Middle East Sees COVID-19 Surge; WHO Urges Vigilance In Africa As Cases Top 200K; Kremlin Defends Russia’s Data On Coronavirus Deaths
AP: Congo doctor quits COVID-19 task force, notes testing delays (Maliro/Larson, 6/11).
National Geographic: Why South Africa’s coronavirus outbreak could be a ‘catalyst for transformation’ (Nordling, 6/11).
New Humanitarian: Child marriage worries rise amid coronavirus lockdown in Cameroon (Fonyuy, 6/11).
NPR: Risks Of Home Birth Loom For Women in Rural Africa Amid the Lockdowns (Adams, 6/12).
U.N. News: COVID-19 in Africa: WHO urges constant vigilance as cases top 200,000 (6/11).
The Guardian: Global report: India reports surge in Covid-19 cases as lockdown eased (Harding, 6/11).
Reuters: Australian clot-busting drug holds hope for COVID-19 treatment (Pandey/Redmayne, 6/12).
Reuters: Germany well-placed to avoid second wave of virus infections: Scholz (Carrel/Nasr, 6/12).
Reuters: Kremlin defends Russia’s coronavirus death data after WHO query (Balmforth, 6/11).
Reuters: No means to say goodbye: Bolivian brigades gather corpses of poor COVID victims (Machicao/Laing, 6/11).
Reuters: In Paraguay’s coronavirus war, isolation centers exact a heavy toll (Desantis, 6/11).
Reuters: Graves dug in Rio beach to protest handling of COVID-19 pandemic (Queiroz et al., 6/11).
Reuters: Brazil research institute in deal to help test, produce Chinese coronavirus vaccine (Costa, 6/11).
Euronews: Humanitarian hub plays key role in COVID-19 response (6/11).
Wall Street Journal: Middle East’s Coronavirus Surge Shows Pandemic’s Shift to Developing World (Kalin/Jones, 6/11).
AP: Mexico doc visits, supports COVID-19 survivors in free time (Verza, 6/11).
Washington Times: U.S. will hit 200,000 coronavirus deaths in September: Harvard health expert (Sherfinski, 6/11).