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 in rural India (Sharma/Banerji, 9/14).

Washington Post: Australia’s coronavirus ‘dictator’ enforces a drastic lockdown. He’s still popular (Patrick, 9/15).

EUROPE

AP: France tightens screws on public activities to fight COVID (9/14).

MIDDLE EAST

AP: Turkey’s virus deaths rise to levels not seen since May (9/14).

NORTH AMERICA

AP: Pandemic vs. pandemic: COVID-19 hampers fight against HIV (Thanawala, 9/14).

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