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New Zealand Postpones Election Amid COVID-19 Spike; Virus Compounds Disaster in Lebanon

HeadlineAug 17, 2020

The global coronavirus death toll has topped 775,000. New Zealand has postponed its upcoming election by a month following a new outbreak of nearly 70 cases. This comes after New Zealand went more than 100 days without any new infections.

In India, the death toll has topped 50,000, the world’s fourth highest, behind the U.S., Brazil and Mexico.

Lebanon’s health minister is calling for the country to be shut down for two weeks due to a spike in new cases. This comes less than two weeks after a massive explosion in Beirut killed over 200, injured thousands and left 300,000 homeless. Over the weekend, protests continued in Beirut calling for the resignation of Lebanese President Michel Aoun.

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