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    Numerous countries have imposed lockdowns and travel bans again, bracing for a potential second wave of coronavirus, in order to curb the spread of the disease, while scientists around the world are working diligently to develop vaccines.

    The pandemic continues to spread across the world; 29,190,000 have been infected globally, with the death toll surpassing 927,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. The highest number of confirmed cases has been reported in the United States, India, and Brazil.

    The United Kingdom and Spain are the main centres of the COVID-19 outbreak in Western Europe: Spain has the highest number of infections in the region, while Britain has recorded a high death toll, resulting in the re-imposition of stringent pandemic restrictions earlier this week.

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