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UN warns of potential global mental health crisis; Food production in jeopardy during pandemic; US pressure to keep factories open in Mexico

The pandemic has put the world at risk of a mental health crisis, especially in communities already hard-hit by disaster. And, food security is a critical issue in East Africa, where locusts have compounded the effects of COVID-19. Also, Italy is allowing undocumented migrants to apply for temporary permits, while the US is pushing Mexican factories to remain operational. Plus, travel can soon begin in the Baltic countries, which will open a regional travel "bubble" after making strides in containing the coronavirus.

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The risks of reopening too early; Afghanistan suffers attack on maternity hospital; Researchers in Senegal are developing coronavirus home test kit

Germany considers pulling its "emergency brake" as coronavirus cases climb after some lockdown measures were lifted. Chancellor Angela Merkel is one of several women in leadership who have been relatively successful at handling the crisis. And, in Senegal, researchers are working to design a kit that can test for the coronavirus at home. It could help solve the problem of under testing on the continent. Also, Amsterdam's recovery plan focuses on "doughnut economics," while in Sweden, one restaurant is taking solo dining to the middle of a meadow.

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