Plus: Hungary and Jordan should ensure basic rights in face of COVID-19; vulnerable communities in the US are the first ones to bear economic instability; Ugandans forced to pay for quarantine; proper medical care should be accessible to everyone, including prisoners and detainees; Sudan welcomes Human Rights Watch delegation amidst democratic transition; and Greece continues to deny the right to seek asylum.
In the United States, the outbreak has put a spotlight on economic inequalities and a fragile social safety net that leaves vulnerable communities to bear the economic brunt of the crisis.
Ugandans are being forced to pay for their own mandatory COVID-19 quarantines under new measures announced by the government.
In Pakistan, authorities should take urgent steps to ensure that prisoners and detainees have access to adequate medical care and protective measures against COVID-19.
And the same measures should be applied in the United Arab Emirates, where prisoners living with HIV have been denied regular access to lifesaving medication as the number of COVID-19 cases increases.