South Korea’s new coronavirus cases fall to single digits. Australia calls for independent probe into global virus response. China reports 16 new coronavirus cases, lowest since March 17. New York reports lowest virus death toll in two weeks. Turkey’s coronavirus cases overtake Iran, highest in Middle East. Italy’s daily coronavirus death toll lowest since April 12. Bangladesh garment workers pack streets to demand wages during coronavirus lockdown. PIDE COVID-19 NEWSLETTER April 20, 2020 No. 24 Director of Wuhan lab denies virus link as Trump warns China of ‘consequences. France warns of 8% GDP drop this year after lockdown extension. Novelist Arundhati Roy claims pandemic exposes India’s hatred of Muslims. UK govt. faces mounting criticism over protective clothing shortages.