Nations Respond To COVID-19 Outbreaks With Public Health Emergency Declarations, Funding, Border Closings

Al Jazeera: Misinformation, fake news spark India coronavirus fears (Purohit, 3/10).

AP: Virus woes shift from China to Italy as borders slam shut (Wang et al., 3/10).

AP: No health emergency but virus hits politics in E.U.’s heart (Cook, 3/10).

Bloomberg: Africa CDC Intensifies Coronavirus Response in 43 Countries (Gebre, 3/8).

The Hill: Public health emergency declared in Philippines as virus cases double (Klar, 3/9).

The Hill: Israel imposing 14-day quarantine on all arrivals from abroad (Coleman, 3/9).

Reuters: Isolated North Korea should allow outside coronavirus help: U.N. (Nebehay, 3/9).

Reuters: Lower trend in new coronavirus cases raises glimmer of hope in South Korea (Shin, 3/9).

Reuters: Japan unveils $4 billion coronavirus package, not yet eyeing extra budget (Kajimoto et al, 3/9).

Reuters: Italy extends coronavirus lockdown to whole country as new cases surge (Balmer, 3/9).

The Telegraph: How prepared is Britain for coronavirus pandemic? Sophisticated analysis shows three major gaps (Casey, 3/9).

VOA: U.N. Investigator Warns Against Isolating North Korea as Threat of COVID-19 Looms (Schlein, 3/9).

Washington Post: As more virus cases trace their origins to Egypt, questions rise over government measures (Raghavan/Mahfouz, 3/9).

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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