Nigerian Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights Emerging Threat in Africa: Live Coverage

Here’s what you need to know: ImageA mobile testing laboratory in Kano, Nigeria, where results can take two weeks to come through. Doctors awaiting their test results cannot work. People in quarantine cannot leave.Credit…Sipa, via Associated Press An outbreak in Nigeria is just one of Africa’s alarming hot spots. The coronavirus has been relatively slow to…

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Coronavirus World News: Live Tracker

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePolice officers in protective suits stood guard outside a train station in Jilin, China, last week.Credit…Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Chinese officials have quarantined 8,000 people in the country’s northeast. Officials concerned about a virus resurgence have quarantined 8,000 people and reintroduced lockdown measures in northeastern China, even as…

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How France Lost the Weapons to Fight a Pandemic

PARIS — When President Emmanuel Macron repeatedly declared “war” on the coronavirus in March, he solemnly promised that France would support “front-line” health workers with “the means, the protection.” The reality was that France was nearly defenseless. The government’s flip-flopping policies on past pandemics had left a once formidable national stockpile of face masks nearly…

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