Zero cases in China as virus surges in Latin America, IndiaArchive
New coronavirus cases in China fell to zero on Saturday for the first time but surged in India and overwhelmed hospitals across Latin America — both in countries lax about lockdowns and those lauded for firm, early confinement.
The pandemic’s persistence stymied authorities struggling to keep people safe and revive their economies at the same time, disrupting Memorial Day weekend in the United States and collective celebrations around the Muslim world marking the end of the holy month of Ramazan.
Rain dampened the start of the holiday weekend in the northeastern US, where newly opened beaches had been expected to attract throngs of people and test the effectiveness of social distancing rules.
However, US President Donald Trump visited one of his private golf clubs for the first time during the pandemic — the Trump National Golf Club in northern Virginia.