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Trump delivers message to America's children during coronavirus pandemic


President Trump offers a bright message to America's children who are home from school due to coronavirus fears. #FoxNews

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U.S. President Donald Trump honored American truckers for their work during the pandemic Thursday, April 16, at the White House in Washington.
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.

It's a big experiment. Most schools are closed, thanks to the Coronavirus. 1.5 billion students are off school around the world. But class has gone online for many.
An exciting challenge for some, but the digital playing field is anything but level. In nations with poor Internet coverage, kids are turning to radio and TV.
What if you don't have access to the latest tech and your teacher can't call you every day? Access to education could leave a whole lot of people behind.
With hundreds of millions of people worldwide forced to stay indoors, entertainers, especially musicians, are finding it tough to reach the masses.
So they are going online, saying they hope their beats can ease the pressures of isolation.

Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from Washington, DC.

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