Just a few nations driving much of world’s COVID-19 surge

The global surge in COVID-19 cases is mainly driven by intense transmission in a relatively few countries, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said today, with South Africa now among the five hardest-hit countries. The global total […]

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The number of confirmed cases is growing faster than ever as new hot spots emerge around the world.

KEY DATA OF THE DAY The number of confirmed cases is growing faster than ever as new hot spots emerge around the world. The coronavirus pandemic is ebbing in some of the countries that were hit hard early on, […]

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‘Instead of Coronavirus, the Hunger Will Kill Us.’ A Global Food Crisis Looms.

Tyler Hicks/The New York Times NAIROBI, Kenya — In the largest slum in Kenya’s capital, people desperate to eat set off a stampede during a recent giveaway of flour and cooking oil, leaving scores injured and two people dead. […]

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