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Why Asia’s New Coronavirus Controls Should Worry the World

After a surge in cases tied to international travelers, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and other places that seemed to have the epidemic under control have imposed stricter measures. World By Motoko Rich from NYT World

India’s Coronavirus Lockdown Leaves Vast Numbers Stranded and Hungry

The sudden shutdown of businesses has upended the lives of millions of migrant laborers in Indian cities. More than a dozen migrants have died, and anger is rising. World By Maria Abi-Habib and Sameer Yasir from NYT World

In the Coronavirus Fight in Scandinavia, Sweden Stands Apart

The country has drawn global attention with an unorthodox approach while its neighbors have imposed extensive restrictions. World By Christina Anderson and Henrik Pryser Libell from NYT World

Coronavirus Crisis Awakens a Sleeping Giant: China’s Youth

How the ruling Communist Party manages the coming months will help shape how hundreds of millions of young people see its authoritarian political bargain for decades to come. World By Vivian Wang and Javier C. Hernández from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: Olympics Postponed; New York City Braces for a Deluge of Patients

Debate over costs of lockdowns grows. Officials warned that New York was experiencing a virus “attack rate” of five times that elsewhere in the United States. Washington edged closer to a $2 trillion relief package. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

How South Korea Flattened the Curve

The country showed that it is possible to contain the coronavirus without shutting down the economy, but experts are unsure whether its lessons can work abroad. World By Max Fisher and Choe Sang-Hun from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: World Leaders Beg Public to Stay Home; U.S. Lawmakers Fight Over Aid

Spain’s health system is under strain as medical workers fall ill. U.S. governors pleaded for protective gear. New York City’s mayor said hospitals were “10 days away from running out of really basic supplies.” World By Unknown Author from NYT World

How to Clean Your Home for Coronavirus

It takes only a few minutes, but cleaning high-traffic surfaces once a day can make a difference in preventing the spread of infection. World By Tara Parker-Pope from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: Fighting on Capitol Hill Threatens Vast Stimulus Package, as Governors Plead for Supplies

New York State has 15,000 cases, roughly 5 percent of the pandemic’s growing global total. As testing capacity grows, so are case numbers around the country. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Trump Writes to Kim Jong-un Offering Help in Virus Fight, North Korea Says

The North, which says it is waging an all-out campaign against the coronavirus, expressed “sincere gratitude” for the president’s letter. World By Choe Sang-Hun from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: Global Alarm as the Toll Continues to Rise

Italy’s numbers are soaring, Spanish hospitals are overflowing, and a W.H.O. expert says lockdowns are not enough. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Italy, Pandemic’s New Epicenter, Has Lessons for the World

The country’s experience shows that steps to isolate the coronavirus and limit people’s movement need to be put in place early, with absolute clarity, then strictly enforced. World By Jason Horowitz, Emma Bubola and Elisabetta Povoledo from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: Stay-at-Home Orders Spread as U.S. Death Toll Passes 200

One in five Americans will soon be required to stay indoors as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois join California in severely restricting residents’ movement. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: One After Another, States Are Ordering Residents to Mostly Stay Indoors

New Jersey, Connecticut and Illinois were preparing to follow the lead set by California and New York in telling people to stay mostly inside. The Federal Reserve moved to backstop municipal money market funds, and the U.S. was set to close borders with Mexico and Canada. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: In California, 40 Million Ordered to Stay Home

The governor of California banned gatherings and nonessential businesses closed. In Texas, the authorities closed schools and banned dining at restaurants. Overseas, the virus has killed more people in Italy than in China. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

China Hits a Coronavirus Milestone: No New Local Infections

All of the new cases reported on Thursday involved people who had come to China from elsewhere, the government said. World By Javier C. Hernández from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: Italy’s Death Toll Surpasses China’s as State Dept. Warns Against Travel Abroad

As U.S. cases soared past 10,000 and doctors pleaded for protective gear, the president said the government had “slashed red tape” to try to expand trials for possible treatments. Last year, the U.S. tested its pandemic response and found substantial shortcomings that have been further exposed by the current crisis. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: As Virus Spreads Swiftly Worldwide, China Reports Zero New Infections

The White House is seeking $500 billion in direct payments to taxpayers and President Trump invoked a wartime law to press companies to make medical supplies. Britain, bracing for a surge, puts 20,000 troops on standby. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: Nations Pledge Trillions to Stave Off Economic Catastrophe

The death toll in the U.S. passed 100 as the White House issued stimulus plans that included sending $1,000 to every American. New York City’s mayor says a “shelter in place” order is being considered. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: White House Seeks $850 Billion Stimulus as E.U. Bans Most Travelers

As the coronavirus halted much of everyday life, the Trump administration and the Federal Reserve took measures to shore up the wounded economy — including proposing direct payments to Americans — and the stock market partially rebounded. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

India Scrambles to Escape a Coronavirus Crisis. So Far, It’s Working.

Fears are growing about what happens if community transmission takes off in the crowded areas of the world’s second-most-populous nation. World By Jeffrey Gettleman, Suhasini Raj, Karan Deep Singh and Kai Schultz from NYT World

Italy’s Coronavirus Victims Face Death Alone, With Funerals Postponed

As morgues are inundated, coffins pile up and mourners grieve in isolation: ‘‘This is the bitterest part.’’ World By Jason Horowitz and Emma Bubola from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Says to Limit Gatherings to 10 People

President Trump announced new guidelines and European nations sealed their borders. Bay Area counties were expected to direct millions of residents to stay at home. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

U.S. Offered ‘Large Sum’ to German Company for Access to Coronavirus Vaccine Research, German Officials Say

The United States says it will share any vaccine breakthroughs with the world, but German officials appeared rattled by its reported overture to a biotech firm. World By Katrin Bennhold and David E. Sanger from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: World Closes In on Itself as Measures to Slow Virus Intensify

The Centers for Disease Control recommended that all gatherings of more than 50 people be banned. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York called for the military to help. And public life is severely curtailed. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: New Restrictions on International Travel Brings Chaos to Many Airports

A top U.S. health official urges personal sacrifices to avert a ‘worst-case scenario.’ Italy’s cases and deaths jump. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: U.K. Issues Warning on Travel to U.S.; Chaos at American Airports

Passengers on U.S. flights from Europe are waiting hours to go through enhanced health screening. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Chinese Tycoon Who Criticized Xi’s Response to Coronavirus Has Vanished

Ren Zhiqiang appears to be the latest government critic silenced by the Communist Party as it cracks down on dissent over the epidemic. World By Javier C. Hernández from NYT World

As Europe Shuts Down, Britain Takes a Different, and Contentious, Approach

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has largely kept Britain open, opting for more targeted measures, a strategy that has startled some epidemiologists. World By Benjamin Mueller from NYT World

Coronavirus Live Updates: Outbreak Reaches 49 States; Apple to Shut Most Stores

The House passed a sweeping relief package that includes free virus testing for those who lack insurance. Apple said it would close its stores worldwide, except in China. World By Unknown Author from NYT World

Spain Becomes Latest Epicenter of Coronavirus After a Faltering Response

The government declared a state of emergency Friday, days after it allowed mass gatherings in the capital and cases jumped to 4,200. World By Raphael Minder from NYT World