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A staffer delivers a medical oxygen tank to coronavirus patients who are being treated at home, in Bergamo, one of the areas worst affected by the virus, Northern Italy, Tuesday, March 31, 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 cause more severe illness or death. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

The Latest: Italy reports 760 more deaths from virus

Apr. 2, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Italy adds 760 to death toll as new infections continue...

A staff member carries plastic buckets containing medical waste from new coronavirus patients at the Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Park Dong-joon/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: South Korea’s central bank to provide aid

Mar. 26, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. 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 cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea’s central bank to temporarily...

People line up to shop for essential items from a roadside truck Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 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 cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Al-emrun Garjon)

Bangladesh's leader urges all citizens to stay at home

Mar. 25, 2020 12:26 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina appealed on Wednesday to all citizens to stay at home and avoid any gatherings to slow the transmission of the coronavirus. In particular, she urged hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshis who worked abroad and recently returned to the country...

FILE- In this Dec. 28, 2017, file photo, Bangladesh's former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia, center, leaves after a court appearance in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh's government said Tuesday, March 24, 2020, it will release Zia, 74 years old, for six months on condition that she stays at home and does not leave the country. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)

Bangladesh releases jailed ex-PM Zia for six months

Mar. 25, 2020 6:30 AM EDT

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's government on Wednesday released imprisoned opposition leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia for six months on condition that she stays at home and does not attempt to leave the country. Zia had spent more than two years in the prison cell of the Bangabandhu...

The Latest: Pakistan suspending domestic flights

Mar. 25, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 422,000 people and killed over 18,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 108,000 people have recovered so...

FILE- In this Dec. 28, 2017, file photo, Bangladesh's former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia, center, leaves after a court appearance in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh's government said Tuesday, March 24, 2020, it will release Zia, 74 years old, for six months on condition that she stays at home and does not leave the country. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad, File)

Bangladesh says it will release jailed former prime minister

Mar. 24, 2020 8:30 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's government will release imprisoned former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia for six months on the condition that she stays at home and does not leave the country, the law minister said Tuesday. Anisul Huq said Zia, 74, is being released on humanitarian grounds considering...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori listens questions from journalist during a press conference Monday, March 23, 2020, in Tokyo. As infections soared in Europe and the United States and the world economy spiraled downward, Japan on Monday hinted at the next possible victim of the globe-spanning coronavirus: The 2020 Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: US officials working on $2 trillion rescue deal

Mar. 24, 2020 12:44 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 381,000 people and killed over 16,500. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 101,000 people have recovered so...

Bangladeshis protest against the communal violence in New Delhi, after Friday prayers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Authorities have not said what sparked the riots, the worst communal violence in New Delhi in decades, as the the toll continued to rise. The protestors also raised slogans against the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is scheduled to visit Bangladesh in mid-March. Poster reads

Thousands of Bangladeshi Muslims protest India violence

Feb. 28, 2020 8:57 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Several thousand Muslims marched from the main mosque in Bangladesh's capital on Friday to denounce India's government for allegedly inflaming tensions between Hindus and Muslims, leading to clashes that left at least 40 dead and hundreds injured. After Friday prayers, thousands of...