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As lockdowns ease, some countries report new infection peaks

Virus Outbreak Germany
Posted at 11:28 AM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 13:28:38-04

ROME (AP) — From the United States to Asia, people are emerging from their homes as virus-related restrictions begin to ease and springtime temperatures climb. But the global pandemic took a turn for the worse elsewhere.

India on Sunday reported more than 2,600 new cases, its biggest single-day jump, and new cases in Russia exceeded 10,000 for the first time.

Meanwhile, millions of Chinese flocked to newly reopened tourist spots after a relaxation of domestic travel restrictions ahead of a five-day holiday.

The coronavirus has killed nearly 244,000 people worldwide. Experts warn a second wave of infections could hit unless testing is expanded dramatically.