Parisians return to cafes; Latin America sees virus surge
Cemetery workers carry the coffin of Jorge Luis Collahua, during his burial in the section of Nueva Esperanza cemetery reserved for COVID-19 cases, in the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Monday, June 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)WELLINGTON Parisians returned to the City of Lights beloved sidewalk cafes as lockdown restrictions eased Tuesday, but health experts expressed deep concerns as several Latin American countries opted to reopen their economies despite a rapid rise in coronavirus cases. Its a start.But as Parisians reclaimed the rhythm of city life, health experts warned that virus cases are still rising in Latin America, the worlds latest COVID-19 epicenter. South Africas coronavirus cases jumped again to more than 35,000 as the country began easing its lockdown. They said poor and middle-income countries, which represent nearly 70% of the worlds population, need immediate action.