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Coronavirus Pandemic Worsens as Global Infections Reach New Records

HeadlineJun 11, 2020

Coronavirus cases continue to surge in the Global South. The World Health Organization has urged Pakistan to reimpose a lockdown to curb the virus. This comes as India has reported nearly 10,000 new cases over the past 24 hours — a new daily high. Indonesia has reported record highs of new cases for the past two days. Meanwhile, in Brazil, restrictions on many cities are being lifted even as deaths continue to soar. In Brazil, the death toll is approaching 40,000. On Wednesday, the state of São Paulo registered 340 deaths — a new daily record. In Africa, the number of confirmed cases has topped 200,000.

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