WHO, Experts Raise Concern Over Mexico, Latin America As COVID-19 Cases Rise; Russia Receives More U.S. Ventilators; Cases Continue To Increase In India, Pakistan

AFRICA

Reuters: Uganda health workers say they lack vital equipment to fight COVID-19 (Biryabarema, 6/3).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘Hunger or murder’: Lockdown poverty exposes African sex workers to more violence (Bhalla, 6/3).

ASIA

AP: Pandemic hits poorest hardest as India, Pakistan cases jump (Lederer/Kurtenbach, 6/4).

AP: Amid virus, those in India’s largest slum help one another (Arthur, 6/4).

Reuters: Thailand’s one million health volunteers hailed as coronavirus heroes (Kuhakan/Wongcha-um, 6/3).

U.N. News: Asian countries urged to honor right to freedom of expression, over pandemic fear (6/3).

EUROPE

AP: Italy opens borders ahead of neighbors, still eyed warily (Barry et al., 6/3).

Reuters: Russia gets more U.S. ventilators as coronavirus cases climb (Kiselyova, 6/4).

LATIN AMERICA

NPR: Latin America Becomes A New Epicenter Of The Coronavirus Pandemic (Reeves/Kahn, 6/3).

Washington Post: Latin America had time to prepare for the coronavirus. It couldn’t stop the inevitable (McCoy, 6/3).

Xinhua: WHO especially worried about Central and South America: WHO chief (6/4).

MIDDLE EAST

NPR: After Reopening Schools, Israel Orders Them To Shut If COVID-19 Cases Are Discovered (Estrin, 6/3).

NORTH AMERICA

Foreign Policy: Is Mexico The Next Coronavirus Epicenter? (Quinn, 6/3).

The Hill: ‘Anti-vaxxers’ are organizing even before a coronavirus vaccine is developed (Srikanth, 6/3).

Washington Post: Mexico issues highest daily tally of coronavirus deaths, more than 1,000 (Sheridan, 6/4).

Washington Post: ‘This is what happens to us’ (Samuels et al., 6/3).

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