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This image taken from drone video on March 19, 2020 and made available by the Prefecture de Police de Paris, shows the empty streets of Paris around the Arc de Triomphe during lockdown to combat the spread of the new coronavirus. The footage shows landmarks and tourist hotspots in Paris comp…

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This GoPro image provided Saturday March 28, 2020 by the French Army shows doctors taking care of evacuated patients infected with the Covid-19 disease, aboard a military plane from Mulhouse, eastern France to Bordeaux, southwestern France, Friday March 27, 2020. France is evacuating its cit…

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This image taken from drone video on March 19, 2020 and made available by the Prefecture de Police de Paris, shows the empty streets of Paris surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral during lockdown to combat the spread of the new coronavirus. The footage shows landmarks and tourist hotspots in …

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This Friday, March 27, 2020, satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows planes parked at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris amid an outbreak of the new coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and…

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An elderly woman stands in a window in a poor area of Bucharest, Romania, Friday, March 27, 2020 as authorities try to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, one of the measures being forbidding people over 65 years of age to leave their homes, except for a two hour interval. The new coron…

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Relatives wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, observe social distancing guidelines during a burial at a Madrid cemetery during the coronavirus outbreak in Madrid, Spain, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some,…

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President Donald Trump signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package, at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington, as from left, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., House Minority Kevin McCarthy of Calif., and Vice President Mike Pe…

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Pope Francis delivers the Urbi and Orbi prayer (Latin for To the City and To the World) in an empty St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Friday, March 27, 2020. Praying in a desolately empty St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis on Friday likened the coronavirus pandemic to a storm laying bare ill…

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Victoria Scott bicycles along a section of the Grand Concourse that has been temporarily closed to vehicular traffic as the city tests out a pilot program providing more social distancing space during the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, March 27, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York.

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Residents of the densely populated Hillbrow neighborhood of downtown Johannesburg, confined in an attempt to prevent the spread coronavirus, stand and wave from their balconies, Friday, March 27, 2020. South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to mitigate the spre…

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A woman wearing face mask walks past a statue of Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can …

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Security guards walk along the empty El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument in Los Angeles on Friday, March 27, 2020. Normally, Olvera Street is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Los Angeles. On Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said…

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Don Marcello Crotti, left, blesses the coffins with Don Mario Carminati in the San Giuseppe church in Seriate, Italy, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems…

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A priest wearing a face masks to protect against coronavirus performs funeral rites at a Madrid cemetery during the coronavirus outbreak in Madrid, Spain, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and p…

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People walk downtown in Lima, Peru, Friday, March 27, 2020, on the second week of a government declared a state of emergency that restricts residents to their homes to help contain the spread of the new coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but fo…

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This image taken from drone video on March 19, 2020 and made available by the Prefecture de Police de Paris, shows the empty streets of Paris during lockdown to combat the spread of the new coronavirus. The footage shows landmarks and tourist hotspots in Paris completely empty, with only a f…

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This image taken from drone video on March 19, 2020 and made available by the Prefecture de Police de Paris, shows the empty streets of Paris during lockdown to combat the spread of the new coronavirus. The footage shows landmarks and tourist hotspots in Paris completely empty, with only a f…

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A combo of portraits of Italian doctors and nurses taken during a break or at the end of their shifts in Rome, Bergamo and Brescia, Italy, Friday, March 27, 2020. The intensive care doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are often almost unrecognizable beh…

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Anna Travezzano, 39, a nurse at the Humanitas Gavazzeni Hospital in Bergamo, Italy poses for a portrait at the end of her shift Friday, March 27, 2020. The intensive care doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are almost unrecognizable behind their masks, …

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Claudia Accardo, ICU transport service at Rome's COVID 3 Spoke Casalpalocco Clinic, poses for a portrait, Friday, March 27, 2020, during a break in her daily shift. The intensive care doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are almost unrecognizable behind …

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Mirko Perruzza, 43, a nurse at Rome's COVID 3 Spoke Casalpalocco Clinic, poses for a portrait, Friday, March 27, 2020, during a break in his daily shift. Their eyes are tired. Their cheekbones are rubbed raw from protective masks. They don't smile. The intensive care doctors and nurses on th…

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Lucia Perolari, 24, a nurse at the Humanitas Gavazzeni Hospital in Bergamo, Italy poses for a portrait at the end of her shift Friday, March 27, 2020. The intensive care doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are almost unrecognizable behind their masks, s…

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Doctor Sebastiano Petracca, 48, head physician of the ICU at the Rome's COVID 3 Spoke Casalpalocco Clinic poses for a portrait, Friday, March 27, 2020, during a break in his daily shift. Their eyes are tired. Their cheekbones are rubbed raw from protective masks. They don't smile. The intens…

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Luca Tarantino, 37, an Emergency nurse at the Humanitas Gavazzeni Hospital in Bergamo, Italy poses for a portrait at the end of his shift Friday, March 27, 2020. The intensive care doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are almost unrecognizable behind the…

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Laura Orsini, 39, an administrative worker at Rome's COVID 3 Spoke Casalpalocco Clinic poses for a portrait, Friday, March 27, 2020, during a break in her daily shift. The intensive care doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are almost unrecognizable behi…

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Daniela Turno, 34, an ICU nurse at the Humanitas Gavazzeni Hospital in Bergamo, Italy poses for a portrait at the end of her shift Friday, March 27, 2020. The intensive care doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are almost unrecognizable behind their mask…

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Director of the Intensive Care unit Gabriele Tomasoni, 65, poses for a portrait at the Brescia Spedali Civic Hospital, in Brescia, Italy Friday, March 27, 2020. The intensive care doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are almost unrecognizable behind thei…

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Daniele Rondinella, 30, an ICU nurse at Rome's COVID 3 Spoke Casalpalocco Clinic poses for a portrait, Friday, March 27, 2020, during a break in his daily shift. The intensive care doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are almost unrecognizable behind the…

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Martina Papponetti, 25, an ICU nurse at the Humanitas Gavazzeni Hospital in Bergamo, Italy poses for a portrait at the end of her shift Friday, March 27, 2020. Their eyes are tired. Their cheekbones rubbed raw from protective masks. They don't smile. The doctors and nurses on the front lines…

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Doctor Marta Catoni, 33, an immunologist at Rome's COVID 3 Spoke Casalpalocco Clinic, poses for a portrait, Friday, March 27, 2020, during a break in her daily shift. The doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in Italy are almost unrecognizable behind their masks, …

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Ferry passengers flee from police firing tear gas, after new measures aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus instead caused a crowd to form outside the ferry in Mombasa, Kenya Friday, March 27, 2020. The new measures required public transport vehicles to drop passengers 1km away …

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A soldier watches homeless people who were rounded up in downtown Johannesburg Friday, March 27, 2020, after South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, …

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A police officer chases a man who violated the lockdown downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, March 27, 2020. Police and army started patrolling moments after South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus. The new coron…

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Kenyan police hold back ferry passengers after new measures aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus instead caused a crowd to form outside the ferry in Mombasa, Kenya Friday, March 27, 2020. The new measures required public transport vehicles to drop passengers 1km away and walk t…

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South African National Defense Forces patrol the densely populated Alexandra township east of Johannesburg Friday, March 27, 2020. South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus, but in Alexandra, many people were gathering in …

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Kenyan police hold back ferry passengers after new measures aimed at halting the spread of the new coronavirus instead caused a crowd to form outside the ferry in Mombasa, Kenya Friday, March 27, 2020. The new measures required public transport vehicles to drop passengers 1km away and walk t…

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South African National Defense Forces patrol the densely populated Alexandra township east of Johannesburg Friday, March 27, 2020. South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus, but in Alexandra, many people were gathering in …

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South African National Defense Forces patrol the densely populated Alexandra township east of Johannesburg Friday, March 27, 2020. South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus, but in Alexandra, many people were gathering in …

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South African Defense Forces patrol downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Friday, March 27, 2020. Police and army started patrolling moments after South Africa went into a nationwide lockdown for 21 days in an effort to mitigate the spread to the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild o…

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GOSHEN [mdash] Esther Nisley, 85, Goshen, died at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Courtyard of Goshen. She was born on Sept. 7, 1934, in Goshen, to Cephas and Millie (Hostetler) Nisley. Surviving are sister-in-law, Laura Nisley, Sarasota, Florida, and several nieces and nephews. She was …

SHIPSHEWANA [mdash] William Henry J. Yoder, 83, of Shipshewana, died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at his residence, following a battle with cancer. He was born May 13, 1936, in Kokomo, to Joseph and Lydia (Yoder) Yoder. On Feb. 20, 1958, he married Esther P. Miller and she died Dec.…