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As colleges respond to coronavirus, Macalester suspends in-person classes
Macalester College in St. Paul, which had announced that the school would keep its classrooms open, is joining a group of Minnesota schools that are moving classes online.
Walz announces temporary closure of Minnesota K-12 public schools
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Sunday that he is ordering K-12 public schools across the state to close by Wednesday and remain closed through March 27 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Georgia's March 24 presidential primaries have been postponed until May because of fears over the new coronavirus, state election officials announced Saturday, a day after Louisiana also pushed back its primaries.
Iditarod mushes on; fans being urged to skip finish in Nome
As Iditarod mushers drove their dog teams across Alaska on Saturday, race officials scrambled to make last minute changes prompted by concerns over the new coronavirus, including asking fans not to fly to Nome for the finish.
As the pandemic spreads, will there be enough ventilators?
In severe cases of COVID-19, as lungs become inflamed, membranes that transfer oxygen into the blood can become blocked. Some hospitalized patients need mechanical breathing support to recover.
Doctor says Trump tests negative for coronavirus
President Trump has tested negative for the new coronavirus, according to the president's personal physician. The White House released the test results Saturday night after Trump told reporters hours earlier that he had taken the coronavirus test.
Spain to follow Italy into lockdown, U.S. expands travel ban
Spain drew up plans to lock down its 46 million citizens, France closed the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, and more borders snapped shut around the world as governments took increasingly sweeping measures Saturday to reduce contact among people and contain the spread of the coronavirus.
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