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Saturday, April 4, 2020
- Heads Bow And Sirens Wail As China Observes Day Of Mourning Amid Pandemic
More than 3,300 people have died of COVID-19 in China since the coronavirus surfaced there late last year. On Saturday, residents expressed their grief for the neighbors they've lost so far.
- 18 Years After Murder And Arrests, Convictions In Daniel Pearl Killing Are Reversed
Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was looking into jihadi terrorism, was beheaded on camera in early 2002. The Pakistani prosecutor is appealing the ruling to his country's supreme court.
- 'The Wuhan I Know': A Comic About The City Behind The Coronavirus Headlines
Laura Gao is a native of Wuhan, China — where the cordonavirus outbreak began. As the virus spread, Wuhan captured the world's attention. Her comic offers a personal look at the city she loves.
Friday, April 3, 2020
- How Mexico Is Responding To The Coronavirus Outbreak
NPR's Mexico City correspondent answers listener questions about the spread of the coronavirus in Mexico.
- Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.
- In Russia, Health Services Struggle As Exasperation Grows Over Coronavirus Aid Abroad
Some Russians are miffed at seeing high-profile deliveries of lifesaving gear to other countries when they know their own health services are under-equipped to handle the COVID-19 outbreak.
- After Outcry Over Navy Captain Relieved Of Command, Assurances He Won't Be Expelled
A highly critical letter from Capt. Brett Crozier that was leaked to the media cost him his command of the coronavirus-infected USS Roosevelt. Now the man who fired him says he's not being discharged.
- European Union Restricts Export Of Medical Gear, Threatening Countries Which Need It
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Anabel González, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, about the European Union's decision to restrict the export of medical gear.
- Pandemic Claims The Lives Of Doctors In The Philippines At Startling Rates
At least 136 people have died of COVID-19 in the Philippines. At least 14 of them, likely more, were doctors.
- Spain Briefly Passes Italy In COVID-19 Cases But Officials See Growth Rate Slowing
Despite the increase, Spain's figures suggest the rate of new infections has begun to slow, according to a spokeswoman for the government's health emergency center.
- 1 Million Bangladeshi Garment Workers Lose Jobs Amid COVID-19 Economic Fallout
"Please don't give up on us," the president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association said in a YouTube plea addressed to global buyers. "Kindly do not let go of our hands."
- Corpses Lie For Days As Ecuador Struggles To Keep Up With COVID-19 Deaths
The epicenter of the country's outbreak is the port city of Guayaquil, where cadavers are lying in the streets and in homes.
- Peru, Panama Limit Movement By Gender In Bid To Slow The Coronavirus
The rules unveiled this week allow men and women to leave their homes only on separate days of the week. "We have to get fewer people on the streets every day," said Peru's president, Martín Vizcarra.
- After Fleeing Crisis, Venezuelan Migrants Now Struggle In Coronavirus Lockdown
Colombia is home to about 1.7 million who fled neighboring Venezuela in recent years. Now that it has shut down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the migrants say they are extra vulnerable.
- Ecuador's COVID-19 Outbreak Is One Of South America's Biggest
Exchange students brought the coronavirus back to Ecuador — overwhelming hospitals with patients. With funeral parlors working limited lockdown hours, bodies lie in the streets.
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