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Pakistaninationals stranded in Indiawave sitting in a bus that will take them to the border, at the Integrated Check Post (ICP) at the India-Pakistan Wagah-Attari border, about 35 kilometers from Amritsar, India, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Nearly 200 Pakistanis stranded in a nationwide coronavirus lockdown on the other side of the border in India have been able to cross back home. Border security forces allowed on Tuesday masked passengers in private vehicles with luggage strapped to the roof to cross the Attari-Wagah border that separates the sprawling Punjab region split between Indian and Pakistan. The border opened on Tuesday for the first time since the ongoing lockdown began. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)

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— 4 new cases in South Korea, China show work on containment.

— French President Macron criticized for opening schools next week.

— Italy experts warn of second wave after gradual reopening.

— British government chief acknowledges early testing shortfall.

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PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed plans to gradually reopen schools next week amid concerns from mayors, teachers and parents about the timing.