Global report: Moscow relaxes lockdown despite high caseload; Nigerian deaths rise

Posted by on June 9, 2020 12:21 pm
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South Africa warns pandemic could last up to two years; Indonesia reports largest daily rise in infections

Moscow has partially lifted its lockdown despite Russia reporting thousands of new daily cases and Spain’s government said face masks would remain mandatory in public as Europe continued to emerge from the first phase of its struggle against Covid-19.

Concern mounted, however, over the spread of coronavirus in Africa and elsewhere, with Nigeria confirming 600 deaths from a previously undetected outbreak and South Africa warning its pandemic could last up to two years.

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