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Greece reopens primary schools, hotels, announces rules for restart of tourism

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ATHENS, June 2 (Net) -- Greece took another step to normalcy on Monday with the reopening of primary schools and kindergartens, open-air cinemas, hotels and swimming pools among other businesses which had closed since March as part of measures to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The lockdown which lasted from March 23 to May 4 helped to flatten the curve and in the past few weeks, economic and social life is gradually returning to normal.
As the summer tourism season is about to...

South Korea clamps down again as virus rebounds

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BANGKOK (Net) — Areas around the South Korean capital moved to curb large gatherings Tuesday and officials urged churchgoers and some health care workers to avoid crowds as the number of new coronavirus once again increased.
The densely populated Seoul metropolitan area was home to all but one...

DC Episcopal bishop: ‘I am outraged’ by Trump church visit

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The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington sharply criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for staging a visit to the historic St. John's Church across from the White House, where he held up a Bible after authorities had cleared the area of peaceful protesters.
The Rev. Mariann Budde...

Iran scientist acquitted in US trade secrets case deported

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TEHRAN, Iran (Net) — An Iranian scientist imprisoned in the U.S. after being acquitted in a federal trade secrets case is on his way back to Iran after being deported, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday.
Sirous Asgari was in the air on a flight back to Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif said...

India cautiously opens up even as coronavirus cases rise

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NEW DELHI (Net) — More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India's cities on Monday as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown began despite an upward trend in new infections.
Businesses and shops reopened in many states and the...

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