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China’s coronavirus coverup

International | The underreporting of deaths has hurt the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/02/20, 03:12 pm

CHINA: In a classified report delivered to the White House last week, U.S. analysts said Chinese officials underreported its total number of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

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Worshipping with the coronavirus

International | Some churches worldwide close but other large congregations continue to gather
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/30/20, 01:52 pm

ISRAEL: Not since the Black Plague has Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site where Jesus is believed to have been buried and resurrected, been closed indefinitely. The coronavirus has shuttered Jewish, Christian, and Muslim holy sites throughout the Old City.

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Deploying drastic measures

International | Africa reacts to the coronavirus pandemic as it remembers AIDS and Ebola
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/26/20, 01:58 pm

SOUTH AFRICA: President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested negative for the coronavirus, just hours before the country began a 21-day nationwide lockdown enforced by the military. It and other African nations—vivid with memories of the 1980s AIDS epidemic and recent Ebola outbreaks—are deploying drastic measures.

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