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Voice of America 13 May 2020

Italian Surfers Return to the Waves After Coronavirus Lockdown



Italian surfers return to the waves in Ladispoli, in the Rome region, where professional and amateur surfers are enjoying getting back to their sport after the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.
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Children clear rubble from their home in the village of Al-Nayrab in Syria's northwestern Idlib province, Wednesday, May 6.

Mohammad al-Sakhour and his family returned to their partially destroyed home, which they left to flee a Russian-backed regime offensive.

They returned home from a displacement camp in northeastern Syria out of fear the crowded conditions in the camp would provide ripe for the spread of the coronavirus.

Northeast Syria is home to tens of thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons, many of them crowded into packed detention camps since the defeat of Islamic State's self-declared caliphate and gripped by fear as the virus has spread around the world.

The U.S. sent $1.2 million in medical supplies and other assistance to the coalition-backed Syrian Democratic Forces in early April, hoping that will help mitigate the spread of the virus.

Aid from other sources, such as the United Nations, has had a hard time reaching northeast Syria, and the U.S. has accused Russia of blocking aid convoys.

Manufacturing resumed at three of Michigan's major auto plants on Monday. The plants were closed for eight weeks in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. In this edition of Local Matters, The Detroit News auto columnist Henry Payne joins CBSN to discuss the impact of the pandemic on America's auto industry.
Zach Lowe and Kendrick Perkins join Rachel Nichols on The Jump and react to the NBA issuing guidelines to help ramp up for the 2019-20 NBA season in early June, (1:48) Houston Rockets star James Harden saying he wants to return to the NBA when the coronavirus pandemic "calms down" and (4:04) Los Angeles Lakers SF Jared Dudley saying he expects players to monitor their own health to limit exposure to COVID-19.
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Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce joins FOX Football Now to discuss the NFL schedule and offseason moves. Plus, Kelce weighs in on Rob Gronkowski's return to the league.

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