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New Ebola Outbreak Declared In Northwestern DRC City; At Least 5 Dead

Washington Post: New Ebola outbreak declared in Congo city that last saw the virus in 2018 “Congo’s health minister confirmed the discovery of a new Ebola case in the country’s Équateur province, which last saw an outbreak of the highly deadly virus in 2018, ultimately killing 33 people there. ……

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

BMJ Opinion: Andy Cowper: The public health of politics and the politics of public health Andy Cowper, freelance journalist and editor of Health Policy Insight (5/29). Brookings: Fiscal policy for COVID-19 and beyond Rabah Arezki, chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank, and…

U.S. Sends Unproven COVID-19 Treatment HCQ To Brazil; Russia Set To Introduce COVID-19 Drug; India Begins To Open Amid Rising Cases; African Nations Struggle To Find Escaped Quarantine Patients

AFRICA Global Press Journal: Defying Uganda’s Ban, Motorcycle Taxis Remain Lifeline for Patients (Segawa/Agiresaasi, 5/31). The Guardian: African nations fail to find coronavirus quarantine escapees (Burke/Chingono, 5/31). PRI: Coronavirus exposes Sudan’s broken health care system (Gikandi, 5/29). Reuters: Some medics say they are muzzled in Egypt’s coronavirus response (5/29). ASIA…

COVID-19 Cases Rising In Some Asian Countries As Lockdowns Ease; Russia Reports Record 1-Day Rise In Deaths; Peru Hit Hard, Especially Rural Areas; Some Arab Nations Turn To Israel For Support; Puerto Rico’s Safety Nets Strain Amid Pandemic

AFRICA The Guardian: Surge in deaths in North Darfur raises fears of disastrous Covid-19 outbreak (Ahmed, 5/29). New Humanitarian: Six ways COVID-19 is changing South Africa (Oliver, 5/28). ASIA Al Jazeera: Hundreds of children in Pakistan’s Sindh infected with COVID-19 (5/29). New York Times: ‘It’s Too Late’: In Sprawling Indonesia,…

Blog Posts, Statements Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Center for Global Development: Introducing the COVID-19 Multi-model Comparison Collaboration Kalipso Chalkidou, director of global health policy and senior fellow at CGD, and colleagues (5/27). Center for Global Development: Disease Forecasting during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Have We Learned from Previous Outbreaks? Hiral Shah, senior policy analyst at CGD, and colleagues…

COVID-19 Impacting Africa’s Efforts Against TB, Malaria; India Faces Locust Swarms Amid Pandemic; E.U. Governments Ban Malaria Drug For Coronavirus; 14M At Risk Of Hunger In Latin America; Number Of Cases In Gulf Arab States Passes 200K

AFRICA Devex: Strengthening Africa’s ability to ‘decode’ the coronavirus (Jerving, 5/28). DW: Coronavirus hampers Africa’s fight against malaria, TB (Cascais, 5/27). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Obstacles to COVID-19 control in east Africa (Nakkazi, 6/1). Reuters: Africa hit by sustained community spread of coronavirus: disease centre (Paravicini, 5/28). Reuters: ‘No masks,…