New Zealand tames virus; France, Spain reveal lockdown exits

PARIS (AP) — France and Spain, two of the countries worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic, are to lay out a roadmap for lifting strict lockdown restrictions as European countries seek to restart their economies, while signs emerged the virus has been all but vanquished in New Zealand and Australia. But on the other side of the globe, Brazil is emerging as a potential new hotspot for infections. And new doubts were raised over whether Japan would be able to host the already postponed Olympic Games next year. In Europe and in the US, when to reopen schools is emerging as the latest flashpoint as officials seek to ease lockdown restrictions.