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Latin America's COVID-19 cases top 2 million

SPAIN: Spain reopened its borders on Sunday, getting rid of one of the most potent emblems of Europe's battle against the coronavirus, as infections in Latin America surged past two million.

The cars that trickled across the Spain-France border early on Sunday gave a symbolic boost to the millions of businesses and workers across Europe that have suffered badly from the economic downturn caused by tough lockdowns.

"We wanted to be in Spain for the sun, the beach, tapas, and I'm already wearing my swimsuit under my clothes," said Frenchwoman Sylvia Faust, who crossed into Spain with her 17-year-old daughter.

There was no such joy in Latin America, however, where grim records kept on tumbling. Brazil is the second worst-affected country with almost 50,000 deaths and more than one million cases, helping to push Latin America's total infections beyond the two million mark, according to an AFP tally early on Sunday.

The virus is accelerating its spread in the region, with Mexico the second hardest-hit country, followed by Peru and Chile.

- AFP


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