Botswana lifts coronavirus lockdown in capital city

GABORONE (Reuters) – Botswana on Monday lifted a recently reinstated coronavirus lockdown on its capital city Gaborone and surrounding areas after most of the cases reported last week turned out to be negative, the health department said. Botswana ended a 48-day national lock down on May 21, allowing businesses and schools to reopen, but reinstated…

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Brazil treasury secretary quits, rattling markets

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida is to step down, news that roiled financial markets on Monday as investors worried that a country reeling from pandemic and recession was losing a leading advocate for fiscal discipline. Brazil’s real fell as much as 3%, one of the world’s worst-performing currencies against the dollar, as…

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