Cautious hope for pandemic peak as Spain readies to reopen some factories


The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has slowed in some of the worst-hit countries, with Spain readying Monday to reopen parts of its economy as governments grapple with a once-in-a-century recession. Italy, France and the US have all reported a drop in COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours ? with Italy, the European nation most afflicted by the disease, reporting its lowest toll in more than three weeks.