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India Becomes Second Most Infected Country; Spain First European Country to Surpass 500,000 Cases

HeadlineSep 08, 2020

As global COVID-19 cases topped 27.3 million, India has shot past Brazil to become the second most infected country, with over 4.2 million cases. Around 1,000 COVID-19 deaths are being recorded daily in India.

Spain has become the first country in Western Europe to top 500,000 coronavirus infections, as the country has witnessed a second surge in cases amid the easing of lockdowns and the reopening of schools.

Greece has registered 10 cases of coronavirus in the overcrowded migrant camp of Moria on the island of Lesbos.

In Russia, some frontline workers, including teachers and healthcare workers, are expressing concern over getting a coronavirus vaccine, touted last month by President Vladimir Putin, which is still undergoing trials. Critics say it’s still premature for widespread use and that the government rushed the vaccine’s approval.

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