US: El Paso grapples with COVID-19 and economic fallout
24 November 2020 | 11:08 am
The COVID-19 pandemic is infecting record numbers of people in the city of El Paso, Texas. Hospitals are preparing for months of strain on the health care system, funeral homes are overwhelmed and many businesses are struggling to survive.
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