South Africa Passes U.K. In Confirmed COVID-19 Cases; India Reinstates Lockdowns As Cases Pass 1M; England, France To Require Masks; Number Of Deaths In Latin America Pass North America’s; CDC Urges All Americans To Wear Masks

AFRICA

AP: Rights group: Reporter jailed in Egypt dies from virus (7/13).

AP: South Africa surpasses the U.K. in confirmed coronavirus cases, according to the Health Ministry and Johns Hopkins data (7/14).

BBC: Coronavirus: How fast is it spreading in Africa? (Mwai/Giles, 7/14).

Science: ‘It’s a tricky thing.’ COVID-19 cases haven’t soared in Nigeria, but that could change (Vrieze, 7/14).

VOA: 41 Health Workers Test Positive for Coronavirus in Kenyan Maternity Hospital (Ombuor, 7/14).

ASIA

Al Jazeera: Bangladesh coronavirus patients shun government hospitals (7/13).

Al Jazeera: Where India stands in its fight against coronavirus (7/13).

AP: Lockdowns reimposed in India as virus cases near 1 million (Ghosal, 7/15).

AP: Man blamed for nearly half Sri Lanka virus cases speaks out (Mallawarachi/Schmall, 7/15).

Financial Times: Central Asian countries fear economic hit as virus cases surge (Seddon, 7/15).

NPR: Australia Grapples With New Surge In Coronavirus Cases (Neuman, 7/14).

EUROPE

AP: Germany eyes local travel bans to prevent 2nd virus wave (Jordans, 7/14).

New York Times: Ireland Has a New Coronavirus Fear: Americans Who Flout Quarantine (Specia, 7/14).

New York Times: After Months of Debate, England Requires Face Masks for Shoppers (Mueller et al., 7/14).

Slate: How Sweden Screwed Up (Harris, 7/14).

Wall Street Journal: France to Require Masks in Indoor Public Spaces (Bisserbe, 7/14).

LATIN AMERICA

CNN: Coronavirus hits Latin America’s political class (Rahim, 7/14).

New Humanitarian: COVID-19 sparks push for immigration reform in Brazil (Dias, 7/14).

Reuters: Latin American coronavirus deaths overtake North American fatalities (Leira/Laing, 7/13).

MIDDLE EAST

The National: Middle East faces ‘scary’ rise in Covid-19 deaths, expert says (Reinl, 7/14).

U.N. News: In Yemen, thousands of Ethiopian migrants stranded, COVID-19 likely widespread (7/14).

Wall Street Journal: Israelis Fear Schools Reopened Too Soon as Covid-19 Cases Climb (Schwartz/Lieber, 7/14).

NORTH AMERICA

The Hill: Public’s disconnect from COVID-19 reality worries experts (Wilson, 7/15).

The Hill: CDC urges all Americans to wear masks to combat spread of COVID-19 (Moreno, 7/14).

The Hill: CDC director says Trump, Pence should wear masks to set example (Hellmann, 7/14).

POLITICO: CDC chief: Trump should set example with mask (Ehley, 7/14).

STAT: The U.S. is the accidental Sweden, which could make the fall ‘catastrophic’ for Covid-19 (Begley/Joseph, 7/15).

STAT: If everyone wore a mask, Covid-19 could be brought under control, CDC director urges (Begley, 7/14).