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COVID-19: Latest curated news, opinion, and analyses / Updated 14:28 CEST

New Europe curates the most important news about the COVID-19 epidemic for you. Regular updates (newest first).

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Read the race to find the vaccine, and the latest developments on medicine research. Updated for you regularly by the New Europe team.

Tuesday, 9 June

News / World
[Foreign Policy] The Coronavirus Isn’t Going Away (By Colm Quinn)
[Bloomberg] Sweden Says Covid Strategy Was Never About Shielding the Economy
[Reuters] Special Report: COVID deepens the other opioid crisis – a shortage of hospital painkillers

Monday, 8 June

Opinion / World
[Foreign Affairs] All Epidemiology Is Local (By Robert & Richard Malley)
[WSJ] The Coronavirus Pandemic Is a Call to Serve for 3-D-Printing Hobbyists (By Aili McConnon)

Thursday, 4 June

News / World
[The EconomistThe pandemic is hurting China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Saturday, 23 May 

News / World
[BBCHertz: Car rental firm files for US bankruptcy protection
[DW] ‘Frugal four’ nations counter Franco-German EU initiative

Friday, 22 May 

News / World
[The Guardian] Hydroxychloroquine: Trump’s Covid-19 ‘cure’ increases deaths, global study finds
[New EuropeChechnya’s Kadyrov hospitalised in Moscow with coronavirus

Monday, 18 May

News / World
[Al JazeeraWHO chief vows independent review of global pandemic response

Saturday, 16 May

News / World
[Reuters] Trump says he is considering restoring some funding to WHO, no decision made
[El País] Spanish Health Ministry begins temperature checks for flight arrivals
[Kathimerini] Third phase of lockdown easing to begin

Friday, 15 May

News / World
[BBC] Coronavirus: Brazil’s Bolsonaro sees second health minister quit
[RFE/RFL] Russia’s Soccer Union Says Premier League Season To Resume On June 21
[France24] We need funding, not medals, exhausted doctors tell France’s Macron
[The Guardian] UK quarantine for travellers to now include French arrivals

Thursday, 14 May

News / World
[RFE/RL] Bulgarian Ultranationalists Protest Government’s Coronavirus Measures
[El País] Antibody study shows just 5% of Spaniards have contracted the coronavirus

Wednesday, 13 May

News / World
[BBCBuzzfeed closing UK and Australian news operations
[New EuropeCommission unveils plans to salvage summer vacations

Tuesday, 12 May

News / World
[WEF] A third of COVID-19 patients have reported neurological symptoms
[Reuters] WHO sees ‘potentially positive data’ in treating coronavirus
[Al Jazeera] Top scientist Fauci says coronavirus pandemic not under ‘total control’ in US
[France24] French downturn ‘easing’ after two-month lockdown knocked 6% off GDP
[Anadolu] Turkish customs seizes 570,000+ masks bound for Europe

Monday, 11 May

News / World
[The GuardianSoaring drug prices could bar access to future coronavirus treatments
[DW] Germany: Restrictions eased despite climbing infection rate
[Al Jazeera] Doctor’s Note: Is obesity a risk factor for coronavirus?
[BBC] Coronavirus: French arrivals exempt from UK quarantine plans
[Bloomberg] Mysterious 2,572% Stock Rally Has Traders Scratching Their Heads
[Haaretz] Coronavirus Israel Live: Returning Travelers No Longer Required to Quarantine in State-run Facilities
[New EuropeSpanish military predicts 2 more waves of coronavirus
[WSJEconomists Now Expect Recovery Will Be More of a ‘Swoosh’ Than V-Shaped

Friday, 8 May 

News / World
[Bloomberg] Coronavirus Came From Bats, Can Infect Cats, Ferrets, WHO Says
[Reuters] Pandemic sets Japan on course for deep recession as spending, services plunge
[RFE/RL] Turkmenistan Says It’s Coronavirus Free, But Doesn’t Want WHO To Check
[Haaretz] Despite Centralization and Disorder, Israel Can Mark a Victory Over the Coronavirus
[Sputnik] COVID-19 Pandemic Added to Daesh ‘Uptick in Activity’ in Iraq, US Coalition Official Says

Thursday, 7 May

World / News
[Reuters] Apple awards $10 million to nasal swab maker COPAN Diagnostics to help boost factory output
[Al Jazeera] Pakistan’s ‘Tiger Force’ to combat coronavirus economic woes
[The Guardian] ‘Promiscuous treatment of nature’ will lead to more pandemics – scientists
[Haaretz] Massive Coronavirus Testing Plan Will Waste Precious Resources, National Security Council Says

Wednesday, 6 May

World / News
Wall Street gains on optimism over easing lockdowns
[Al Jazeera] China says US has no evidence of virus lab leak
[The Guardian] UK tourism sector to flag attractions with physical distancing measures
[New EuropeWhite House moves to disband corona task force
News / Europe
[FTEuro weakens after German court ruling on ECB’s bond-buying

Tuesday, 5 May

News / World
[BBC] New Zealand PM: No open borders for ‘a long time’
[The Guardian] Coronavirus border closures strand tens of thousands of people across Africa
[Al Jazeera] Vaccine funding drive hits $8bn target, US fails to contribute
[Xinhua] China sees 115 mln domestic tourist trips during May Day holiday
[El País] What if Spain’s state of alarm comes to an end on May 9?
[Reuters] WHO urges countries to investigate early COVID-19 cases
[WSJ] Vaccine Expert Alleges Top U.S. Health Officials Resisted Coronavirus Warnings

Monday, 4 May 

News / World
[AnadoluTurkey intensifies E. Med. drilling despite COVID-19
[IRNA] Rouhani: US acts troublesome for Iran in fighting coronavirus
[Reuters] Apple, Google ban use of location tracking in contact tracing apps
[Al Jazeera] Chinese state media calls Pompeo coronavirus claims ‘insane’

Sunday, 3 May

News / World
[KathimeriniCoronavirus takes toll on Greeks’ mental health
[Al Jazeera] Millions of minors in Middle East, N. Africa risk missing vaccines

Saturday, 2 May 

News / World
[Reuters] The COVID-19 testing challenge
[The Guardian] Britons will suffer health problems from Covid-19 for years, warn doctors
[BBC] Malaysia migrant raids ‘to reduce Covid-19 spread’
[Al Jazeera] COVID-19 tracking apps raise privacy concerns in Asia
[IRNA] Iran can export coronavirus equipment: VP
[Anadolu] Erdogan to join efforts for joint COVID-19 vaccine fund
[WSJ] Coronavirus Kills People an Average of a Decade Before Their Time, Studies Find


Friday, 1 May 

News / World
[NYTWhat Is ‘Covid Toe’? Maybe a Strange Sign of Coronavirus Infection
[Reuters] Lebanon banks reject rescue plan as government asks IMF for help
[The Guardian] Revealed: NHS procurement official privately selling PPE amid Covid-19 outbreak
[Al Jazeera] Day after Trump claim, WHO says coronavirus ‘natural in origin’

Opinion / World 
[JPOST] What type of Middle East will the IDF meet after COVID-19? 
(By Yaakov Katz)
[CNNThe ‘tsunami’ of airline job losses has begun in Europe. US carriers could be next (By Hanna Ziady)
[Foreign PolicyAutocrats Are Finding Democratic Facades Hard to Keep Up (Lee Morgenbesser)
[FTLife after lockdown: welcome to the empty-chair economy (By Ben Hall & Daniel Dombey)
[WSJ] What Would You Risk for a Faster Cure? (By Mene Ukueberuwa)

Thursday, 30 April 

Opinion / World
[Foreign Affairs] Finding a Vaccine Is Only the First Step (By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala)
[CNNTrump’s strongman diplomacy is coming apart under Covid-19 (By David A. Andelman)
[DWSocial-distance flying the new normal? (By Andreas Spaeth)
News / World
[The Moscow TimesRussian PM Mishustin Diagnosed With Coronavirus
[Al Jazeera] Overcrowded DRC prisons ‘ticking time-bomb’ for COVID-19 pandemic


Wednesday, 29 April

News / World
[Al Jazeera] Oil prices rise as storage fills up slower than expected
[Reuters] Coronavirus hammered U.S. economy in first quarter
[RFE/RL] Ukraine’s Mega-Plane Works Overtime Through Pandemic
[WSJ] Stocks Rise on Virus Treatment Hopes
[Anadolu] Istanbul sees cleaner air amid coronavirus lockdown
[The Moscow Times] Russians Trafficking Illegal Coronavirus Ventilators Detained in Armed Standoff: Reports
[FTFed warns of lasting ‘medium-term’ economic damage

Opinion / World
[TIME] With the World Busy Fighting COVID-19, Could ISIS Mount a Resurgence? (By Joseph Hincks)
[The EconomistJair Bolsonaro’s dangerous divorce
[JPOSTIs Hamas using coronavirus to gain support in West Bank?

Tuesday, 28 April 

News / World
[Reuters] Special Report: Cyber-intel firms pitch governments on spy tools to trace coronavirus
[Al Jazeera] UN warns of new humanitarian crisis as COVID-19 looms over Yemen
[JPOST] Doctors exploring link between coronavirus in children with rare disease
[New EuropeSouth Korea and Japan urge caution over reports of Kim’s death
[AnadoluTurkish Airlines suspends all flights until May 28
[WSJ] Trump to Take Executive Action to Keep Meat-Processing Plants Open
[The Moscow Times] ‘Are We Pigs?’: Gazprom Pipeline Workers Protest Conditions Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

[FTCannabis sales surge during pandemic spurs Hightimes deal
Opinion / World
[Foreign Policy] Generosity Is an Easy Win for China After the Coronavirus Pandemic (By William Brent)

Monday, 27 April

News / World
[FTUS states move to reopen as coronavirus job losses mount
[BBCCoronavirus: New Zealand claims no community cases as lockdown eases

[Haaretz] Israel Secretly Sought to Expand Shin Bet Tracking of Coronavirus Patients Before Court Ruling
[The Moscow Times] Putin Not Hiding in a Bunker During Coronavirus: Kremlin
[Sputnik International] Assange’s Extradition Hearing Will Be Postponed Until November

Opinion / World
[FTThe pandemic could bring a global ceasefire (By Gideon Rachman) 
News / Europe
[Reuters] European shares rise as airlines, Deutsche Bank surge
[New EuropeFrench police seize 140,000 black market face masks


Sunday, 26 April 

News / World
[The GuardianTrump says briefings ‘not worth the effort’ amid fallout from disinfectant comments
[Reuters] G20 launches initiative for health tools needed to combat the coronavirus
[WHO] WHO warns against coronavirus ‘immunity passports’
[The Independent] NHS contact tracing app needs 60% take-up to be successful, expert warns
[Hurriyet] Turkey preparing for domestic tourism


Friday, 24 April 

News / World
[ReutersWork smart, travel alone, eat out fast: South Korea’s prescription for coronavirus recovery
[FTTrump faces backlash for raising ‘disinfectant injection’ idea
[TIMEFight Against Malaria Could Be Set Back 20 Years, WHO Warns
[The Times of Israel] Mossad chief said to allege Iran, some Arab states lying about virus stats
[Xinhua] G20 members should jointly stabilize global labor markets: Chinese minister

Opinion / World 
[New EuropeThe privacy factor in ending the lockdown 
(By Stan Matwin)
News / Europe
[New EuropeECDC says most EU members have reached Covid-19 peaks

Thursday, 23 April 

News / World
[Reuters] Hyundai sees limited China recovery and dismal virus-hit sales elsewhere this year
[Anadolu] Virus pandemic to hit electricity producers hard
[Xinhua] Spotlight: Experts urge bolstered China-U.S. cooperation in fighting COVID-19 pandemic
[The Moscow Times] First Russian Doctor Treating Coronavirus Patients Dies From Virus, Medical Workers Say
[Haaretz] Crucial Coronavirus Info Unavailable to Israeli Public, Ministers, and Decision Makers
[New EuropeUN warns that coronavirus poses risk to human rights
[The GuardianElizabeth Warren’s oldest brother dies of coronavirus: ‘He was a natural leader

News / Europe
[DW] Coronavirus will make life hard for a long time, Angela Merkel says
[WSJ] Europe Suffers Record Collapse in Economic Activity
[Balkan Insight] Romania Police Accused of Abuse As COVID-19 Fines Soar


Wednesday, 22 April

Opinion / World
[New EuropeThe new normal after pandemics and disasters (By Dr. Erol User)
[HaaretzDigital Tracking of Israelis Thrives Amid Coronavirus. It’s a Slippery Slope (By Amos Harel)
[Al Jazeera] In Central African Republic, a colossal struggle against COVID-19 (By Jack Losh)
[VICE] You’re Not Going Back to Normal Office Life for a Long, Long Time (By Maxwell Strachan)
News / World 
[Reuters] Recovered, almost: China’s early patients unable to shed coronavirus
[FTCoronavirus death toll in UK twice as high as official figure
[The Moscow Times] Russia’s Coronavirus Outbreak Jeopardizes Care for Patients With Rare Diseases
[AnadoluCOVID-19 under control in Turkey: Health minister
[The Guardian] UK will need social distancing until at least end of year, says Whitty
[New EuropeUS state of Missouri to sue Chinese government for corona spread


Tuesday, 21 April 

News / World 
[The EconomistPrisons worldwide risk becoming incubators of covid-19
[ReutersTrump says he will suspend all immigration into U.S. over coronavirus
[Anadolu] Turkey: Arab immigrants adjusting to new life to defeat pandemic
[The Moscow Times] Africa Asks Russia for Coronavirus Aid: Foreign Ministry
[The Guardian] South Korea and China play down Kim Jong-un ill-health claims
[FTOil prices under pressure after sub-zero plunge
[New EuropeWatchdog says coronavirus further threatens media freedom

Opinion / World
[HaaretzNetanyahu-Gantz Unity Deal: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Ominous (By Chemi Shalev)
[BloombergIf Not Kim Jong Un, Who? Possible Heirs to North Korea’s Throne (By Kanga Kong & Jon Herskovitz)
[Foreign PolicyThe Coronavirus Could Upend Trump’s China Trade Deal (By Jack Detsch & Robbie Gramer)
News / Europe
[FT] European markets fall as US oil turns negative again


Monday, 20 April

News / World
[AnadoluTurkish president opens giant city hospital in Istanbul
[The Moscow Times] Russia to Quarantine Troops Rehearsing for Postponed WWII Parade on Coronavirus Concerns
[Xinhua] China urges U.S. officials to stop spreading conspiracy theories: FM spokesperson 

[NYT] Trump encourages protesters to ‘liberate’ themselves, despite warnings from public health officials.
[BBC] Air pollution linked to raised Covid-19 death risk

Opinion / World
[JPOST] The WHO’s response to COVID-19 reveals its political bias (By Matthew Wearp)
[Foreign AffairsDon’t Let Great Powers Carve Up the World (By Hal Brands)
[NYMagFour Tech Giants Are Solidifying Their Domination of the Post-Coronavirus World (By Scott Galloway)
[The AtlanticAngela Merkel’s Scientific Background Could Save Germany (By Saskia Miller)
[NYTHow Abortion, Guns and Church Closings Made Coronavirus a Culture War (By

Sunday, 19 April

News / World
[Xinhua] Supporting WHO means safeguarding multilateralism: Chinese FM
[WSJ] Coronavirus Testing Hampered by Disarray, Shortages, Backlogs

News / Europe
[France24] In Europe, Covid-19 puts idea of universal income back into welfare debate

Opinion / World 
[The EconomistWhy countries can’t meet the demand for gear against covid-19


Saturday, 18 April 

News / World
[Reuters] Amazon deploys thermal cameras at warehouses to scan for fevers faster
[Anadolu] Turkey’s food supplies safe amid pandemic: UN official
[BBC] Trump: Some states ‘to begin a safe, gradual and phased opening’

News / Europe
[El País] Spanish PM to seek extension to state of alarm, will allow children to leave the home from April 27
Opinion / World
[The DiplomatIs Italy’s Economic Crisis an Opportunity for China? (By Valbona Zeneli & Michele Capriati)

Friday, 17 April 

News / World
[FTChina’s economy shrinks for first time in four decades
[New EuropeCoronavirus pandemic turning into ‘child-rights crisis,’ UN says
[BBCCoronavirus: Trump unveils plan to reopen states in phases
[Reuters] World Bank says no ‘free ride’ for commercial creditors on debt relief

News / Europe
[France24] France’s Covid-19 tracing app won’t be ready for parliamentary debate
[DW] Coronavirus in Germany: No end in sight for travel restrictions
[Kathimerini] Lockdown weighs heavily on Orthodox Christians during Easter
[BloombergEurope Is Taking a Harder Look at China After Virus Suspicions 
(By Patrick Donahue & Ania Nussbaum)

Opinion / World
[The Times of IsraelUS far-right extremists are now calling social distancing a Nazi policy (By Eric Cortellessa)
[Foreign AffairsTechnology Can Help Solve the Coronavirus Crisis If Government Steps Up (By Mira Rapp-Hooper & Samm Sacks)

Thursday, 16 April 

News / World
[The Jerusalem Post] Iran regime, ISIS and other extremists exploit coronavirus to wreak havoc
[Anadolu] Turkey passes bill to tackle pandemic’s impact
[Xinhua] Economic Watch: China’s home prices see milder increases in March
[Sputnik International] CNN Under Fire Online for Reporting California Hospitals Didn’t Get Ventilators From Elon Musk
[New EuropeG20 agrees to debt relief for poorest countries amid pandemic

Opinion / World
[Reuters] Face masks may be ‘new normal’ in post-virus life as U.S. prepares gradual reopening (Maria Caspani & Jessica Resnick-Ault)
[New EuropeA free media is vital to help navigate the coronavirus crisis (By Jonathan Day & Eva Simon)
[FTHow a 5G coronavirus conspiracy spread across Europe (By Nic Fildes & Mark Di Stefano)
[TIMEHow My Country Prevented a Major Outbreak of COVID-19 (By Tsai Ing-wen, President of Taiwan)
[VOAWar-Ravaged Yemen ‘Running out of Time’ on COVID-19 (By Margaret Besheer)
[New EuropeDebt relief is the most effective pandemic aid (By Gordon Brown & Lawrence H. Summers)

News / Europe 
[Balkan Insight] North Macedonia Leads Region in COVID-19 Tracing App
[DW] Coronavirus in Germany: Oktoberfest likely canceled due to the outbreak

Wednesday, 15 April

News / World
[Reuters] Africa may rebound in 2021, but coronavirus impact to endure: IMF
[Al Jazeera] World reacts to Trump withdrawing WHO funding
[Xinhua] China calls on ASEAN Plus Three countries to work for early victory against COVID-19 in East Asia
[FTGoldman lifts loan reserves as it braces for client pain

Opinion / World
[New EuropeThe COVID-19 crisis reveals a need for change in EU-Africa relations (By Marta Martinelli & Bram Dijkstra)
[DWJapan losing patience with government over COVID-19 response (By Julian Ryall)
[The Independent] Airline preparing for future with fewer passengers and higher fares (By Simon Calder)
Analysis / World 
[Balkan Insight] Czechs fear autocratic contagion of coronavirus (By Tim Gosling)
[BBC] Coronavirus: Why lockdowns may not be the answer in Africa
News / Europe
[New Europe] Danish schools begin reopening after month-long closure
[El PaísIMF forecasts 8% economic contraction in Spain due to coronavirus crisis


Tuesday, 14 April 

Opinion / World
[New EuropeCoronavirus will affect politics and social life (By Dr. Erol User)
[BBCCoronavirus: How to cope with living alone in self-isolation (By Kelly-Leigh Cooper)
[The Moscow TimesIf Putin Wants to Use the Military Against the Coronavirus, He’ll Need to Trust His Governors or Step up Himself (By Mark Galeotti)
[RFE/RLFor Russia’s HIV-Positive Population, The Coronavirus Crisis Is Making Things Much Worse (By Alina Pinchuk & Robert Coalson)

News / World
[Arab NewsSaudi energy minister: Kingdom will cut oil production further if necessary
[DW] Coronavirus puts Arctic climate change research on ice
[Anadolu] Turkish parliament passes penal reform law
[Xinhua] ASEAN leaders prioritize COVID-19 pandemic control
[Balkan Insight] Croatia Charges Right-Wingers for Pro-Priest Protest
[The Guardian] Coronavirus distancing may need to continue until 2022, say experts

News / Europe
[Reuters] Merkel’s party likely to delay leadership vote until December: CDU chief
[Kathimerini] Parliament donates 8 million euros for ICU beds
[New EuropeUK coronavirus death toll could be much higher than official figures, stats office says


Monday, 13 April

News / World
[ReutersOPEC, Russia approve biggest-ever oil cut to support prices amid coronavirus pandemic
[BBC] Coronavirus: Huawei urges UK not to make 5G U-turn after pandemic
[New EuropeChina censors coronavirus research, bars publication of key findings
[The Moscow Times] How Do Moscow’s Coronavirus Lockdown Passes Work?
[Haaretz] Israeli Army Can’t Solve Coronavirus Crisis, Ex-security Official Says
[Arab News] Gaza opens Egypt crossing to returnees despite virus
[The Guardian] Coronavirus conspiracy theories targeting Muslims spread in India
[New EuropeGlobal rice exports severely disrupted following India lockdown

News / Europe
[Kathimerini] ExxonMobil puts Cyprus drilling plans on hold
[Anadolu] Turkey: Domestic tourists lifesaver for tourism sector

Opinion / World 
[FTCoronavirus crisis revives Franco-German relations 
(By Guy Chazan, Sam Fleming, Victor Mallet & Jim Brunsden)
Interview / World
[Foreign Policy] U.S. Official: Beware of Chinese Leaders Bearing Coronavirus Gifts

Sunday, 12 April 

News / Europe 
[FTEuropean ports and warehouses brace for surge in containers
[BBCCoronavirus: UK could be ‘worst affected’ country in Europe
[El País] Spain sees new rise in daily coronavirus deaths, as total nears 17,000

[The Local DeGermany: Coronavirus quarantine for elderly may last until December
[BBC] Coronavirus: Why Denmark is taking steps to open up again

Opinion / World
[Al Jazeera] The wildlife trade caused coronavirus, and a vaccine can’t fix it (By Steven R. Galster)
[France24Will Macron pass the test on coronavirus testing in Monday night address? (By David Rich)
[NYTWhy Are Some People So Much More Infectious Than Others? (By Gina Kolata)
[KathimeriniIs the European Union failing the viability tests? (By Andreas V.Georgiou)
News / World
[IRNA] President Rouhani: Low-risk activities to resume next week in Tehran
[Xinhua] Xi says China ready to continue helping Argentina with COVID-19 prevention, aid
[Sputnik] UK Spy Agencies Predict More Assertive China Post-Coronavirus – Reports


Saturday, 11 April 

News / World
[Vox] Apple and Google want to turn your phone into a Covid-tracking machine
[FTAircraft emissions fall sharply as pandemic grounds flights 

Opinion / World
[Bloomberg] This Pandemic Will Lead to Social Revolutions (Andreas Kluth)
[The Economist] Covid-19 hits Greece even harder than the rest of the euro zone

Friday, 10 April

News / World
[FTG20 ministers meet to endorse Opec-Russia deal to slash oil production
[Reuters] India set to ship drug sought by Trump for coronavirus
[IRNA] Freeing 6,000 Palestinian inmates amid coronavirus outbreak needed, Iran’s judiciary chief says
[New EuropeCDC says virus-exposed critical workers who lack symptoms can return to their jobs
[BBC]Coronavirus: New York ramps up mass burials amid outbreak
[WSJ] Trump, Putin, Saudi Crown Prince Scramble to Fix Oil Markets

Opinion / World
[Vox] Every aspect of the coronavirus pandemic exposes America’s devastating inequalities 
(By Anna North)
[CNNAfrica’s leaders forced to confront healthcare systems they neglected for years (Bukola Adebayo)
News / Europe
[DW] Panic in Germany’s refugee centers amid coronavirus quarantine
[Anadolu] Turkey delivers medical aid to UK to help fight virus
[Kathimerini] Covid-19 costing Cyprus 22 mln euros a day


Thursday, 9 April 

News / World
[FTOpec and Russia reach deal to cut oil production by 10m barrels a day
[Al Jazeera] Australia moves to protect Indigenous people from coronavirus
[NYT] Studies Show N.Y. Outbreak Originated in Europe
[Al Jazeera] Saudi-UAE coalition declares 2-week unilateral ceasefire in Yemen
[FTGold bugs vindicated by coronavirus rally
[New EuropeCats can catch coronavirus, study finds, prompting WHO investigation

Opinion / World
[DW] Angela Merkel, Queen Elizabeth II show how to communicate (By Melinda Crane)
[Balkan Insight] World Powers Use Pandemic to Flex Muscles in Balkans (By Srecko Latal)
News / Europe
[FTEurozone countries strike deal on coronavirus rescue
German courts tell Easter churchgoers, not this year
[New EuropeCommission invites Schengen countries to extend non-essential travel ban to the EU until May 15
[BBCCoronavirus: Spain PM sees ‘fire coming under control’
[Anadolu] Turkey’s COVID-19 cases expected to drop in May: Expert


Wednesday, 8 April 

News / Europe
[FT] EU science chief resigns with blast at coronavirus response
[Reuters] Spain warns EU future at risk over financial response to coronavirus
[BI] Montenegro Medic Arrested for Publishing List of Coronavirus Patients
[Anadolu] ‘Turkey’s helping hand to be always on our brothers’

Opinion / World
[The Guardian] Coronavirus putting world on track for new Great Depression, says WTO (By Larry Elliott)
[Foreign PolicyThou Shalt Practice Social Distancing (By Mustafa Akyol)
News / World
[WSJ] Instagram Draws Surge in Offers of Coronavirus Masks With Potential Risks
[New EuropePowerful Chinese critic of Xi under investigation
[BBC] Turkey’s unique hand-sanitising method
[DW] North Korea’s Kim Jong Un responds to coronavirus with missiles
[New EuropeGlobal leaders issue a G20 call to action against pandemic
[Bloomberg] The Evidence Mounts That the Global Recession Is Already Here
[AL Jazeera] China critic who indirectly called Xi a ‘clown’ investigated
[New EuropeTrump threatens to cut WHO’s funds over major failures in coronavirus response
[NYTBernie Sanders Drops Out of 2020 Democratic Race for President


Tuesday, 7 April 

Opinion / World
[The Guardian] Hydroxychloroquine: how an unproven drug became Trump’s coronavirus ‘miracle cure’ (By Julia Carrie Wong)
[New EuropeIt’s not a digital transformation without a digital culture (By Dr Erol User)
[CNNUS coronavirus death count likely an underestimate. Here’s why (By Jacqueline Howard)
[CGDEVFaced with COVID-19, the Humanitarian System Should Rethink its Business Model (By Jeremy Konyndyk & Patrick Saez)

World / Charts, Figutes
[The EconomistChina’s data reveal a puzzling link between covid-19 cases and political events
Opinion / Europe 
[FT] The EU’s shared purpose requires shared financing (By Ana Botin)
[KathimeriniUnified European crisis management needed (By Fabrizio Anfuso & Dimitrios Karyambas)
News / Europe
[New EuropeSweden’s coronavirus strategy under fire
News / World
[BBC] Coronavirus wreaks havoc in African American neighbourhoods
[New EuropeWHO says it is too early to discuss easing of coronavirus restrictions
[DWWhatsApp restricts spread of coronavirus misinformation
[HRW] South Africa: Set Rights-Centered COVID-19 Measures
[Al Jazeera] China outraged over Brazil coronavirus comments
[IRNA] Zarif: Iran does not need Trump’s charity


Monday, 6 April 

Opinion / World
[Haaretz] In the Fight Against Coronavirus Fake News, Israel Police May Harm Free Speech (By Josh Breiner)
[ASPI] America, Iran and Covid-19: humanitarianism versus regime change (By Ian Dudgeon)
[BBC] How a pandemic prepares us for exploring and living on Mars 
(By Ashley Strickland)
[DWCoronavirus: Can we still live sustainably? (By Martin Kuebler)
[The EconomistThe world’s refugee camps are a coronavirus disaster in waiting 
News / World
[IRNA] Iran to pay loans to 4m households to repair COVID-19 outbreak damages
[New EuropeNY bans Zoom in schools, citing security concerns
[HRW] US: Ease Sanctions on Iran in COVID-19 Crisis
[WSJ] Coronavirus Crisis Puts Bankrupt Hospitals Back in Demand
[The Moscow Times] Russian Orthodox Priests Test Positive for Coronavirus
[New EuropeChina reports rise in asymptomatic coronavirus cases
[FTJPMorgan considers historic dividend suspension

Opinion / Europe
[NYT] How Did the E.U. Get the Coronavirus So Wrong? (Scott L. Greer)
[BI] Central and Eastern Europe Freedom of Information Rights ‘Postponed’ (By Ivana Nikolic, Marcel Gascón Barberá, Samir Kajosevic & Madalin Necsutu)
News / Europe
[New EuropeItaly cheers first drop in critical patients
[The Guardian
Europe looks past lockdowns as US and Japan brace for coronavirus trauma
[New Europe] Boris Johnson moved to intensive care after Coronavirus symptoms worsen

Sunday, 5 April 

News / Europe
[New EuropeBoris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests after persistent Covid-19 symptoms
[ReutersGreece quarantines second migrant camp after COVID-19 case confirmed
[BBC] Coronavirus: Queen tells UK ‘we will succeed’ in fight

[Reuters] Ireland’s PM returns to medical practice to help in coronavirus crisis
Opinion / Europe
[The Guardian] Europe’s future is at stake in this war against coronavirus (By Pedro Sánchez)
[NYTFinland, ‘Prepper Nation of the Nordics,’ Isn’t Worried About Masks (By Christina Anderson & 
News / World
[Al JazeeraAnti-Asian hate continues to spread online amid COVID-19 pandemic
[Egypt Today] Egypt’s Sisi, France’s Macron discuss cooperation to fight coronavirus
[Haaretz] Spared So Far, Israel’s Arab Community Fears Ramadan Could Spark Coronavirus Outbreak
[NYpost] Dr. Anthony Fauci says it’s likely coronavirus will become ‘seasonal’

Opinion / World
[World Beyond War] Gorbachev: Time to Revise the Entire Global Agenda

Saturday, 4 April 

News / World
[New EuropeGrupo Modelo suspends production of Corona and other beer brands amid COVID-19
[DWHow the coronavirus lockdown is hitting Mexico’s drug cartels
News / Europe
[ReutersConfirmed coronavirus deaths in Netherlands rise by 164 to 1,651
Opinion / World
[Foreign Affairs“America First” Is a Dangerous Fantasy in a Pandemic (Philip H. Gordon)
[Haaretz] Coronavirus Reveals What Really Makes the World Go Round, and It’s Not Money (By Eva Illouz)
[Foreign Policy] America Is Having an Unemployment Apocalypse. Europe Chose Not to (By Simon Tilford)
[The EconomistHow will humans, by nature social animals, fare when isolated? 

Friday, 3 April

News Analysis / World
[DW] Angela Merkel’s approval ratings up amid health crisis (By Sabine Kinkartz)
[BloombergVentilator Tycoon Adds $3.7 Billion to Wealth on Demand Rush (By Shirley Zhao & Venus Feng)
[The EconomistWill the coronavirus lockdown lead to a baby boom?
Opinion / Europe
[The Atlantic] When Creeping Authoritarianism Finally Prevails (By Anne Applebaum)
[Le Monde DiplomatiqueUK risked all on virus experiment (By Théo Bourgeron)
News / Europe
[New EuropeMarch worst month on record for Spain’s labour market
[New EuropeOrban hits back: Pandemic first, EPP later

News / World
[BBC] Coronavirus: Where will be the last place to catch Covid-19?
[Anadolu] Iraq suspends Reuters’ operations over COVID-19 report
[Reuters] Trump negative for coronavirus again, orders military to New York
[Kathimerini] Israel to help Christians share ‘holy fire’ amid outbreak
[New EuropeIraq bans Reuters for three months over coronavirus report

Opinion / World
[Foreign Affairs] China’s Coming Upheaval
(By Minxin Pei)
[FTChurches defy coronavirus restrictions in Brazil and Africa (By Andres Schipani, Joseph Cotterill & Neil Munshi)
‘We Can’t Spend What We Don’t Have’: Virus Strikes N.Y. Budget (By Luis Ferré-Sadurní and
News / Technology
[BBC] Coronavirus: Google reveals travel habits during the pandemic

Thursday, 2 April

News / World
[New EuropeCoronavirus pandemic passes 1 million cases mark
[USA Today] FEMA seeks 100,000 body bags from Pentagon as coronavirus pandemic worsens
[Business Insider] Scammers and grifters are hawking face masks and fake coronavirus vaccines on YouTube, and the platform only took down many of the videos after being confronted
[New EuropeArgentina forbids job firings for 60 days amid economic struggles
[IRNA] Iran official urges Americans to fight COVID-19 globally
[Ahval] Istanbul mayor says government not cooperating as coronavirus deaths jump
[New EuropeUS intelligence says China covered up extent of coronavirus outbreak
[Science Mag] Cats can get the new coronavirus, but no evidence that they spread it to humans
[Sputnik] Finnish Armed Forces to Proceed With Spring Drills Despite Coronavirus Crisis
[New Europe]Brazil confirms first indigenous Covid-19 case in the Amazon
[Al Jazeera] Fears of coronavirus catastrophe as Myanmar reports first death
[Bloomberg] China Accuses U.S. of Shifting Virus Blame After Intel Report
[New EuropeNetanyahu, Mossad chief under quarantine after Health Minister tests positive

Opinion / World
[Foreign Policy] How WHO Became China’s Coronavirus Accomplice (By Hinnerk Feldwisch-Drentrup)
[Washington Post] Here’s How to make up for lost time on Covid-19 (Bill Gates)
[New EuropeCould bad data be to blame for high coronavirus death toll (By Seth J. Frantzman)
[Foreign AffairsSanctions Make the Coronavirus More Deadly (By Hadi Kahalzadeh)
[HBR] A Covid-19 Vaccine Will Need Equitable, Global Distribution (By Rebecca Weintraub, Prashant Yadav & Seth Berkley)
News / Europe
[DW] Coronavirus crisis: Underpaid, overstretched nursing staff demand more than applause
[New EuropeGermany to use app to track coronavirus spread

News / Society 
[Vox] Everything you need to know about making your own face mask
[The Guardian] Cats can infect each other with coronavirus, Chinese study finds

Wednesday, 1 April 

News / World
[New Europe]
India tracks attendees after Muslim event linked to coronavirus cases
[Bloomberg] Hospitals Tell Doctors They’ll Be Fired If They Speak Out About Lack of Gear
Poland receives medical supplies from China for fighting coronavirus

[IOM] The Rights and Health of Refugees, Migrants and Stateless Must be Protected in COVID-19 Response
[New Europe] China reports 1,300 asymptomatic virus cases
The Guardian] Coronavirus: Russia sends plane full of medical supplies to US
[WSJ] Stocks Open Lower After Trump Issues Warning on Pandemic

Opinion / Politics 
[FP] Hezbollah Prepares for Its Next War: Against the Coronavirus (By Rebecca Collard)
[The Guardian] New US measures threaten civil rights amid coronavirus pandemic (By Adam Gabbatt)
[TIME] Inside Trump’s Coronavirus Theatrics on War Powers, Ventilators and GM (By W.J. Hennigan)
News / Europe
[El Pais] Spain’s emergency coronavirus measures to be lifted gradually
[New Europe] Italian doctors warn of ‘bio bombs’ from patients sent to care homes
[FTGermany conducting more than 50,000 coronavirus tests a day

Opinion / Society 
[BBC] Coronavirus: ‘I don’t want a flight voucher, where’s my refund?’ (By Kevin Peachey & Victoria Park)
[Corriere della Sera] Coronavirus: Could masks slow down the spread of the epidemic? (By Christina Marrone)
[Al Monitor] Turkey’s femicide toll soars amid coronavirus lockdowns 
(By Sibel Hurtas)
[DWCoronavirus and mental health: ‘We are not made for social isolation’ (By Anna Carthaus)
[The Guardian] ‘We can’t go back to normal’: how will coronavirus change the world? (By Peter C. Baker)
[Balkan Insight] Roma: Europe’s neglected Coronavirus victims (By Stephan Müller, Fikrija Tair, Bashkim Ibishi & Dragan Gracanin)
[Bloomberg] The Mental-Health-Care System Isn’t Ready for Covid-19 Either (By Cynthia Koons)
[CNNTrump’s alarming message portends tragic days ahead (By Stephen Collinson)
[BBC] How Covid-19 affects children
(By Michelle Fernandes)
[New Europe] New EU rules aim to make external power supplies more energy efficient (By Kostis Geropoulos)
News / Figures 
[University of Michigan] Michigan Medicine projections show aggressive social distancing will dramatically reduce the peak number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Tuesday, 31 March

News / Europe
[New Europe] Covid 19 Pandemic: ‘I don’t forget where the crisis started from’ says EPP Secretary-General López-Istúriz
[BI] Montenegro Govt Accused of Flouting Constitution amid Crisis
[El País] Spain prepares fresh economic relief for the self-employed
[New Europe] Italy to extend lockdown until ‘at least’ April 12
[FT] Record month for UK supermarkets as consumers spend extra £1.9bn
[NYT] Spain calls for mass ‘hibernation’
[New Europe] Ireland’s private hospitals to be used as public amid COVID-19 pandemic

News / World
[New Europe] Russian doctor who met Putin tests positive for COVID-19
[Business Insider] Zoom is being sued for allegedly handing over data to Facebook

[Washington Post] To Fight Coronavirus, States Call on Retired Medical Staff and New Graduates
[Al Jazeera] What the coronavirus lockdown looks like from space
[New Europe] Airbnb to pay hosts $250 mln for coronavirus cancellations

Opinion / World
[The Atlantic] Exclusive: Kushner Firm Built the Coronavirus Website Trump Promised (By Robinson Meyer)
[FP] China Isn’t Helping Italy. It’s Waging Information Warfare (By Mattia Ferraresi)
[Al Jazeera] Deny and defy: Bolsonaro’s approach to the coronavirus in Brazil (By Sam Cowie)
[FT] Amazon auditions to be ‘the new Red Cross’ in Covid-19 crisis (By Dave Lee & Patricia Nilsson)
[Haaretz] Mossad’s Quest for Coronavirus Kits in the Arab World, and Netanyahu’s Big Cover-up (By Yossi Melman)
Why Is the U.S. Behind on Coronavirus Testing? (Stefan Thomke)
News / World
[Bussines Insider] Boeing is donating 3 massive oversized cargo planes to distribute coronavirus-related supplies. Take a look at the ‘Dreamlifter’.
[BBC] Coronavirus: Anger as migrants sprayed with disinfectant in India
[New Europe] US suspends environmental laws enforcement during coronavirus
[IRNA] Rabiei: Government expects national solidarity to deal with US sanctions & coronavirus

Opinion / Europe
[FT] Lockdown fatigue hits as Europe enforces coronavirus restrictions
(By Miles Johnson, Davide Ghiglione in Rome & Daniel Dombey) 
[Washington Post] Coronavirus kills its first democracy
(By Ishaan Tharoor)
[Balkan Insight] Hungary ‘No Longer a Democracy’ after Coronavirus Law (By Edward Szekeres)
News Analysis / World
[CNN] Post-Soviet strongmen prescribe vodka, hockey and folk medicine against coronavirus (By Mary Ilyushina & Nathan Hodge)
[The Guardian] Coronavirus epidemic ‘far from over’ in Asia-Pacific, WHO warns (By Alison Rourke)
[DW] Disinformation and propaganda during the coronavirus pandemic
[FT]European trade channel with Iran facilitates first deal


Monday, 30 March

Analysis / Society
[NOS] Many patients on IC are overweight, ‘but don’t go on too strict diets now’
Opinion / World
[The Conversation] What will the world be like after coronavirus? Four possible futures (By Simon Mair)
[FT] How Covid-19 is accelerating the shift from transport to teleport (By John Thornhill)

News / World

[Reuters] Taiwan says WHO not sharing coronavirus information it provides, pressing complaints
[BBC] Van Gogh painting Spring Garden stolen from Dutch museum
[IRNA] Zarif blasts Trump over exploiting pandemic for electoral campaigns
[DW] Economic advisers: Coronavirus may see German GDP dip by over 5%

Opinion / World
[Science Alert] Here’s Why Herd Immunity Won’t Save Us From The COVID-19 Pandemic
(By Gideon Meyerowitz – Katz)
[FT] Swedish CEOs worry cure will be worse than medicine (By Richard Milne)
[NYT] China Created a Fail-Safe System to Track Contagions. It Failed (By Steven Lee Myers)
[Foreign Affairs] Ebola Should Have Immunized the United States to the Coronavirus (By Christopher Kirchhoff)
Study / Infection 
[Stanford Medicine] COVID-19 patients often infected with other respiratory viruses, preliminary study reports
News / Europe
[Reuters] UK epidemic is slowing and antibody test could be ready in days, top epidemiologist says
[New Europe] Johnson government furious at China over COVID-19 cover-up

News / World
[RFE/RL] Ukraine’s Parliament To Hold Special Session On IMF Bills Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
[IRNA] Iran FM warns against countries’ continued unilateral policies amid coronavirus outbreak

[Anadolu] Turkey denies claims of inaccurate COVID-19 data
[Al Jazeera] Asia shares, oil price suffer fresh spill as virus damage deepens
[Reuters] Ardern’s online messages keep spirits up in New Zealand’s coronavirus lockdown
[The Guardian] Senior WHO adviser appears to dodge question on Taiwan’s Covid-19 response
[DW] German state finance minister Thomas Schäfer found dead

Opinion / World
[BBC] Coronavirus: Brazil’s Bolsonaro in denial and out on a limb (By Katy Watson)
[Xinhua] China’s support boosts Middle East’s anti-virus ability (By Wang Jian, Zhang Miao & Chen Lin )
[DW] Will Germans trade privacy for coronavirus protection? (By Astrid Prange)
[FT] The mystery of the true coronavirus death rate (By Camilla Hodgson)

Sunday, 29 March 

News / Europe
[FT] EU backs bank rule delay to spur crisis lending
[BBC] Coronavirus: Things will get worse before getting better, PM warns
[BIRN] Albania Sends 30 Doctors to Help Italy Fight Coronavirus

Opinion / World
[CNN] How Russia is using authoritarian tech to curb coronavirus (By Mary Ilyushina)
[NYT] India’s Coronavirus Lockdown Leaves Vast Numbers Stranded and Hungry (By Maria Abi-Habib and [TIME] Young Medical Graduates Find Themselves on the Front Lines of Italy’s Coronavirus Fight (By Francesca Berardi)
[NYT] The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19 (By Michael D. ShearAbby GoodnoughSheila KaplanSheri FinkKatie Thomas
News / World
[Al Jazeera] New front: Worry over COVID-19 spreading in African refugee camps
[Sputnik] Russia Creates Anti-Covid-19 Drug
[Xinhua] Medical technology company in Hainan introduces forehead
thermometer production lines
[DW] India advises states to curtail mass migration amid lockdown
[IRNA] Iran announced COVID-19 relief package
[F24] France issues call to ‘buy French’ as coronavirus erodes single market

Opinion / Politics
[Bloomberg] Johnson’s War With Coronavirus Is No Joke Anymore (By Tim Ross)
[Le Monde] Coronavirus : l’impossible communication de crise d’Emmanuel Macron (By Cédric Pietralunga)
[El Pais] “Do we have a deal, Pedro?”: an inside look at the clash at EU coronavirus summit (By Bernardo de Miguel & Carlos E. Cué)
[Ahval] The pandemic exposes false hopes and laxness in Ankara’s response (By Yavuz Baydar)

Opinion / Society
[The Guardian] We Ugandans are used to lockdowns and poor healthcare. But we’re terrified (By Patience Akumu)
[BBC] Lockdown, what lockdown? Sweden’s unusual response to coronavirus (By Maddy Savage)
[Haaretz] Coronavirus Will Make Israel Pay for Neglecting Its Minorities (By Noa Landau)

Saturday, 28 March 

Opinion / Society
[FT] Surgeon Henry Marsh: Covid-19 and the doctor’s dilemma (By Henry Marsh)
CNN] How Spain became a hotspot for coronavirus
(By Tim Lister and Claudia Rebaza)
[BBC] The birth of ‘quarantine culture’
SA] Here’s How Coronavirus Tests Work—and Who Offers Them
(By Jim Daley)
Opinion / Politics
[Al Jazeera] Trump is prioritising the economy over the vulnerable (By Anthony Pahnke)
News / World
[DW] Pope Francis prays alone for end to coronavirus crisis
F24] Can the coronavirus infect someone twice?
E] Spain sets a grim new record with 832 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Opinion / World
[Foreign Policy] The Coronavirus Is the Biggest Emerging Markets Crisis Ever (By Adam Tooze)
[New Europe] The Chinese Flu V: The million dollar question (By Basil A. Coronakis)
[Foreign Affairs] Past Pandemics Exposed China’s Weaknesses
(By Robert Peckham)
[NYT] The Nordic Way to Economic Rescue (By Peter S. Goodman)
News / World 
[Al Jazeera] Pope holds dramatic solitary service for relief from coronavirus
[Bloomberg] Abbott Launches 5-Minute Covid-19 Test for Use Almost Anywhere
[BBC] Coronavirus cradle Wuhan partly reopens after lockdown
[Hurriyet] Turkey moves migrants from Greek border amid virus pandemic

News Analysis / World
[FT] Japan risks second coronavirus wave as hygiene fatigue sets in
[CNN] What it’s like for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic


Friday, 27 March

Opinion / Economy 
[FT] Wall Street flees coronavirus and glimpses its mortality (By James Fontanella-Khan, Joshua Chaffin & Laura Noonan)
[HBR] Coronavirus Is a Wake-Up Call for Supply Chain Management
(By Thomas Y. Choi, Dale Rogers & Bindiya Vakil)
[New Europe] The race between economics and COVID-19 (By Mohamed A. El-Erian)
Opinion / Society
[DW] Love in the time of coronavirus: COVID-19 changes the game for online dating (By Arthur Sullivan)
News / Europe
[New Europe] Europe’s infectious disease agency says coronavirus is likely to survive warmer weather
[Reuters] Thousands of Ukrainians waiting at Polish border to get home

News / World
[WSJ] House Passes $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package
[Al Jazeera] Chaos and hunger amid India coronavirus lockdown
[New Europe] Georgian Orthodox Church refuses to change communion rites despite COVID-19 concerns
Opinion / Society 
[New Europe] Locked down, without answers (By Seth J. Frantzman)
[Al Jazeera]
COVID-19 lockdown hits Berlin’s unemployed, homeless and refugees
(By Gouri Sharma)
[NYT] For France, Coronavirus Tests a Vaunted Health Care System (By Adam Nossiter)
What Does It Mean to Flatten the Curve to Fight Coronavirus? (By Jo Craven McGinty)
Opinion / Politics
[FP] Self-Isolation Might Stop Coronavirus, but It Will Speed the Spread of Extremism (By Nikita Malik)
[CNN] Trump touts great success as US becomes world’s worst virus epicenter
(By Stephen Collinson)
[New Europe] China’s misplaced pandemic propaganda (By Minxin Pei)
News Analysis / Europe
[Bloomberg] After Bailing Out Euro Area, Lagarde Tackles Merkel on Debt (By Viktoria Dendrinou & Boris Groendahl)

News / World
[BBC] US overtakes China with most cases
[New Europe] Von der Leyen calls for united front against Coronavirus

Thursday, 26 March 

Opinion / Economy / by Maartje De Vries
[New Europe] Gulf nations have been quick to prevent economic downturn and Europe must do the same
News / World
[Hurriyet] Erdoğan says Turkey will overcome coronavirus in ‘two-three weeks’
[The Guardian] Record 3.3m Americans file for unemployment as the US tries to contain Covid-19

Opinion / Society 
[HBR] The Contagion We Can Control (By Sigal Barsade)
[FP] The Coronavirus War Economy Will Change the World
(By Nicholas Mulder) (subscription required)
[DW] On coronavirus, Singapore shows the way (By Christina zur Nedden)
Opinion / Politics / by Edward Luce
[FT] The wrong kind of American exceptionalism
News / Statistics, Figures 
[New Europe] Public opinion in Italy, Spain, France in favour of lockdown measures
Opinion / Eurozone / by Mario Draghi
[FT] Draghi: we face a war against coronavirus and must mobilise accordingly
Opinion / The Balkans / by Patrick Kingsley
[NYT] Coronavirus Helps Bring Down Kosovo’s Government, With Nudge From U.S.
News / Europe
[HRW] UK: COVID-19 Law Puts Rights of People with Disabilities at Risk
[New Europe] MEPs call for comprehensive budgetary package for COVID-19 emergency

News Analysis / World  
[Al Jazeera] Indigenous race into Ecuador’s Amazon to escape coronavirus (By Kimberley Brown)
[Reuters] Oil falls as sinking demand outweighs stimulus hopes
(By Ron Bousso)
Opinion / National Response 
[BBC] Is the NHS ready for the coronavirus surge?
(By Nick Triggle)
[CNN] What Africa can teach the world about beating the coronavirus
(By Daniel Speckhard)

Wednesday, 25 March 

News / World 
[Al Jazeera] Rescuers in war-torn Syria gear up for coronavirus battle
[BBC] Coronavirus delays Russian vote on Putin staying in power
[CNN] Spain overtakes China in coronavirus deaths
[New Europe] Iran rejects foreign help as coronavirus death toll nears 2,000

Opinion / World / by Abigail Leonard
[TIME] Tokyo Olympics Delay is the Latest Get-Punch to Japan
News / Eurozone
[FT] Nine eurozone countries issue call for ‘coronabonds’
News Analysis / World
[FT] Hubei residents welcome liberation after two-month quarantine

Opinion / Politics / by Ishaan Tharoor
[WP] Trump and Bolsonaro see coronavirus more as a political hassle than a public threat (subscription required)
/ by Osama Tanous
[Al Jazeera] Coronavirus outbreak in the time of apartheid

News Analysis / Trade / by Isis Almeida & Agniszka de Sousa 
[Bloomberg] Countries Starting to Hoard Food, Threatening Global Trade
                 / Economy / by Colby Smith & Tommy Stubbington 
[FT] Investors doubt huge stimulus measures will ignite inflation
News / World 
[NYT] Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Lawmakers Reach $2 Trillion Aid Deal; New York Is Center of Pandemic
[New Europe] Prince Charles tests positive for COVID-19
The Guardian] Quarantined Brazilians protest against Bolsonaro from windows and balconies: ‘Get out!’

Opinion / Economy / by Nathalie Rothschild
[Foreign Policy] Sweden Is Open for Business During Its Coro navirus Outbreak

Tuesday, 24 March 

Opinion / Politics / by Derek Thompson 
[The Atlantic] ‘Do More—Fast. Don’t Wait.’
News Analysis / Politics / by Colm Quinn
[FP] Will Trump End the Lockdown?
                 / World / by Paul Sillers
[CNN] Parking in a pandemic: Grounded planes scramble for storage space

News / World 
[New Europe] Hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike
[BBC] India to enter ‘total lockdown’ after spike in cases
[New Europe] Ryanair expected to halt all flights in April and May

Opinion / Human Rights / by Marija Ristic, Milica Stojanovic, Miroslava German Sirotnikova, Akos Keller-Alant, Hamdi Firat Buyuk, Anja Vladisavljevic, Marcel Gascón Barberá & Madalin Necsutu
[Balkan Insight] Europe’s other Coronavirus victim: Information and Data rights 
Opinion / Innovation / by Neeti Sanyal & Shantanu Nundy
[HBR] How to Make At-Home Coronavirus Testing Work
Opinion / Politics / by Derek Thompson
[The Atlantic] ‘Do More—Fast. Don’t Wait.’
News Analysis / Politics / by Colm Quinn
[FP] Will Trump End the Lockdown?
                 / World / by Paul Sillers
[CNN] Parking in a pandemic: Grounded planes scramble for storage space

News / World 
[New Europe] Hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike
[BBC] India to enter ‘total lockdown’ after spike in cases
[New Europe] Ryanair expected to halt all flights in April and May

Opinion / Human Rights / by Marija Ristic, Milica Stojanovic, Miroslava German Sirotnikova, Akos Keller-Alant, Hamdi Firat Buyuk, Anja Vladisavljevic, Marcel Gascón Barberá & Madalin Necsutu
[Balkan Insight] Europe’s other Coronavirus victim: Information and Data rights 
Opinion / Innovation / by Neeti Sanyal & Shantanu Nundy
[HBR] How to Make At-Home Coronavirus Testing Work
Opinion / Politics / by Cas Mudde
[The Guardian] Wartime’ coronavirus powers could hurt our democracy – without keeping us safe
                     / by Maggie Haberman
[NYT] Trump Has Given Unusual Leeway to Fauci, but Aides Say He’s Losing His Patience
Opinion / Society / by Scottie Andrew
[CNN] Some people just won’t stay home during a pandemic. Six reasons may explain why
News Analysis / Eurozone / by Martin Arnold & Valentina Romei
[FT] Business activity crashes to record low in eurozone
                 / World 
[The Economist] Armies are mobilising against the coronavirus

News / World 
[MEMO] ICC postpones procedures against Israel due to coronavirus
[New Europe] Facebook, Instagram to reduce video streaming quality in Europe

Monday, 23 March 

Opinion / Ethics / by Tim Cook
[The Guardian] ICU doctors now face the toughest decisions they will ever have to make
Opinion / Mental Health / by Paul Romer &
[NYT] How to Prevent a Coronavirus Depression
News / Europe
[New Europe] First Coronavirus-related death in EU institutions recorded
[Al Jazeera] European shares sink again as coronavirus deaths mount
[New Europe] UK scientists to track mutations in coronavirus to map spread
Interview / World Health Organisation 
[TIME] Will the Coronavirus Ever Go Away? Here’s What One of the WHO’s Top Experts Thinks
Opinion / Economy / by The Editorial Board
[NYT] How to Avoid Complete Economic Destruction
News / World 
[New Europe] Iran’s supreme leader refuses US help citing widely panned conspiracy theory
[CNN] US cases top 32,000 as New York governor estimates 40% to 80% of state will get coronavirus
[Reuters] IMF sees pandemic causing global recession in 2020; recovery in 2021

Opinion / Human Rights / by Natasha Singer & Chloe Sang-Hun
[NYT] As Coronavirus Surveillance Escalates, Personal Privacy Plummets
Opinion / Eurozone / by Ben Hall, Martin Arnold, Sam Fleming
[FT] Coronavirus: can the ECB’s ‘bazooka’ avert a eurozone crisis?
Analysis / Markets / by Todd White
[Bloomberg] Stocks Decline With U.S. Futures; Bonds Edge Up: Markets Wrap
Opinion / World / by Robert Lee Hotz
[WSJ] Coronavirus Outbreaks Could Become Seasonal Woe, Some Researchers Find (subscription required)
Analysis / Science, Health / by Graham Readfearn
[The Guardian] Coronavirus: what happens to people’s lungs if they get Covid-19?
News / World / by Stephanie Busari & Bukola Adebayo
[CNN] Nigeria records chloroquine poisoning after Trump endorses it for coronavirus treatment
News Analysis / Politics, Europe / by Marcel Fürstenau
[DW] What happens if Angela Merkel can’t work?

Sunday, 22 March 

Opinion / China / by Alessandra Bocchi
[WSJ] China’s Coronavirus Diplomacy
Opinion / by Olivia Webb, Contributor
[Buzzfeed] Moving Our Pharmaceutical Factories Overseas Was A Huge Mistake

Opinion / By Arthur C. Brooks, Columnist

[WAPO] How social distancing could ultimately teach us how to be less lonely
Opinion / Tech and politics / by Greg Bensinger, member of the NYT editorial board
[NYT] Google Gives Cover to Trump’s Lies
News / Off the planet
[Guardian] Covid-19 restrictions disrupt astronauts’ preparations for ISS
Resources / Doctors, Military, Supplies
[FT] Coronavirus latest: Russia sends military help to Italy (subscription required)
[The Verge] ‘We’re all going to get sick eventually’: Amazon workers are struggling to provide for a nation in quarantine
[F24] France announces first case of a hospital doctor dying from coronavirus

Analysis / The US response to the Coronavirus
[The Atlantic] How the Coronavirus Became an American Catastrophe
Audio / Sunday listen
[Monocle] Making sense of mayhem
Testing / USA
[CNN] Some hard-hit areas restrict testing as coronavirus death toll grows in the US

Pandemic spread / Facts & Figures / Iran, USA, Portugal, Spain, Belgium
[IRNA] 1028 new cases and 129 new deaths in Iran
[Worldmeters] 2693 new cases and 46 new deaths in the United States
[RTP] 320 new cases and 2 new deaths in Portugal
[El Pais] 3076 new cases and 344 new deaths in Spain
[VRT] 586 new cases and 8 new deaths in Belgium

Saturday, 21 March

Drug trials / USA
[MSNBC] New York will conduct trials for coronavirus drug therapy
Pandemic spread / Facts & Figures / Germany, Spain, UK, France, Italy, Netherlands
[Berliner Morgenpost] 2516 new cases and 16 new deaths in Germany 
[RTVE] 3925 new cases and 288 new deaths in Spain
[GOV UK] 1035 new cases and 56 new deaths in the United Kingdom
[SPF] 1847 new cases and 112 new deaths in France. 50% of the 1,525 patients currently in intensive care are under 60 years old
[Worldmeters] 6557 new cases and 793 new deaths in Italy
[RIVM] 637 new cases and 30 new deaths in the Netherlands

Friday, 20 March

Politics / Opinion 
[Foreign Affairs] The Coronavirus Could Reshape Global Order
[DW] A call for a caring state
Figures / Statistics
[FT] Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads [TIME] Understanding the Coronavirus Pandemic, in Five Charts
Medical supplies / News Analysis
[AFP] Masks diplomacy: China tries to re-write virus narrative
International Aid / Opinion by Arvind Subramanian 
[NE] What COVID-19 means for international aid
National response / Opinion
[Bloomberg] Europe and U.S. Lack Key Weapon Against Pandemic: Experience
[AJ] Coronavirus:Travel restrictions, border shutdowns by country

The Cure / Opinion
[NYT] Search for Coronavirus Vaccine Becomes Global Competition
Conspiracy theories & myths / Analysis
[Guardian] Can a face mask protect me from Coronavirus? COVID-19 myths busted

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