The military field hospital built in Mulhouse, eastern France, is pictured Monday March 23, 2020. The Grand Est region is now the epicenter of the outbreak in France, which has buried the third most virus victims in Europe, after Italy and Spain. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness.

Europe's hospitals bow under the weight of coronavirus crush


Africa faces an 'existential threat' as virus cases spread
Workers, wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, hold umbrellas as they walk home from work in Kwa-Thema, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to control the spread of the coronavirus, and patrols have increased in the streets to enforce the lockdown.

Europe faces ICU crunch, rushes to build field hospitals
In this photo taken on Friday, March 27, 2020, healthcare workers assist a patience at one of the intensive care units (ICU) at German Trias i Pujol hospital in Badalona, in the Barcelona province, Spain.

Tokyo's infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questions
In this March 27, 2020, file, photo, a security person stands guard at the famed street of cherry blossoms which is closed as a safety precaution against the new coronavirus at Ueno Park in Tokyo. Before the Olympics were postponed, Japan looked like it had coronavirus infections contained, even as they spread in neighboring countries. Now that the games have been pushed to next year, Tokyo's cases are spiking, and the city's governor is requesting that people stay home, even hinting at a possible lockdown.

Disputed Canada-US oil pipeline work to start in April
In this Oct. 29, 2019 file photo, opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada demonstrate in sub-freezing temperatures in Billings, Mont. Alberta is investing $1.1 billion in the disputed Keystone XL pipeline, a project that Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says is crucial for the province's economy.

US-led forces pull out of 3rd Iraqi base this month
U.S. soldiers stand guard during the hand over ceremony of Qayyarah Airfield, Iraqi Security Forces, in the south of Mosul, Iraq early Friday, March 27, 2020. Iraq's military on Thursday said at least two rockets hit inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, the seat of Iraq's government and home to the American Embassy, in the first attack following a brief lull in violence from earlier this month.

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In this handout photo provided by the House of Commons, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during the first Prime Minister's Questions of the year, in the House of Commons in London, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.

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Medical staff of the Intensive Care Unit of the Casalpalocco COVID-19 Clinic in the outskirts of Rome tend to patients, Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Spain's coronavirus deaths leap; India put on lockdown


Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for new coronavirus
Russia ramps up measures against coronavirus as cases grow
China to lift lockdown in most of virus-hit Hubei province
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Italy records smaller increase in virus cases for 2nd day

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U of M implements student refund plan due to COVID-19, stay at home order

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