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South Africa Eases Lockdown Restrictions As Coronavirus Cases Drop; India On Track To Pass U.S. As Worst-Affected Country; Virus Spread In Europe Continues To Worsen; Conflict, COVID-19 Impact Tens Of Millions In Yemen; CDC Testing Guidance Did Not Undergo Scientific Review

AFRICA AP: AP Interview: South Africa to know true virus toll in weeks (Meldrum, 9/18). BBC: Coronavirus: South Africa eases strict lockdown as cases drop (9/17). Devex: Paying the price: Pandemic puts DRC’s fragile health system at risk (Mednick, 9/17). PRI: A new study on coronavirus songs in Africa looks…

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Al Jazeera: Chronicles of a Pandemic (9/17). Devex: In COVID-19 response, make climate change priority (Cornish, 9/18). Devex: What do development advocates want from the U.K.’s integrated review? (Worley, 9/17). Borgen Magazine: Exploring Gender Inequality in Yemen (Jones, 9/18). The Lancet: Brazilian doctors condemn new rules on abortion (Alves, 9/19).…

COVID-19 Could Have Peaked In Many African Nations, Confounding Scientists; India’s Cases Pass 5M; WHO Warns Of Rising Cases In Europe, Risk In L. America; U.S. Senators Introduce Bill To Counter Pandemic Misinformation

AFRICA AP: South Africa says 12 million ‘probably’ had coronavirus (Imray et al., 9/16). The Guardian: Staple food prices rise by 50% in Sudan amid economic strife, floods and Covid (Salih, 9/17). The Guardian: ‘Confounding’: Covid may have already peaked in many African countries (McVeigh, 9/16). ASIA AP: As India’s…

USAID Acting Administrator Meets With British Foreign Secretary To Discuss COVID-19, Humanitarian Assistance In Yemen

USAID: USAID Acting Administrator Barsa’s Meeting With British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, M.P. “…United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa met [on Wednesday] with the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (U.K.), the Right Honourable Dominic Raab, M.P. … Acting…

Japan Commits $165M To COVAX; Germany Invests In Domestic Coronavirus Vaccine R&D Efforts; Half Of Tests Positive In Argentina; NIH To Investigate Serious Side Effect In Vaccine Trial

AFRICA Al Jazeera: TV replaces teachers for African children amid coronavirus curbs (9/15). BBC News: Coronavirus in Africa: Explaining the bogus ‘viral blockers’ worn by some politicians (Adegoke, 9/15). Borgen Magazine: COVID-19 in Liberia: Learning From the Ebola Virus (Wallace, 9/16). Xinhua: WHO’s COVID-19 health supplies reach Libya (9/16). ASIA…

Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Pass 1.35M; India’s Hospitals Face Oxygen Shortage; France Tightens Restrictions On Public Activities; Turkey’s Daily Death Toll Tops May Levels; Pandemic Disrupts HIV Efforts In U.S.

AFRICA Xinhua: Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 1.35M: Africa CDC (9/15). ASIA BBC: Coronavirus: India faces oxygen scarcity as cases surge (Biswas, 9/14). NPR: At Least 25 Indian Lawmakers Test Positive For Coronavirus As Parliament Reopens (Frayer, 9/14). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Women grieve stillborn babies as COVID-19 hits maternity care…

Latin America Struggles Amid Pandemic; European COVID-19 Mortality To Rise In Fall, WHO Warns; Israel Shuts Down Again During 2nd Wave; Biden Crafts Pandemic Response Plan For Implementation If Elected U.S. President

AFRICA AP: Ethiopia opens facility to make coronavirus test kits (Meseret, 9/14). ASIA Devex: Corruption allegations rock Philippine health insurance corporation amid COVID-19 (Ravelo, 9/14). Wall Street Journal: For Doctor in India, Coronavirus Waves Just Keep Coming (Agarwal, 9/13). Washington Post: In Japan, coronavirus discrimination proves almost as hard to…