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Treading fine line, France is latest to unveil lockdown exit

France said on Tuesday that shops, markets and some schools could reopen next month, the latest country to ease coronavirus restrictions as nations tread a fine line between allowing stalled economies to recover while staving off a new contagion. More than half of humanity is under some sort of lockdown to stem the spread of

Jordan goes on virus lockdown as Iran’s death toll mounts

Air raid sirens echoed across Jordan’s capital on Saturday to mark the start of a three-day curfew, the latest mass lockdown in the Middle East aimed at containing the coronavirus, which has claimed another 123 lives in Iran, home to the region’s worst outbreak. The latest deaths bring Iran’s overall toll to 1,556 amid 20,610