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Mass escape in at least 4 Brazilian prisons amid outbreak

SAO PAULO — Hundreds of inmates escaped from at least four prisons in the state of Sao Paulo after local officials cancelled their temporary exits because of fears they could bring the new coronavirus back with them upon their return.
Distilleries using high-proof alcohol to make hand sanitizer

Distilleries using high-proof alcohol to make hand sanitizer

NEW TRIPOLI, Pa.
Government issues historic restrictions amid virus outbreak

Government issues historic restrictions amid virus outbreak

The United States implemented dramatic new restrictions on Americans going out in public and 7 million people in the San Francisco area were put on a near-total lockdown to control the coronavirus emergency that has walloped the global economy.
Coronavirus strikes journalists, others change way they work

Coronavirus strikes journalists, others change way they work

NEW YORK — Six people at CBS News have tested positive for coronavirus, including a correspondent stationed in Italy, as media organizations fought Monday against the same epidemic they're charged with describing.
Iditarod loses another major sponsor

Iditarod loses another major sponsor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — One of the Iditarod’s top sponsors is dropping financial support, the second major sponsor with Alaska ties to sever relationships with the sled dog race this month.
Brazil’s biggest favela seeks foreigner ban on virus fears

Brazil’s biggest favela seeks foreigner ban on virus fears

RIO DE JANEIRO — Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus, nations have begun imposing travel restrictions and closing their borders to contain the pandemic’s spread.
US tells older people to stay home, all ages to avoid crowds

US tells older people to stay home, all ages to avoid crowds

WASHINGTON — Racing to stall an expected surge of coronavirus cases, the White House on Monday released a series of sweeping guidelines that for the next 15 days will temporarily rewrite the norms of American society.
Economic fallout from virus felt in gas lines in Venezuela

Economic fallout from virus felt in gas lines in Venezuela

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela — Nicolás Maduro’s government on Monday banned gasoline sales in two states as part of a broader lock-down to stem panic buying by Venezuelans accustomed to hoarding basic goods whenever there’s a hint of turmoil.
Mexico's AMLO says he'll end public events when time's right

Mexico's AMLO says he'll end public events when time's right

MEXICO CITY — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Monday he will suspend his tours of the countryside and intimate, person-to-person interactions with large numbers of supporters when his coronavirus czar tells him it’s time to do so.
Puerto Rico cracks down on violators of coronavirus curfew

Puerto Rico cracks down on violators of coronavirus curfew

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Sirens blared across Puerto Rico's busiest beaches on Monday as police cleared hundreds of tourists from the U.S.