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US and UK take riskier path in dilemma over reopening economy

France and Germany waited for lower virus case counts; China sees new infections

New York partially reopened its economy in May.   © Reuters

TOKYO/PARIS/WASHINGTON -- Countries around the world are caught on the horns of a dilemma: prioritize reopening the economy or continue restricting activity to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.

A quick economic restart could brighten the picture for business, but risks prolonging the pandemic.

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