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As lockdowns ease, some countries report new infection peaks

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Posted at 4:03 PM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 17:03:14-04

ROME (AP) — From the United States to Asia, people are emerging from their homes as virus-related restrictions begin to ease and springtime temperatures climb.

But the global pandemic took a turn for the worse elsewhere. India on Sunday reported more than 2,600 new cases, its biggest single-day jump, and new cases in Russia exceeded 10,000 for the first time.

Meanwhile, millions of Chinese flocked to newly reopened tourist spots after a relaxation of domestic travel restrictions ahead of a five-day holiday. The coronavirus has killed nearly 244,000 people worldwide. Experts warn a second wave of infections could hit unless testing is expanded dramatically.