Europe Rolls Out Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps; U.N. Agencies Warn Of Rising Hunger In Latin America, Caribbean; Iran Sees Biggest 1-Day Rise In Cases; U.S. Death Toll Passes Number Of Service Members Killed In WWI


AP: Zimbabwe’s sex workers on streets despite virus restrictions (Mutsaka, 6/17).

Reuters: Around 9% of Guinea-Bissau health workers have been infected with COVID-19 (Dabo et al., 6/16).

U.N. News: FROM THE FIELD: COVID-19 just the latest crisis facing Somalia (6/16).

Washington Post: Egypt thought it dodged the worst of the pandemic. But now hospitals are being overwhelmed (Raghaven, 6/17).


NPR: The Cost Of Thailand’s Coronavirus Success: Despair … And Suicide (Almendral, 6/16).

Washington Post: Beijing cuts flights, shuts schools as new coronavirus cases raise alarm (Shih, 6/17).


New York Times: Europe Rolls Out Contact Tracing Apps, With Hope and Trepidation (Horowitz et al., 6/16).

Reuters: E.U. proposes emergency leeway on gene engineering rules for coronavirus vaccines (Guarascio, 6/17).

Wall Street Journal: Coronavirus Contact-Tracing Apps Launch Across Europe Amid Hopes for Broad Adoption (Pancevski et al., 6/16).


New York Times: President of Honduras Tests Positive for Coronavirus (Robles, 6/17).

NPR: Brazil Reports Big Surge In Coronavirus Infections (Neuman, 6/17).

Reuters: WHO Americas director says coronavirus pandemic still accelerating in the region (Boadle/Ore, 6/16).

Reuters: Brazil sees record daily coronavirus cases; official says outbreak under control (Fonseca/Stargardter, 6/16).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: In Brazil’s overcrowded jails, COVID-19 breeds fear and calls for change (Teixeira, 6/16).

U.N. News: COVID-19: U.N. agencies warn against rising hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean (6/16).

Washington Post: Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández tests positive for coronavirus (Mendoza/Sheridan, 6/17).


AP: Months into virus, biggest one-day case spike worries Iran (Karimi et al., 6/17).

New Humanitarian: In Yemen, families suffer as COVID-19 dries up money from abroad (Craig, 6/16).

Reuters: Violence surges in Yemen after coronavirus truce expires (Barrington et al., 6/16).

U.N. News: Syrian refugees resort to ever more desperate measures to resist pandemic impact (6/16).


Financial Times: Coronavirus pandemic reignites U.S. abortion debate (Fedor, 6/17).

The Hill: U.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses number of American service members who died in World War I (Klar, 6/16).

The Hill: Fauci on coronavirus infections: ‘We’re still in a first wave’ (Wise, 6/16).

Roll Call: Coronavirus Special Report: Unpacking COVID-19’s rise, fall and rise (Zeller et al., 6/16).

STAT: Rising Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations underscore the long road ahead (Joseph, 6/17).

STAT: Trump administration pledges future Covid-19 vaccines will be free for ‘vulnerable’ Americans (Facher, 6/16).

Wall Street Journal: Fauci Warns of Coronavirus Resurgence if States Don’t Adhere to Safety Guidelines (Armour, 6/16).

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