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COVID-19, Locust Swarms Worsen Food Security In East Africa; Vietnam Sees Uptick In Cases; Europe Braces For Virus Resurgence; Democracy Threatened In Latin America Amid Pandemic; U.S. Death Toll Passes 150K

AFRICA Reuters: Gambia VP tests positive for coronavirus, president self-isolating (Saine, 7/29). Xinhua: Roundup: COVID-19, desert locust exacerbate food insecurity in E. Africa: U.N. (7/29). ASIA AP: Asia Today: Masks mandatory as cases rise in Australia state (7/19). AP: U.N. urges SE Asia to build back better from COVID-19 crisis…

More Than Half Of Mumbai Slum Occupants Have Had COVID-19, Study Shows; Europe Works To Avoid Rise In Cases; World Bank Latin America Chief Discusses Recovery; Hajj Begins Under Restrictions; Isolation Possibly More Harmful Than Coronavirus To Canadian Nursing Home Residents

AFRICA Wall Street Journal: Coronavirus and Ebola Together Test a Beleaguered Congo (Bariyo, 7/29). Washington Post: With drastically smaller hajj, Somalia’s livestock industry goes from ‘boom to doom’ (Faruk/Bearak, 7/28). Xinhua: Ethiopia’s COVID-19 cases pass 15,000 mark (7/29). ASIA Financial Times: Over half of Mumbai slum dwellers have had Covid-19,…

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Bloomberg: New Coronavirus Turns Out to Be Decades Old — in Bats (Wilson, 7/28). Devex: Watch: Habitat’s Jonathan Reckford on COVID-19 and global housing (Kumar, 7/29). Devex: USAID local contractors for women and children’s health (Wolf, 7/29). New York Times: Misleading Virus Video, Pushed by the Trumps, Spreads Online (Frenkel/Alba,…

Africa CDC Director Calls On Continent To Invest In Human Capital In COVID-19 Response; Duterte Employs Drug War Tactics In Coronavirus Mitigation; Yemen Health Care System Collapses Amid Pandemic, Cholera; U.S. National Security Adviser Tests Positive

AFRICA Al Jazeera: Morocco bans travel to and from major cities to curb coronavirus (7/27). BBC News: Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa? (Mwai/Giles, 7/27). PRI: Africa must invest ‘in human capital’ to fight the coronavirus, says Africa CDC director (7/27). ASIA AP: Volunteers came to the rescue…

South Africa Sees Coronavirus Surge; North Korea Reports 1st Suspected COVID-19 Case; Some European Nations Reinstate Restrictions; CDC Calls For U.S. Schools To Reopen

AFRICA Al Jazeera: Malaria deaths surge in Africa amid fight against COVID-19 (Adow, 7/26). AP: South Africa warns COVID-19 corruption puts ‘lives at risk’ (Magome, 7/26). AP: Pregnant women at risk of death in Kenya’s COVID-19 curfew (Adula, 7/25). The Guardian: ‘I can’t give in’: The Togolese nun caring for…

More Than 10K African Health Workers Infected With Coronavirus; Thailand To Test Vaccine; COVID-19 Cases Rise Among Young People In Spain; Cases Surge In Colombia, Brazil; U.S. Cases Pass 4M

AFRICA AP: South Africa’s excess deaths surge as virus like ‘wildfire’ (Anna et al., 7/23). Bloomberg: More Than 10,000 African Health Workers Have Covid-19, WHO Says (Alake, 7/23). PRI: Mass arrests in Zimbabwe over coronavirus regulation violations (Martirosyan, 7/21). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Armed with social media, Zimbabwean youth fight coronavirus…

Flu Cases Down In Southern Hemisphere Amid Pandemic; Madagascar Hospitals Overwhelmed With Coronavirus Patients While Yemen Sees Few Full Beds; U.S. Hospitalizations Close In On April Peak; Arab Nations Should Look To Resolve Conflicts, U.N. SG Says

AFRICA BBC News: Coronavirus: Madagascar hospitals ‘overwhelmed’ (7/22). Bloomberg: South Africa Secures $304 Million Virus Loan From AfDB (Naidoo, 7/22). Washington Post: Nigerian aid workers rushed to help people during the pandemic. They were executed on video (Paquette/Alfa, 7/22). Xinhua: Chinese embassy hands over medical supplies to Kenya to combat…

COVID-19 Challenges Access To Health Care In Asia, Latin America; Lebanon’s Hospitals Feel Strain Of Pandemic; Trump Endorses Masks, Says U.S. Coronavirus Outbreaks Will Get Worse

AFRICA Nature: Ebola prepared these countries for coronavirus — but now even they are floundering (Maxmen, 7/21). New Humanitarian: Coronavirus vaccine trials in South Africa no ‘magic bullet’ as cases soar (Oliver, 7/21). ASIA AP: Over 22% of people in Delhi have had virus, study indicates (Schmall/Ghosal, 7/21). Bloomberg: Singapore…