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Police officers wearing face masks to protect against the spread of new coronavirus sit on motorcycles near a toll gate for vehicles entering and exiting Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. After 11 weeks of lockdown, the first train departed Wednesday morning from a re-opened Wuhan, the origin point for the coronavirus pandemic, as residents once again were allowed to travel in and out of the sprawling central Chinese city. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Latest: About 65,000 leave Wuhan as long lockdown ends

Apr. 7, 2020 9:47 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: — Approximately 65,000 leave Wuhan as 11-week lockdown ends...

FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks at the Governor's Office of Emergency Services in Rancho Cordova, Calif. Gov. Newsom says the state is exploring ways to help people living in the country illegally who are not eligible for federal economic stimulus benefits. Newsom said Tuesday, April 7, 2020, he plans to unveil his plan next month. He said it is part of a broader package of economic stimulus strategies at a state level that are separate from federal benefits. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California governor considers aid for immigrants amid virus

Apr. 7, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday he is working with the Legislature on an economic stimulus package for immigrants in the country illegally and others not covered by the federal stimulus package approved by Congress. The federal government is dividing up about $30 billion to roughly...

Bridget Niemic, of Millcreek Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, enters the Pony Express shipping, postage and delivery store, 1903 W. Eighth St., in Erie, Pennsylvania on Monday, April 6, 2020. The store has implemented a mandatory face mask policy for patrons. (Christopher Millette/Erie Times-News via AP)

78 more virus deaths set new single-day high in Pennsylvania

Apr. 7, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania smashed its single-day high for reported coronavirus-related deaths, recording 78 more fatalities and nearly 1,600 more cases of COVID-19, as the state Department of Health said Tuesday that every county now has an infected resident. The count more than doubled the...

Qatar says it's working to protect laborers from coronavirus

Apr. 7, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Qatari government said Tuesday it has implemented widespread measures to protect immigrant workers from the coronavirus, after a German documentary highlighted that ongoing construction of World Cup infrastructure raised the risk of infections. The government said in a statement to The...

Peter Clark, mechanical engineer at Omega Optical in Brattleboro, Vt., works on optical filter produced in one of Omega's High Volume Production machines on Monday, April 6, 2020. These coating machines are in 24-hours/seven-days-a-week production to recreate fluorescence filters used in COVID-19 testing. (Kristopher Radder/The Brattleboro Reformer via AP)

3 workers infected at prison; foreign ski workers stranded

Apr. 7, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

One inmate at the Northwest State Correctional Facility in Swanton is being monitored with symptoms of COVID-19, and the prison is under a complete lockdown after three staff members tested positive for the illness, the Department of Corrections said Tuesday. Meanwhile, some foreign seasonal workers at Jay Peak...

Clothes are hung on the fence of a migrant facility at Malakasa village, north of Athens, Sunday, April 5, 2020. Greece has put the facility outside Athens on lockdown for 14 days after a 53-year-old Afghan developed coronavirus symptoms Saturday afternoon. 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/Yorgos Karahalis)

Germany, Luxembourg to take in migrant children from Greece

Apr. 7, 2020 2:39 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany plans to take in up to 50 unaccompanied minors staying at overcrowded refugee camps in Greece, while Luxembourg has agreed to accept 12, government officials said Tuesday. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer will propose to the Cabinet on Wednesday a plan to bring the children to Germany...

This Monday, April 6, 2020 photo, shows portable housing being erected in Columbus, N.M., for workers who are building a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Immigrant advocates, some village residents and others are raising concerns about the influx of workers from elsewhere given the coronavirus pandemic. (Ray Trejo via AP)

Border wall workers in New Mexico spark coronavirus anxiety

Apr. 7, 2020 1:52 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some residents of a southern New Mexico village, immigrant advocates and others are raising concerns about an influx of workers in the community as part of the effort to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall during the coronavirus outbreak. They've asked the state’s top elected...

Mayor's order gives immigrants access to city's virus relief

Apr. 7, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago immigrants who do not have legal status in the U.S. are eligible for all relief programs run by the city amid the coronavirus outbreak, Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered Tuesday. Lightfoot said that includes programs for housing assistance and low-interest small business loans...

This undated booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, an Iraqi man who has been arrested in Arizona as part of an extradition request made by the Iraqi government, which charged him with murder in the 2006 shooting deaths of two police officers in Fallujah. A court hearing for Ahmed is scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Phoenix. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Prosecutors: Suspect in Iraq slayings should remain jailed

Apr. 6, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Iraqi immigrant who ran a Phoenix driving school and was arrested two months ago on charges of participating in the killings of two police officers in Iraq nearly 15 year ago should remain jailed until his extradition case is over, federal prosecutors said. Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, who...

In this Feb. 26, 2019 photo, migrants rest in the chapel of the San Juan Bosco migrant shelter, in Nogales, Mexico. For years, Catholic-led, U-S.-based nonprofits have been at the forefront of efforts to support migrants and asylum seekers along the Mexican border. Tough new border policies, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, have drastically changed their work, much of which now takes place in Mexico. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Pandemic, border crackdown hamper Catholics' aid to migrants

Apr. 6, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

NOGALES, Mexico (AP) — For years, Catholic-led, U-S.-based nonprofits have been at the forefront of efforts to support migrants and asylum seekers along the Mexican border. Tough new border policies, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, have drastically changed their work, much of which now takes place in...