Virus brings closings in US state, WHO warnings in Europe

People crowd the commuter train platforms at Atocha station in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. Authorities in Madrid, the hottest spot in Spain’s new surge of coronavirus contagion, said Wednesday they only consider very localized stay-at-home orders for the worst-hit areas of the Spanish capital, discarding the idea locking down the city of 3.3 million. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)

As the coronavirus death toll mounts around the world, the U.S. state of Iowa closed bars in several of its largest counties in response to swelling numbers of confirmed virus cases and debates flared around the country over mask requirements.