwide test shortage, but also because the pair lived in Vashon, an idyllic town on an island in Washington State’s Puget Sound with…

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Married but Living Far Apart

Ian Derrer and Daniel James were married in August 2019 in the garden room of a restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M., with each of their 19 guests reading aloud lyrics to the couple’s favorite Stephen Sondheim love songs. After staying in Santa Fe for a weeklong honeymoon, during which they hiked at Bandelier National Monument…

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Stuck at Home, Men in Japan Learn to Help. Will It Last?

TOKYO — Susumu Kataoka was just looking for a diversion from long days sheltering at home with his family during the coronavirus outbreak. He grabbed his drone and took it for a spin around their Tokyo house, snapping some pictures and posting them on Facebook. His wife, Aki, was not amused. If he had time…

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The Best Graduation Gifts in 2020

The class of 2020 is graduating into an off-kilter world. Ceremonies are canceled and it’s not safe to throw an in-person party. But graduates are still celebrating. And gifts are still in order, though in interviews many graduates acknowledged the country’s economic problems, and did not want to create a stress or burden on their…

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