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COVID-19 Cases Rising In Eastern Europe, Waning In Western Region; Pakistan Fears Polio Resurgence Amid Pandemic; Latin America New Hotspot; U.N. Calls For ‘Social Cohesion’ As Protests Sweep U.S., Elsewhere

AFRICA Bloomberg Quint: Old Scourges Revived in Africa as the Pandemic Drains Resources (Bax/Sguazzin, 6/2). New Humanitarian: Return pressure builds as COVID-19 hits South Sudan displacement camps (Craze/Pendle, 6/1). Quartz: Africa After Covid-19 (Multiple authors, 6/1). Reuters: South Africa loosens lockdown in economic recovery effort (Cox et al., 6/1). VOA:…

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,…

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,…

Wuhan Tests 6.5M People For COVID-19 In Days; Chile’s Hospitals Struggle Amid Pandemic; Middle East Fears Resurgence During Eid; Navajo Nation Youth Work To Protect Elders, Cultural Knowledge

AFRICA AP: Sudan to establish police force to protect health workers (Magdy, 5/23). The Guardian: How South Africa’s action on Covid-19 contrasts sharply with its response to AIDS (du Plessis, 5/27). U.N. News: Mozambique school children face ‘catastrophic’ fall-out from COVID-19: a U.N. Resident Coordinator blog (5/25). U.N. News: First…

Yemen’s Health System Collapses As Aid Agencies Say COVID-19 Cases More Than Detected; Many Nigerians Must Break Lockdown To Access Water; U.S. Returns Migrant Children To Mexico, Central America Amid Pandemic; Asia-Pacific Region Commits To Defeating COVID-19

AFRICA AP: Tanzania says virus defeated through prayer, but fears grow (Odula/Anna, 5/22). VOA: COVID-19 Disrupts South Sudan Health Services (Mayar, 5/21). Washington Post: Living through a pandemic when your access to water is difficult (Emezi/Paquette, 5/21). ASIA AP: India struggles with twin challenges of cyclone and pandemic (Ghosal et…