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    Nations Restart Economies as Search for COVID-19 Vaccine Continues

    As scientists from various countries are speeding up their efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, nations across the world are gradually restarting their economies and easing lockdowns, even though some restrictions on public gatherings and businesses will remain in place.

    The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases across the globe surpassed 6 million as of 31 May and the virus has claimed nearly 370,000 lives, according to the latest tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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