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A truck loaded with Tesla cars departs the Tesla plant Tuesday, May 12, 2020, in Fremont, Calif. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has emerged as a champion of defying stay-home orders intended to stop the coronavirus from spreading, picking up support as well as critics on social media. Among supporters was President Donald Trump, who on Tuesday tweeted that Tesla's San Francisco Bay Area factory should be allowed to open despite health department orders to stay closed except for basic operations. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

TOP OF THE HOUR:

— South Korea: No plans to backtrack on relaxed rules despite spike in virus cases

— Mexico advisory board issues guidelines on reopening businesses

— Pakistan tops 2,000 for a single-day total of new virus cases for 1st time

— China reports seven new virus cases, including six in Jilin province

— 23 die from new coronavirus at Alabama veterans nursing home.

— Venezuela extending lockdown another month.