Full story - March 26, 2020
A man packs groceries separated from the cashier by a plastic sheet
Leaders around the world have promised their citizens that grocery stores will stay open, even in the places most impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic. But people are still making sure they have essentials on hand. What does “stocking up” look like for people around the world?
Full story - March 26, 2020
The author's 3-year-old daughter Leila has been occupying herself during the "stay at home" order in Boston amid the coronavirus outbreak by making cards and beaded necklaces for her preschool friends. 
It’s hard explaining to kids what COVID-19 is, much less the new restrictions that come with it. Reporter Ari Daniel spoke to a bunch of families all over the world about their challenges and how they’re making do.  
Full story - March 26, 2020
A health worker wearing a full protective gown and face guard is shown standing with his hand in the air at a drive-through coronavirus disease testing center.
From a significant lag in testing for COVID-19 to a predicted mismatch between patients and available hospital beds, health care systems around the world are under tremendous pressure. As part of The World's weekly series of live discussions in partnership with Harvard's Chan School of Public Health, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute.
Full story - March 26, 2020
A man wears a protective face mask as he rides a motorcycle
Hisham Al-Omeisy, a Yemeni activist living in exile, speaks with the The World's host Marco Werman about the war and the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
Full story - March 26, 2020
A worker is shown in a full protective yellow suit and is spraying a cleaner with several other people standing by watching.
Drug traffickers in Rio are ordering residents to stay home, and soldiers around the world are taking on the new mandate of enforcing lockdowns. Also, a UN call for an immediate ceasefire in Yemen — which is already facing a dire humanitarian crisis — was welcomed by warring parties. And a Palestinian Canadian doctor warns about the situation in Gaza. And, as Spain continues to be hit hard by the novel coronavirus, hotels are being turned into makeshift hospitals.
Full story - March 25, 2020
A woman sits on the floor in front of her computer.
Bored yet? Our listeners have some tips on how to deal with self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.
Full story - March 25, 2020
A group of men in red uniforms jump for joy on a soccer field.
When Uwe Dahlke went to his first Union game 46 years ago, today’s Germany did not exist. Union and Hertha were two teams in divided parts of what was once one Berlin. 
Full episode - March 25, 2020
A close-up photograph of a reddish metal gate with a motorcycle parked behind it and the India Gate war memorial is shown off in the distance.
As India settles into a nationwide lockdown, a looming question is whether its health care system will be prepared for what's next. And, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore have all been praised for "flattening the curve" of COVID-19 outbreaks. But sadly, these places can't celebrate just yet. If you're an ant the size of a sesame seed, danger can come in many forms. New research has found that Myrmecina graminicola ants have a unique defense: They tuck into a ball and roll.
Full story - March 25, 2020
Relatives of prisoners react outside La Modelo prison after a riot by prisoners demanding government health measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bogota, Colombia, on March 22, 2020.
Prisoners are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus. To protect them, prison management and governments must lessen prison populations by releasing people, says the executive director of Penal Reform International.
Full story - March 25, 2020
Police officers in protective suits arrive in a residential area to check on people
Experts say India's lockdown measures against the spread of COVID-19 are “essential” and a “prudent decision” — but without more support for India's daily earners, it risks failure.