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Countries Grapple with Second Wave, as South Korea Warns Country Is in “Grave Situation”

HeadlineAug 24, 2020

Globally, the confirmed coronavirus death toll has topped 807,000. The United States has recorded the most deaths, followed by Brazil, Mexico and India, which crossed the 3 million mark for cases on Sunday. Meanwhile, countries including Australia, Spain, and South Korea are grappling with a second wave of the virus. This is the director of the South Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Jung Eun-kyeong: “We’ve been having more than 300 patients for three consecutive days. It is not just happening in the capital area but in 17 cities and provinces nationwide. We are in a very grave and serious situation, facing a nationwide pandemic.”

In Peru, which is the second most infected country in Latin America after Brazil, at least 13 people were either crushed to death or asphyxiated at a Lima nightclub after it was raided by police for violating coronavirus restrictions.

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