Even where virus accelerates, lockdowns are cracking open

A patient is moved by an ambulance team at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in New York during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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NEW DELHI (AP) The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating across Latin America, Russia, India and Pakistan even as curves are flattening and economies start to reopen in much of Europe, Asia and the United States.

India saw its biggest single-day spike since the pandemic began, and Pakistan and Russia recorded their highest death tolls.

Latin America’s two most populous nations report record counts of new cases and deaths almost daily.

But many governments say they have to shift their focus to saving jobs.

Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve chairman has said U.S. unemployment could peak in May or June at 20% to 25%, while economists estimate a third of China's urban workforce is unemployed.