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"I see you, I hear you, and I understand the urgency of what it is we have to get done in this country," Biden said in a statement to Sanders and his supporters.Homeless people wearing protective face masks perform yoga at the Yamuna sports complex, which has been converted into a temporary shelter for those in need, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against COVID-19 in New Delhi, India on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Hundreds of millions of people in India, including in its two largest cities, were ordered Wednesday to wear face masks or coverings amid a nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.Residents in the capital New Delhi and financial hub Mumbai, which have a combined population of almost 40 million, as well as in the most-populous state Uttar Pradash where 200 million live, will have to cover their faces in public spaces."Wearing of facial masks can reduce the spread of coronavirus substantially," Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said late Wednesday.

"Therefore, it has been decided that facial masks will be compulsory for anyone stepping out of their house."With masks running short around the world, however, one official told AFP that "face cover will be a more appropriate word."

"Gamcha (a type of cotton cloth) or any cotton cloth which can cover your mouth can also be used," the official, Mrityunjay Kumar, media adviser with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, said.

The health ministry on the weekend advised all residents in the nation of 1.3 billion people to cover their noses and mouths with homemade reusable face covers.The cyclone forced Vanuatu, which has yet to report a case of the COVID-19 infection, to suspend social distancing rules intended to combat the virus, Red Cross officials said.

The island state's leaders also are rethinking new border restrictions imposed to head off a virus outbreak, they said."It's an incredibly challenging time right across the globe, and it's hard to imagine a worse time for a mega-storm like this to hit," Luke Ebbs, Vanuatu director for charity Save the Children, said in a statement.

Tonga has just "a handful" of intensive care beds for a popu卢lation of 100,000, to treat both storm injuries and potential cases of COVID-19.Photo taken on April 6, 2020 shows a social distancing sign on the ground in a shopping mall in Canberra, Australia.