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The Louvre was closed again for fear of coronavirus outbreak.
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AP News
March 02, 2020 - 11:27 am
Tourists trying to visit the Louvre Museum are out of luck: The world's most visited museum stayed closed for a second straight day because of workers' worries about the potential spread of the new virus. Read more here.
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March, 1, 2020.
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AP News
March 01, 2020 - 12:58 pm
Afghanistan's president said Sunday that he will not free thousands of Taliban prisoners ahead of all-Afghan power-sharing talks set for next week, publicly disagreeing with a timetable for a speedy prisoner release laid out just a day earlier in a U.S.-Taliban peace agreement. Read more here.
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View of Rome, Italy, from the Castel Sant'Angelo
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John McDevitt
February 29, 2020 - 3:45 pm
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised against all nonessential travel to Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak, Temple University called for students in its Rome program to return home. Read more here.
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President Donald Trump speaks in the press briefing room at the White House, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Washington
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AP News
February 29, 2020 - 2:48 pm
The U.S. is banning travel to Iran in response to the outbreak of the new coronavirus and elevating travel warnings to regions of Italy and South Korea. Read more here.
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Santa Clara County Public Health Department Director Dr. Sara Cody speaks during a news conference in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
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AP News
February 29, 2020 - 1:24 pm
The governor of Washington state declared a state of emergency Saturday after a person died there of COVID-19, marking the first such reported death in the United States. Read more here.
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A cleaner sanitizes a wagon on a regional train, at the Garibaldi train station in Milan, Italy, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.
Luca Bruno/AP Photo
AP News
February 28, 2020 - 3:03 pm
Authorities in Italy moved Friday to reopen schools and museums amid the coronavirus outbreak in the country which has the most cases outside of Asia. Read more here.
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The upper deck pool area of the MSC Meraviglia cruise ship docked in Le Havre harbour, Normandy, France.
Thomas Padilla/AP Photo, File
AP News
February 27, 2020 - 4:47 pm
A cruise ship heading to the Dominican Republic to disembark hundreds of passengers after a 14-day tour was turned back on Thursday because officials feared eight of those aboard showed potential symptoms of the Covid-19 virus, officials announced. Read more here.
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Italy coronavirus
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KYW Staff
February 26, 2020 - 5:30 pm
Villanova University students who are currently studying abroad in Italy will be brought home amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, the university announced. Read more here.
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Japan Olympic Museum
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AP News
February 25, 2020 - 3:18 pm
A senior member of the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday that if it proves too dangerous to hold the Olympics in Tokyo this summer because of the coronavirus outbreak, organizers are more likely to cancel it altogether than to postpone or move it. Read more here.
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People stand at their balconies at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel in Tenerife, Canary Island, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.
AP
AP News
February 25, 2020 - 10:01 am
Police manned checkpoints in quarantined towns, guests were confined to their rooms in a hotel in the Canary Islands, governments issued travel warnings and more flights were suspended Tuesday as officials desperately sought to stop the seemingly inevitable spread of a new virus.
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