African Nations To Provide 1M Novel Coronavirus Tests; Latin American Health Workers Face Hostility; Red Cross Warns Of Upheaval Across Middle East
AP: Africa to roll out more than 1 million coronavirus tests (Anna, 4/16).
Science: South Africa flattens its coronavirus curve — and considers how to ease restrictions (Nordling, 4/15).
U.N. News: Africa mobilizing to minimize losses as COVID-19 pandemic continues worldwide advance (4/15).
Washington Post: ‘Killing in the name of corona’: Death toll soars from Kenya’s curfew crackdown (Ombour/Bearak, 4/16).
Al Jazeera: How an anti-malarial drug has become a tool of India’s diplomacy (Bisht, 4/16).
The Hill: New Zealand’s prime minister, leadership to take 20 percent pay cut to offset coronavirus impact (Johnson, 4/15).
Reuters: Taiwan reports no new coronavirus cases for first time in a month (Blanchard/Lee, 4/14).
The Atlantic: I Can’t Stop Thinking About Patient One (Donadio, 4/16).
New York Times: How Bubonic Plague Has Helped Russia Fight the Coronavirus (Kramer, 4/15).
POLITICO: As corona casualties mount, Putin keeps a low profile (Bennetts, 4/15).
Reuters: Europe coronavirus cases reach almost 1 million, coming weeks ‘critical’: WHO (Kelland, 4/16).
AP: Colombia rushes to make cheap ventilators for COVID patients (Rueda, 4/16).
CIDRAP News: COVID-19 poised to hit Americas nations with more force (Schnirring, 4/14).
Reuters: ‘It’s Covid! Stay away!’ Latin America’s health workers face rising hostility (Oré, 4/15).
Forbes: Middle East Set For Sharp Economic Fall Due To Covid-19 “Great Lockdown” Says IMF (Dudley, 4/14).
Foreign Policy: The Coronavirus Threatens Saudi Arabia’s Global Ambitions (Varagur, 4/15).
Reuters: Coronavirus could cause upheaval across Middle East — Red Cross (Nebehay, 4/16).
The Intercept: U.S. and Mexico Are Blocking Kids From Asking for Asylum Because of Coronavirus (Green, 4/16).
Newsweek: Mexico’s Coronavirus Response Could Plunge Country Into Deeper Recession, Experts Warn (Da Silva, 4/16).
VICE: Coronavirus Updates Canada: Trump Wants to Reopen the U.S.-Canada Border Soon (Zoledziowski, 4/16).