Coronavirus pandemic news, worldwide

This 28 March 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

Chris Hedges is a cultural icon in the US, up there with Noam Chomsky. His life experience, clearly presented in this video, is amazing, as is his unwavering dedication to his ethical principles. Roger Hallum, co-founder of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) interviews Chris in this riveting video. Their discussion ranges over the current #Coronavirus #Pandemic, #ClimateChange, as well as the morphing of democracy into fascism under our very noses. Part 2 will be published very soon as well.

Hospital closures continue in Germany despite COVID-19 pandemic. By Sybille Fuchs, 2 April 2020. Although every hospital bed in Germany is needed because of the coronavirus pandemic, many hospitals are facing closure, especially in more rural areas.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the African continent as of Wednesday was 6,261 with over 200 fatalities: here.

19,000 ambulance workers strike in Northern India to demand protective gear. By Pradeep Ramanayake, 2 April 2020. The strike by Indian ambulance workers is part of the militant class response by the working class against the capitalist governments that have endangered the lives of workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sri Lankan medical experts demand mass coronavirus testing. By Naveen Dewage, 2 April 2020. The dangerous conditions facing millions of Sri Lankan workers, farmers and the poor are the result of decades of government cuts to the health system and other vital services.

A University of Indonesia report has warned that 240,000 people may die in the pandemic this month without a substantial government intervention: here.

COVID-19 infections hit Australian health workers. By Oscar Grenfell, 2 April 2020. Medical professionals across the country have made ongoing complaints that they lack sufficient quantities of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks.

New Zealand workers speak out on unsafe conditions, wage cuts. By Tom Peters, 2 April 2020. Workers spoke to the WSWS about the lack of personal protective equipment and other safety measures.

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