US states hit pause on coronavirus reopening

Bars, beaches, cinemas closed again in some US states as spike in cases underlines challenge of containing virus.

A surge in new coronavirus cases in the United States is causing at least a dozen states and cities to rethink their reopening strategies.

The country’s top expert on infectious diseases says the increase is largely because people are ignoring health guidelines to wear masks and keep away from each other.

Dr Anthony Fauci has called it a “recipe for disaster”.

Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports.