Global lockdown tightens as virus deaths mount

Paris (AFP) – Harsh lockdowns aimed at halting the march of the coronavirus extended worldwide Monday as the death toll soared past 35,000 and new waves of US outbreaks pushed the nation’s containment efforts to the brink.Despite slivers of hope in stricken Italy and Spain, the tough measures that have confined some two-fifths of the globe’s population to their homes were broadened.Moscow and Lagos joined the roll call of cities around the globe with eerily empty streets, while Virginia, Maryland and Kansas became the latest US states to announce emergency stay-at-home orders. The capital city…

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