Media Outlets Examine Various Nations’ COVID-19 Responses, Effective Strategies

AFRICA

Bloomberg: Africa Needs $100 Billion Stimulus to Combat Virus (Soto, 3/23).

Reuters: African finance ministers call for $100 billion stimulus, debt holiday (Bavier, 3/23).

ASIA

Devex: To contain the spread of coronavirus, Manila grapples with lockdown (Ravelo, 3/24).

New York Times: How South Korea Flattened the Curve (Fisher/Sang-Hun, 3/23).

PRI: North Korea still officially claims zero coronavirus cases (Moon, 3/23).

Reuters: Taiwan says WHO ignored its coronavirus questions at start of outbreak (Lee et al., 3/24).

Reuters: Three-pronged distancing most effective at controlling COVID-19: study (Kelland, 3/24).

EUROPE

AP: Europe eyes smartphone location data to stem virus spread (Bajak et al., 3/24).

The Hill: New coronavirus cases drop in Italy for second day (Coleman, 3/23).

PRI: Russia is underreporting coronavirus cases, Russian doctor says (Ofman et al., 3/23).

The Telegraph: How Britain has fallen far behind other countries in coronavirus testing — and why it matters (Knapton/Donnelly, 3/23).

Washington Post: Italy’s coronavirus deaths are staggering. They may be more preview than anomaly (Harlan et al., 3/23).

LATIN AMERICA

Reuters: Brazil’s Bolsonaro walks back decree to suspend worker pay amid coronavirus (Marcello et al., 3/23).

Reuters: Bolivia sex workers protest coronavirus curfew (Machicao/O’Brien, 3/23).

MIDDLE EAST

Al Jazeera: War-torn Syria braces for lockdown after first virus case (3/23).

U.N. News: UNICEF sounds alarm over water cuts in Syria as efforts ramp up to prevent COVID-19 spread (3/23).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

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