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Gaza Extends Lockdown, India Reports Record Daily Numbers as Global COVID-19 Cases Top 25 Million

HeadlineAug 31, 2020

The number of reported COVID-19 cases across the globe has surpassed 25 million. More than 840,000 people have died. On Sunday, India reported nearly 79,000 new cases — the highest single-day tally for any country in the world.

Authorities in Gaza have extended a lockdown amid fears of a broader COVID-19 outbreak in the occupied territory.

In news from Latin America, Peru now has the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 per capita in the entire world. Nearly 29,000 people have died in Peru from the virus.

Meanwhile, in Germany, more than 300 people — including many far-right activists — have been arrested following a large demonstration in Berlin protesting against public health measures taken to combat the pandemic. Some protesters attempted to storm the Reichstag building, Germany’s parliament.

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