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Aetna was the first insurer to announce its plan to help shield patients with COVID-19 from high medical bills. But out-of-network charges and other surprise bills remain a risk, say advocates for patients. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A person wearing protective equipment at a coronavirus testing site for first responders, on Monday in Los Angeles. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at a news conference at the presidential palace in Mexico City, on March 24. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, surrounded by a bipartisan group of members of the House, signs the CARES Act on March 27. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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With the coronavirus outbreak taking hold in the U.S., thousands of flights have been canceled — but on Sunday, there were still 2,800 planes in the air, according to aviation site Flightradar.com Courtesy of Flightradar24.com hide caption

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U.S. Marine Corps recruits at Parris Island shown in 2018. The Marine Corps announced Monday that it was suspending shipments of marines for basic training to Parris Island over concerns about coronavirus infections there. Sgt. Dana Beesley/AP hide caption

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The Food and Drug Administration has authorized two malaria — chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine — to be added to the national emergency stockpile for use in responding to COVID-19. Photo Illustration by John Phillips/Getty Images hide caption

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The logo of the World Health Organization (WHO) at its headquarters in Geneva. The organization says the coronavirus is primarily transmitted "through respiratory droplets and contact routes," not airborne transmission. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People walk in Frederiksberg Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 28. Philip Davali/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, speaks after the arrival of the USNS Comfort, a naval hospital ship with a 1,000 bed-capacity. Kathy Willens/AP hide caption

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Opera singer Plácido Domingo, shown here speaking in Spain last July, said earlier this month that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Ricardo Rubio/Europa Press via Getty Images hide caption

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As hospitals consider how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting care, maternity wards across the country are changing policies on deliveries and visitors. Jasper Jacobs/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pregnant Women Worry About Pandemic's Impact On Labor, Delivery And Babies

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An empty parking lot surrounds the Macy's at the Roosevelt Field Mall on March 20 in East Garden City, N.Y. The retail chain had previously announced plans to close about 125 stores over the next three years. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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