Point of contagion: Mass gatherings and the coronavirus

Point of contagion: Mass gatherings and the coronavirus

Paris (AFP) - Congregations of a secretive South Korean sect, an assembly of French evangelists and major European football matches: as the new coronavirus radiated across the planet it seeded clusters of infections at mass gatherings that helped magnify its spread. With around half of humanity under lockdowns that have radically altered the contours of daily life, social activities such as sharing a meal with friends and family or standing among a scrum of fans at a sports event have suddenly become prohibited in many places. But even as China eases restrictions on the outbreak city of Wuhan ...


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