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US puts federal prisons on lockdown over virus fears

US puts federal prisons on lockdown over virus fears

The US confined all its federal inmates, nearly 170,000 people, to their cells and wards Wednesday for at least two weeks to prevent an outbreak of new coronavirus, an especially dire concern in the country with the world's largest prison population.At least

Billion-plus Indians under lockdown as virus delays Olympics

Billion-plus Indians under lockdown as virus delays Olympics

India ordered its billion-plus population on Tuesday to stay inside for three weeks, bringing a third of the world under lockdown as the coronavirus pandemic forced Japan to postpone the Olympics until next year.Financial markets soared after a brutal month as

'Corona time' in Europe's main migrant camp in virus lockdown

'Corona time' in Europe's main migrant camp in virus lockdown

In Europe's biggest asylum seeker camp of Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos, authorities are trying to keep residents apart from a population with at least three coronavirus cases.But in a sprawling, overstretched facility that was already a health hazard

US prisons a potential coronavirus 'tinderbox'

US prisons a potential coronavirus 'tinderbox'

As the United States grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, there is concern not only for the elderly but also for another vulnerable population: prisoners.The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world and experts have warned that infections could