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.
Full story - April 06, 2020
two women pose for a photo with a dog in the snow.
With their nearest neighbor about 100 miles away and with no running water or electricity, two citizen scientists have discovered a few tricks for coping.
Full story - April 06, 2020
A man makes a bed in a row of beds with medical posters on the dividing walls
Iran has the fifth highest death toll from COVID-19. And while some people are wondering whether they can survive financially, others are struggling to overcome the disease.
Full story - April 06, 2020
Men in personal protective gear stand in a line in front of vans.
Months of anti-government protests have eroded the popularity and legitimacy of Lebanon's traditional political parties. But the novel coronavirus has given them a chance to get it back by launching their own health and sanitation campaigns.
Full story - April 06, 2020
A man wearing a work uniform with an orange top walks down an aisle with several beds lining both sides.
The coronavirus crisis has put hospitals around the globe under incredible stress. Many are asking, “Are we prepared?” The answer seems to increasingly be, “no.” So, what's next? The World's Elana Gordon will be taking your questions and moderating a live discussion with Leonard Marcus from the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Stream that conversation here and on Facebook at 12 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
Full story - April 06, 2020
A man in a suit stands in front of European flags
Hungary's government under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has granted itself sweeping powers under the auspices of the coronavirus pandemic. But critics warn it is hastening Hungary's authoritarian decline.
Full story - April 06, 2020
A photographer wearing a protective blue glove and is holding a picture of the very street they are standing in — presently empty and in the photo filled with people.
US officials warn of "our Pearl Harbor moment" as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US nears 340,000. Europe and South Korea may be showing signs of hope. And, how are countries dealing with the economic impact of COVID-19 on their societies and banking systems? Also, the pandemic has changed the way people and products are moving around the world. Some hope that lessons learned can help in the fight against climate change.
Full story - April 03, 2020
A volunteer delivers donated aid to poor families in Rio de Janeiro's slums through Single Centre of Slums (CUFA) during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Vila Kennedy slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on April 2, 2020.
President Jair Bolsonaro has remained defiant even after US President Donald Trump, who has been his political role model, walked back his own skepticism about the coronavirus outbreak. Bolsonaro’s stance has isolated him politically in Brazil.

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