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Brazil Now Has 2nd-Highest COVID-19 Death Toll; WHO Warns Cases Accelerating in Africa

HeadlineJun 15, 2020

In Brazil, the coronavirus death toll has topped 43,000. It now has the second-highest number of COVID-19 deaths and cases in the world behind the United States.

Meanwhile, China reported its highest number of daily infections in months on Sunday, raising fears over a second wave of the outbreak. In Beijing, authorities have reimposed lockdown measures after a new cluster of cases emerged last week.

The World Health Organization says the pandemic is accelerating in Africa, with the most affected countries being South Africa, Algeria, Nigeria, Egypt and Sudan.

In Yemen, medical authorities warn deaths linked to the pandemic could exceed war-related fatalities in the port city of Aden.

Meanwhile, European countries continue to open up. French President Emmanuel Macron announced Sunday he is accelerating the lifting of restrictions, including allowing cafes and restaurants nationwide to fully reopen starting today. In Britain, retail stores reopened today.

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