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Virus cases drop to zero in China but surge in Latin America

New coronavirus cases dropped to zero in China for the first time Saturday but overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement. The virus hit a reopened church in Germany and possibly a restaurant, too. The pandemic s persistence stymied authorities struggling to keep people safe and revive their economies at the same time, disrupting the Memorial Day weekend in the United States and collective celebrations around the Muslim world marking the end of the holy month of Ramzan. In countries with weak health care systems, impoverished populations and not enough clean water, fighting the virus is increasingly difficult. I m a mother, if I don t go out and sell, my children won t have food to eat. I am obliged to go out and come here to sell the products despite the danger that we are in, said Nagnouma Kante, a market vendor in the capital of Guinea. Turkey imposed its toughest lockdown measures yet starting ...

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