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China's ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming arrives at the Chinese Embassy in London in February for a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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French chef Guy Savoy poses with a face mask in the kitchen of one of his restaurants, in the Monnaie de Paris building, on Tuesday. Christophe Archambault/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Capt. Tom Moore, 100, is being awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II after raising more than $39 million in charity for medical workers. Moore walked 100 laps in his garden to earn donations. Peter Cziborra/Reuters hide caption

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Fresh asparagus has been gathered in Bottrop, Germany, in mid-April. Farms across Europe are facing a labor shortage as a result of closed borders because of the coronavirus pandemic. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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Germany Struggles To Fill Its Farm Labor Shortage After Closing Its Borders

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron hold a joint video news conference on Monday to propose a European Union coronavirus recovery fund of 500 billion euros. Andreas Gora/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic addressed his supporters ahead of Serbia's parliamentary elections next month. TRT World/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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German police detain a demonstrator during a protest against the government's restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in front of the Reichstag in Berlin on Saturday. Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters hide caption

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Empty seats are seen in the Signal Iduna Park without spectators during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany on Saturday Heinz Buese/AP hide caption

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Pedestrians in face masks pass a mural in Naples depicting the city's patron saint, St. Gennaro, in a face mask too. Italy has set a timeline for lifting its strict coronavirus travel restrictions, after its outbreak overwhelmed medical centers across the country earlier this year. Carlo Hermann/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dutch singer and television host Jan Smit dances on stage as presenters prepare for Saturday's Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light special. EBU/Kris Pouw hide caption

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Nurses and newborns in Hotel Venice, a facility owned by BioTexCom clinic in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Thursday. Dozens of babies born to surrogate mothers are stranded in Ukraine as the coronavirus restrictions prevent foreign parents from collecting them. Gleb Garanich/Reuters hide caption

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Remarks by Sanofi CEO Paul Hudson provoked an uproar in France this week about access to a future COVID-19 vaccine. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images hide caption

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French Drug Giant Sanofi Takes Heat After Suggesting U.S. May Get 1st Vaccine Access

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, shown here in Hungary's parliament in March, has been criticized for legislation that allows him to govern by decree for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Zoltan Mathe/AP hide caption

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An N95 respirator — a critical piece of personal protective equipment. The U.S. is now restricting the ability of aid groups abroad to use American funds to buy PPE. Xinzheng/Getty Images hide caption

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says he is currently hospitalized with COVID-19 — a revelation that came as Russia hopes to emerge from a shutdown despite a spike in new cases. Peskov is seen here during a video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on April 14. Alexei Nikolsky/AP hide caption

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A man with "flu world order" written on his back walks in London on Tuesday, as the U.K. continues its lockdown. The U.K. is doubling the length of its worker furlough program, citing the need to help employees when the economy reopens. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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A British Airways plane sits parked behind a fence last month at London's Heathrow Airport. An association of major British airlines expects the U.K. government to roll out quarantine restrictions to combat the coronavirus, though confirmed details remain unclear. Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer (left) and French President Emmanuel Macron participate in a video conference with mayors and directors of schools at the Pierre Ronsard elementary school in Poissy, west of Paris, on Tuesday. Ian Langsdon/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A 93-year-old veteran of World War II observes a moment of silence at the Cenotaph war memorial in London, where British residents — like much of Europe — marked a subdued 75th anniversary of V-E Day. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Cooks work in the kitchen of the Paul Bocuse's restaurant "L'auberge du Pont de Collonges" on the eve of the official reopening after renovation works, on Jan. 23, in Collonges-au-Mont-d'Or near Lyon, southeastern France. Philippe Desmazes/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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