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Virus update: Jump in Covid-19 cases sparks concern of second wave in US; Tokyo considers next stages

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Bloomberg6/11/2020 11:31 AM GMT+08  • 10 min read
Virus update: Jump in Covid-19 cases sparks concern of second wave in US; Tokyo considers next stages
A jump in virus cases and hospitalizations in some U.S. states has sparked concern of a second wave, as America’s total infections neared 2 million.
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(June 11): A jump in virus cases and hospitalizations in some U.S. states has sparked concern of a second wave, as America’s total infections neared 2 million. The World Health Organization warned that a persistent increase in cases in Latin America is of deep concern.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development forecast a global economic slump of 6% this year. Starbucks expects the pandemic to reduce sales this quarter by as much as US$3.2 billion (S$4.43 billion). Walt Disney Co. plans a reopening of California’s Disneyland Resort in July.

Tokyo is considering easing restrictions on Thursday, according to a local media report, while a person who attended a Black Lives Matter protest in Australia at the weekend has tested positive. China is offering employees of some large state-run companies the option of being inoculated with two vaccines currently in development if they intend to travel overseas.

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