Full story - April 07, 2020
A woman walks home in front of a wall with supermarket mural of grocery items
As some South Africans retreat to the comfort of their homes, reports of police violence and panic buying in markets foreshadow how the COVID-19 response in South Africa is as unequal as the country itself.
Full story - April 07, 2020
A voter stands at the registration table before receiving their ballot during the Democratic presidential primary election at Madero Middle School in Chicago, Illinois, March 17, 2020.
An estimated 32 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in November. Registering them to vote requires a substantial in-person effort that grassroots groups can't do right now because of the coronavirus outbreak. Some are shifting their strategies to the internet.
Full episode - April 07, 2020
Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is shown standing behind a podium witth the words, "Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives" printed on it.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is spending his second night in intensive care in a London hospital after contracting COVID-19. And, the Trump administration is pushing forward with a new plan for a power-sharing government in Venezuela, as the South American nation struggles with a collapsed economy and the looming threat of the coronavirus pandemic. Also, with much of the world cooped up indoors, trying to prevent getting infected or spread the coronavirus, an old idea is starting to take root — planting a victory garden as a way to build community and relieve anxiety.
Full story - April 07, 2020
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish family wearing masks
After most of Israel went into isolation, Bnei Brak was slow to adopt the country’s social distancing regulations.
Full story - April 07, 2020
A close up of gloved hands holding a vaccine.
The World speaks with Gary Kobinger, an expert in special pathogens who helped pioneer an Ebola vaccine, about progress towards a vaccine for COVID-19.
Full story - April 07, 2020
Students eat lunch between dividers to protect them from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the canteen of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) in Taipei, Taiwan, April 6, 2020.
Taiwan leads the world as the most-prepared and best-equipped nation to fight the pandemic. But pressure from China continues to stymie their involvement in international public health care efforts.
Full story - April 07, 2020
A woman is shown walking with through a area with flowering trees while holding an umbrella.
Japan has issued emergency declarations for several prefectures, and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in intensive care. And, in Lebanon, Hezbollah's latest front line is the fight against coronavirus. And in Iran many are wondering if they can survive the disease and the financial crisis accelerated by US sanctions. Also, these monkeys at the Tulane National Primate Research Center are helping humans fight the coronavirus.
Full story - April 06, 2020
A girl washes her hands at a spigot at the entrance of her parents' house in Pikine, on the outskirts of Dakar, Senegal, on March 9, 2020.
Contact tracing, or meticulously tracing individuals exposed to illness, has been key to combating outbreaks of Ebola, cholera and tuberculosis throughout the world. Dr. Sheila Davis of the nonprofit Partners in Health explains what the US can learn from those crises.
Full story - April 06, 2020
Fernando Guedes, a mechanical technician, recently passed through the Val de Cans International Airport in northern Brazil. He's concerned about returning home to São Paulo, which has been hard hit by the coronavirus. 
The virus is spreading quickly across Brazil. As of Monday, there were 11,721 people infected with COVID-19 and 516 deaths in the country, according to state health department information.
Full episode - April 06, 2020
Several health care workers are shown wearing protective suits and one woman making a heart shape with her hands.
Spain is the country with the second most reported cases of COVID-19 in the world. However, there seems to be some good news of late: Spanish officials are reporting the growth rate of the virus shows signs of slowing. And, Lebanon's Hezbollah, which recently invited reporters to tour some of its medical facilities, says it's ready for the battle against coronavirus. Also, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made an important announcement Monday: the Easter bunny is considered an essential worker.

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