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Sunday sees record number of COVID-19 cases worldwide

International | As refugees in Greece make masks for Americans
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/13/20, 01:53 pm

GLOBAL: Led by increases in the United States, Brazil, India, and South Africa, the World Health Organization reported a record number of global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours.

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India eases coronavirus restrictions

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/01/20, 11:59 am

More train services resumed and businesses reopened in India on Monday. Some areas began allowing interstate travel, and film production restarted in the coastal state of Maharashtra. The country is easing restrictions despite ranking seventh in the world in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases. Johns Hopkins reports that India has nearly 193,500 infections and more than 5,400 deaths and 93,300 recoveries as of Monday morning.

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The next battlefield

International | The African continent braces for its own coronavirus crises
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/27/20, 05:59 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—On Sunday, the red chairs inside The Citizens Church in Nigeria’s capital city remained empty as the congregation watched a livestreamed service on Facebook. In Lagos, the Catholic Church suspended public Mass for the next four weeks in the city, which had the most recorded cases of COVID-19 in the country.

In South Africa, which has more than 700 COVID-19 cases—the highest number on the continent—the Methodist Church canceled its Easter season services, and Zion Christian Church suspended its annual Easter pilgrimage to its headquarters in Moria.

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