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Pandemic ought to wake us up to how interconnected our world is

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Live Updates

Trump says he has asked CDC to issue a ‘strong’ travel advisory for NY, CT and NJ; US leads the world in reported coronavirus cases with more than 115,000

Here are recent updates on what’s happening in New England, the United States, and around the world. 3 hours ago

Rhode Island to New Yorkers: If you come here, stay indoors

At a time when life and work and routines are changing every day, Rhode Islanders awoke Saturday to this: The sight of National Guardsmen, in camouflage and surgical masks, tracking down and corralling dangerous interlopers: New Yorkers.

Rhode Island records its first two deaths from the coronavirus; governor issues stay-at-home order

On the same day that Rhode Island announced its first two deaths from the coronavirus, Governor Gina Raimondo unveiled a sweeping round of new restrictions, including a stay-at-home order and a ban on all gatherings of more than five people.

Unprecedented crisis is met with extraordinary resolve: Mass. residents united in support of coronavirus restrictions

The survey reveals an extraordinary sense of shared purpose in the face of an unprecedented crisis, with Massachusetts residents nearly unanimous in their support for the severe restrictions that Governor Charlie Baker has imposed on life in the state.

‘I just don’t want her to wither away’: visiting Mom through an open window

As the coronavirus has spread with terrifying speed, Jean Follett’s daughters have grappled with the same questions confronting anyone with a loved one in an assisted living facility or nursing home.

While the world retreats from coronavirus, nature catches its breath

As the horrors of the coronavirus accumulate, there has been at least one bright side of the shutdown of most commerce and traffic in Boston and beyond: pollution has abated.