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Germany relaxes more virus rules, but with fallback clause

Cars and trucks are driven on a relatively empty highway in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Due to the coronavirus a lot less traffic is seen during the day. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

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Germany relaxes more virus rules, but with fallback clause

Anne-Katrin Lampe, second from left, visits with her children Marty, second from right, and Juliane right, her 80-year-old mother Baerbel Pruetz at the AWO senior citizens' home which is closed to visitors because of the coronavirus crisis in Schelfwerder near Schwerin, Germany, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. ( Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)

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Germany relaxes more virus rules, but with fallback clause

A retired couple stand at a deserted beach and looking out to the sea in Timmendorf, Germany, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania opens its restaurants again and ends the several weeks' ban on foreign tourists because of the coronavirus outbreak before end of May. (Jens Buettner/dpa via AP)

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Germany relaxes more virus rules, but with fallback clause

Bavarian Governor Markus Soeder, left, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, 2nd right, and Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of Hamburg right, go to a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 after an online meeting of Merkel and the German state governors on the loosening of the restictions to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)

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Germany relaxes more virus rules, but with fallback clause

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 after an online meeting of Merkel and the German state governors on the loosening of the restictions to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)

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Germany relaxes more virus rules, but with fallback clause

German Chancellor Angela Merkel waits for the beginning of a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 after an online meeting of Merkel and the German state governors on the loosening of the restictions to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)

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Germany relaxes more virus rules, but with fallback clause

Ingrid Cosic, wearing a face mask with a skull pattern as she stands in front of an exhibit of 300 so-called plague masks, which were worn by doctors in the middle ages to protect against infection with the plague at the exhibition 'Plague - A Search for Clues at the LWL Museum of Archaeology in Herdecke, Germany, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The special exhibition on the plague has been extended until 15 November because of the coronavirus outbreak and the closing of the museum. (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP)

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Play ball: Korean baseball league begins in empty stadiums

The Hanwha Eagles and SK Wyverns play their Korea Baseball Organization season opener in an empty stadium Tuesday in Incheon, South Korea.

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Daughter's boyfriend charged in killings of doctor, husband

Vehicles from the Madison Police Department, Dane County Sheriff's Office and the University of Wisconsin Police Department are stationed at the entrance the UW-Arboretum in Madison, Wis. as law enforcement personnel investigate a double homicide Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

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Daughter's boyfriend charged in killings of doctor, husband

Vehicles from the Madison Police Department, Dane County Sheriff's Office and the University of Wisconsin Police Department are stationed outside the UW-Arboretum in Madison, Wis. as law enforcement personnel investigate a double homicide Tuesday, March 31, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

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CDC's latest guidance could mean no sports for much longer

The Auburn fan section got creative by placing paper plate faces on the seats during the Class 1C boys high school basketball tournament championship game against Ogallala at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Lincoln, Neb. Crowds were limited to staff and immediate family due to concerns over the coronavirus. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness, especially in older adults and people with existing health problems. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

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CDC's latest guidance could mean no sports for much longer

Mike Lemcke, from Richmond, Va., sits in an empty Greensboro Coliseum after the NCAA college basketball games were cancelled at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 12, 2020. The biggest conferences in college sports all canceled their basketball tournaments because of the new coronavirus, seemingly putting the NCAA Tournament in doubt. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

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CDC's latest guidance could mean no sports for much longer

Empty seats ring the field during a One Day International cricket match between Australia and New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Friday, March 13, 2020. Cricket Australia announced that three one-day international matches between Australia and New Zealand would be played in empty stadiums because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. The first of the three matches began at the 48,000-seat Sydney Cricket Ground, where television announcers spoke of the "eerie" silence in the stadium devoid of fans. (Dean Lewins/AAP Image via AP)

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CDC's latest guidance could mean no sports for much longer

Bugler Jay Cohen plays "First Call" as he calls the riders to post for the first race at Santa Anita Park to empty stands Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Arcadia, Calif. While most of the sports world is idled by the coronavirus pandemic, horse racing runs on. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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CDC's latest guidance could mean no sports for much longer

Omaha Skutt takes on Norris during the first day of the Nebraska boys state high school basketball tournament at Pinnacle Bank Arena Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Lincoln, Neb. The fans were restricted to staff and immediate family members due to concerns over the coronavirus. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

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CDC's latest guidance could mean no sports for much longer

Matthew Hammerschmidt, right, and Dasan Zahn, both of Bismarck, N.D., visit Old Granary Burying Ground in Boston, Saturday, March, 14, 2020. Fans of the Boston Bruins, they had flown in specifically for Saturday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The pair said they learned that the NHL had suspended play due to concern about the coronavirus just as the plane was touching down in Boston. 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. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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AP Exclusive: Inside NCAA's attempt to save March Madness

Fans leave the Sprint Center after the remaining NCAA college basketball games after in the Big 12 Conference tournament were canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

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The Latest: AP Sources: MLB likely to cancel spring training

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, signs autographs for fans. Major League Baseball is likely to cancel the rest of its spring training game schedule due to the coronavirus.

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Only essential staff and limited family at NCAA tournaments

FILE - In this March 31, 2018, file photo, Loyola-Chicago fans cheer at the Final Four of the NCAA college basketball tournament in San Antonio. NCAA President Mark Emmert says NCAA Division I basketball tournament games will be played without fans in the arenas because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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NBA suspends season until further notice, over coronavirus

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, the Golden State Warriors championship banners hang above the seating and basketball court at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The Warriors will play the Brooklyn Nets at home Thursday night, March 12, 2020, in the first NBA game without fans since the outbreak of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

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The Latest: SEC joins rest of Power 5 in keeping fans away

FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Penske Corporation Chairman Roger Penske responds to a question during a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis. Penske, the winningest car owner in Indianapolis 500 history, in January completed the purchase of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and most of its assets, which includes the series considered one of the most competitive forms of racing in the world. Penske begins his run as owner of the league, the prestigious 500 and the landmark speedway armed with a three-car contingent that includes both defending IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden and defending Indy 500 winner Simon Pagenaud. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

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Italy's Federica Brignone celebrates taking second place in an alpine ski, women's World Cup Super G, in La Thuile, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)

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A child tosses an already-autographed baseball while awaiting another signature from a passing player before a spring training baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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The Latest: SEC joins rest of Power 5 in keeping fans away

Media is restricted from court side as Kansas practices for the Big 12 men's basketball tournament in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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The Latest: SEC joins rest of Power 5 in keeping fans away

Vancouver Canucks' Bo Horvat, left, and Columbus Blue Jackets' Ryan MacInnis chase a loose puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets defeated the Canucks 5-3. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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The Latest: SEC joins rest of Power 5 in keeping fans away

Baylor head coach Scott Drew directs his team against Texas Tech during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Waco, Texas, Monday, March 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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The Latest: SEC joins rest of Power 5 in keeping fans away

San Francisco Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto warms up during spring training baseball workouts for pitchers and catchers Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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The Latest: SEC joins rest of Power 5 in keeping fans away

A large bottle of hand sanitizer sits next to a door as fans prepare to enter the arena for an NBA basketball game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Mavericks in San Antonio, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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The Latest: SEC joins rest of Power 5 in keeping fans away

FILE - In this April 9, 2019, file photo, Juventus' Daniele Rugani answers questions during a press conference at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Italian soccer club Juventus announced on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, that defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for new coronavirus. Rugani, who is also an Italy international, is the first player in Italy’s top soccer division to test positive but Juventus stressed that the 25-year-old has no symptoms. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

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The Latest: SEC joins rest of Power 5 in keeping fans away

FILE - In this March 17, 2019, file photo, Yale players pose for a photograph with the championship trophy after defeating Harvard in an NCAA college basketball game for the Ivy League championship at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. The Ivy League on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, canceled its men's and women's basketball tournaments because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. The four-team tournaments were scheduled to be played Friday through Sunday at Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge. The Ivy League instead will award its automatic NCAA Tournament bids to the regular-season champions, the Princeton women and Yale men. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

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The Latest: SEC joins rest of Power 5 in keeping fans away

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine gives an update at MetroHealth Medical Center on the state's preparedness and education efforts to limit the potential spread of a new virus which caused a disease called COVID-19, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

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Sporting events in Italy to be halted because of virus

Juventus and Inter players warm up in an empty stadium prior to their match Sunday in Turin, Italy. The country is expected to shut down all sporting events beginning today.

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US labs await virus-testing kits promised by administration

Three commuters, center, wear masks as they walk through the World Trade Center transportation hub, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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Bethlehem's storied Nativity Church closes amid virus fears

In this picture taken with a slow shutter speed, far smaller crowds than usual of Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. The coronavirus outbreak disrupted Islamic worship in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia on Wednesday banned its citizens and other residents of the kingdom from performing the pilgrimage in Mecca, while Iran canceled Friday prayers in major cities. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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In Italy and beyond, virus outbreak reshapes work and play

People sit a recommended distance apart from each other during the presentation of the new FIAT 500 electric n Milan, Italy, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Countries are taking drastic and increasingly visible measures to curb the new coronavirus that first emerged in China and was spreading quickly through Europe, the Mideast and the Americas. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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In Italy and beyond, virus outbreak reshapes work and play

Health officials check tourists' temperatures in hopes of containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus as they arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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In Italy and beyond, virus outbreak reshapes work and play

Ethiopian Airline cabin crew wait to be screened by Nigerian port health officials for COVID-19 virus, upon arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

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In Italy and beyond, virus outbreak reshapes work and play

Worker produce hand sanitizer at the Companhia Nacional do Álcool (CNA) factory in Piracicaba, Brazil, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Last week the factory added a second shift of workers to produce more hand sanitizer, and while the CNA was never an exporter, it's considering that by adding a third shift. One week ago, Brazil confirmed Latin America’s first case of the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)


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