JOHANNESBURG ? South Africa, one of the world’s most unequal countries with a large population vulnerable to the new coronavirus, may have an advantage in the outbreak, honed during years battling HIV and tuberculosis: the know-how and infrastructure to conduct mass testing.
The United States and Britain braced for one of their darkest weeks in living memory on Monday as the social and financial toll of the coronavirus pandemic deepened. Italy, Spain and France saw signs that they are flattening the pandemic curve, but still reported hundreds of people dying each day.
Dubai’s state-backed developer Emaar said on Monday it sold an 80% share of its district cooling project around the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, for $675 million as the city-state’s property market suffers from the new coronavirus pandemic.
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