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Risk of new lockdowns rises with fear of second COVID-19 wave

Risk of new lockdowns rises with fear of second COVID-19 wave
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Fears of a second wave of COVID-19 infections shut six major food markets in Beijing on Friday, while India, which opened up this week, recorded a record daily increase and half a dozen U.S. states said their hospital beds were filling up fast.

Health officials worldwide have expressed concerns in recent days that some countries grappling with the devastating economic impact of lockdowns may lift restrictions too swiftly, and that the coronavirus could spread during mass anti-racism protests.

"We must be ready to roll back relaxation of measures if needed", the European Union’s health commissioner Stella Kyriakides said after urging its 27 members to plough ahead with testing the population as they reopen schools and businesses.

Source: reuters.com