A Second Round of Strict Lockdowns Could Come Quicker Than We Think

Developments abroad put a damper on hopes that U.S. life will return to normal soon. Areas of Argentina, Germany, Iran, and elsewhere have seen COVID-19 cases surge again after starting to ease shutdown rules. Now, authorities in these places are once again tightening the screws on citizens’ movement, fraternization, and economic activity.

Cordoba, Argentina, “authorized certain activities last week—shops and hairdressers reopened, and visits to religious centers and weekend outings were allowed,” points out Yahoo News. “But authorities decided to return to the city’s previous lockdown phase after reporting 55 new cases in the last three days.”

“When Iran began

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