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Nations Worldwide Take Steps To Mitigate COVID-19 Impacts

AFRICA Daily Beast: Coronavirus Erupts in Africa — Along With Deadly Rumors and Fear (Obaji, 3/30). Fox News: Coronavirus measures in Africa escalate to violence as police, military enforce lockdowns (Sorace, 3/30). France 24: Millions enter lockdown in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, as Africa steps up virus fight (3/31). New Humanitarian: Coronavirus…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Examine Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Wall Street Journal: The Real Cure for Coronavirus Editorial Board “Governments are frantically trying to contain and combat the coronavirus, and those efforts are important, but the world’s best hope is private innovation. Cutting-edge diagnostic tests and treatments are advancing, and government should encourage the trend. President Trump recently ordered…

Nations Worldwide Act To Mitigate COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts

AFRICA AP: In Zimbabwe, ‘you win coronavirus or you win starvation’ (Mutsaka, 3/30). AP: In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to nightmare (Guled/Nor, 3/29). Bloomberg: Africa Is Two to Three Weeks Away From Height of Virus Storm (Naidoo, 3/29). ASIA AP: City at center of China’s virus outbreak gradually…

8 Nations’ Ambassadors Appeal To U.N. SG To Urge Lifting Of Sanctions; U.S. Continues ‘Maximum Pressure’ On Venezuela, Iran

AP: 8 countries under unilateral sanctions ask U.N. chief for help “Eight countries under unilateral sanctions, mainly from the United States and European Union, urged U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday to request the immediate and complete lifting of those measures to enable the nations to respond to the coronavirus…

Some Nations Prepare For Spread Of Coronavirus While Others Experience Slowdown

AFRICA The Guardian: ‘We fear, but have to work’: isolation not an option for the poor of Nairobi (Moore, 3/27). The Hill: Kenya confirms first coronavirus death (Bowden, 3/26). NPR: South Africa Reports First COVID-19 Deaths, Goes Into 3-Week Lockdown (Neuman, 3/27). Reuters: Using lessons from Ebola, West Africa prepares…

DFID’s COVID-19 Response Limited Thus Far, Devex Reports

Devex: DFID goes quiet on COVID-19 response “The U.K.’s international response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been criticized by insiders as ‘disappointing’ and poorly communicated. … With the pandemic continuing to gather pace, concerns are rising about the potential impact in low-income countries. The U.K. on March 6 announced a…

More Countries Implement Containment Strategies As COVID-19 Continues Global Spread

AFRICA Global Voices: Across Africa, COVID-19 heightens tension between faith and science (Lichtenstein et al., 3/25). The Hill: Doctors, nurses in Zimbabwe strike over lack of protective equipment to fight coronavirus (Deese, 3/25). New Humanitarian: In the news: Uganda suspends refugee arrivals as coronavirus cases rise (Okiror, 3/25). ASIA AP:…