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White House Looks to Austria, South Korea on Reopening Ideas

  • U.S. cites other countries as it pushes to reboot its economy
  • Austria, Korea acted sooner; Korea and Singapore have new wave
Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past stores in the Jongno district of Seoul, South Korea, on April 24.

Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk past stores in the Jongno district of Seoul, South Korea, on April 24.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
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The Trump administration has cited success stories in South Korea and Austria as it calls for Americans to return to work -- but those countries moved faster than the U.S. to combat the pandemic and have been more cautious in reopening their economies.