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World Coronavirus Dispatch: US parents get good news on child-care centres

South Korea makes social distancing rules stricter and South Africa struggles to get a grip on the disease

Malaysia detects new Covid-19 strain that's 10 times more infectious

South Korea reported 315 new domestic coronavirus infections as of midnight Friday.

Yuvraj Malik New Delhi
A report published by the US’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests child-care facilities may reopen safely in areas where the virus is low. It’s a promising finding that may offer a glimmer of hope for parents of children who are out of school and are unlikely to return to in-person learning anytime soon.

The report published Friday documents just 52 coronavirus infections in child-care centers in Rhode Island over a two-month period in which hundreds of centers were authorized to reopen. Read more here

Let’s look at the global statistics:

Total Confirmed Cases: 2,29,69,090

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First Published: Aug 22 2020 | 6:04 PM IST

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