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WHO releases new guidelines, sends team to China; Elections in Singapore and Poland; Turkish court annuls Hagia Sophia decree

The WHO released new guidelines on Thursday acknowledging some reports of airborne transmission of the coronavirus. And, the WHO sent a team to China today to lay the groundwork for an investigation on the origins of the novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, several countries are making additional moves to reopen. The UK government announced that starting Friday, visitors arriving in England from 58 selected countries will no longer be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

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ICE says international students must take classes in person; TikTok planning to pull out of Hong Kong; More students return to school in South Africa

ICE announced yesterday that international students attending schools operating entirely online will not be allowed to remain in the US. And, Chinese-owned social media platform TikTok said today it plans to pull out of Hong Kong. Also, students in grades 6 and 11 in South Africa headed back to school yesterday as part of the country’s reopening following the coronavirus lockdowns.

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Discussion: Are countries prepared for a coronavirus surge?

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After months of social distancing and lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some countries are reopening. But fears of a second wave of infections from COVID-19 are concerning. As part of our regular series discussing the pandemic The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with William Hanage, associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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