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More New COVID-19 Cases Reported Outside China Than Inside For First Time; WHO DG Tedros Calls For ‘Hope, Courage, Confidence’ Virus Can Be Contained

AP: World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China “Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert, and quarantines were enforced Wednesday from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to a remote island in the Pacific, as the world worked to halt the fast-spreading…

News Outlets Examine How International Community Addressing Coronavirus Outbreak

AP: ‘Time is everything’: World braces for spread of new virus (Johnson et al., 2/25). PRI: Iranians skeptical their government can handle the coronavirus outbreak (Jaafari, 2/25). Reuters: E.U. calls for coordinated European response to coronavirus (Chalmers et al., 2/26). Science: The coronavirus seems unstoppable. What should the world do…

U.N. Official Warns Humanitarian Crisis In Syria Reaches ‘Horrifying New Level’

NPR: U.N.: Humanitarian Crisis In Syria Reaches ‘Horrifying New Level’ “The humanitarian crisis in Syria has reached a ‘horrifying new level,’ according to a U.N. official. That’s how Mark Lowcock, the United Nations under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, described conditions in northwest Syria, based on eyewitness accounts…

U.N. SG Guterres Urges End To ‘Man-Made’ Humanitarian Crisis In Syria; Northwest Region Faces Disease Outbreaks After Hospitals Bombed

AFP: U.N. chief urges new transit point for aid to Syria “U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the Security Council to authorize a new passage point on the Turkish border to allow humanitarian aid to reach the embattled population of northeast Syria, where medical supplies are running short. The recommendation…