South Africa Eases Lockdown Restrictions As Coronavirus Cases Drop; India On Track To Pass U.S. As Worst-Affected Country; Virus Spread In Europe Continues To Worsen; Conflict, COVID-19 Impact Tens Of Millions In Yemen; CDC Testing Guidance Did Not Undergo Scientific Review


AP: AP Interview: South Africa to know true virus toll in weeks (Meldrum, 9/18).

BBC: Coronavirus: South Africa eases strict lockdown as cases drop (9/17).

Devex: Paying the price: Pandemic puts DRC’s fragile health system at risk (Mednick, 9/17).

PRI: A new study on coronavirus songs in Africa looks at the impact of music with a message (Peavey, 9/17).


Al Jazeera: Red Cross warns of COVID-19 fueling discrimination in Asia (9/17).

AP: Asia Today: India’s coronavirus cases jump by another 96K (9/18).

Devex: Shortage of health care workers plagues India’s fight against COVID-19 (Byatnal, 9/17).

IPS: COVID-19 — Possible Human Rights Crisis in Asia as Disparities Expected to Widen (Russell, 9/17).

NPR: India On Track To Surpass U.S. As Country Worst Affected By COVID-19 (Frayer, 9/17).

Reuters: Red Cross warns coronavirus is driving discrimination in Asia (McPherson, 9/17).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: More children wed, risk trafficking in Rohingya camps in pandemic — U.N. (Karim, 9/17).

USA TODAY: Eight people in Indonesia who refused to wear face masks ordered to dig graves for COVID-19 victims as punishment (Bote, 9/15).


AP: Virus clusters at French universities give Europe a lesson (Corbet/Siegel, 9/18).

AP: WHO Europe chief urges nations to keep up virus quarantines (Keaten/Cheng, 9/17).

The Hill: WHO official warns Europe coronavirus spread is now worse than in March (Moreno, 9/17).


Wall Street Journal: In Brazil, Covid-19 Deals New Blow to Children Disabled by Zika (Magalhaes/Pearson, 9/18).


U.N. News: ‘Tens of millions of Yemenis’ devastated by unabated war and COVID-19 (9/17).


New York Times: CDC Testing Guidance Was Published Against Scientists’ Objections (Mandavilli et al., 9/17).

STAT: Trump’s attacks highlight CDC’s stumbles on public health messaging (Facher, 9/17).

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