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South Africa variant of Covid found in Essex –…
People are “strongly encouraged” to accept the offer of a test, whether or not they have symptoms of the virus. As it stands no other cases of the variant have been found elsewhere in Essex. Surge testing has now been deployed in specific locations across numerous areas in England. Sequencing of positive PCR tests – swabs that are processed in a laboratory – can take around two weeks, according to Public Health England. Essex County Council has set out answers to questions after the case was detected. This is what…
March 2, 2021
Kiira Motors excited after Huawei turns to pig farming
Before Valentine’s Day, KFM’s Doreen Nasasira joked on air about Valentine’s Day, asking her listeners how they planned to spend the… sqoopadminFebruary 20, 2021 Celebrated media personality Mosh Ssendi alias Mr Mosh has officially resigned from his two media jobs at Spark TV and Galaxy… Nicolas AkasulaFebruary 19, 2021 You might also be interested in: Ykee Benda officially takes over as Uganda Musicians Association president World Bank Reports Strong Jump in Uganda’s Manufacturing, Projects 6% GDP Growth UVRI, Uganda’s Central Covid Testing Centre Hasn’t Received Covid Funding from Govt, Says…
March 2, 2021
Egypt investment tech startup expands offering
Egypt-based tech startup , a fully licensed investment platform, has announced its partnership with fully licensed Azimut Egypt, the local investment art of Azimut Group to establish a new offering, the Egypt-focused fixed income mutual fund AZ-Savings. Thndr has launched its second offering titled AZ Savings Ahmad Hammouda, co-founder and CEO of Thndr provides insight into the aims of the new fund offering for Egyptians. “At Thndr we believe that everyone should have access to financial services and products that can make your money work for you. All taking you…
March 2, 2021
BUSTED: Costa Blanca prostitution gang who cheated COVID-19 travel…
POLICE have smashed a Costa Blanca-based European prostitution gang that supplied women with fake medical papers to beat COVID-19 border closures. Polish and Russian women were made false promises of employment in Spain, the UK, and Germany. They ended up being forced into prostitution to pay off their travel debts. The gang even contacted another criminal group and paid substantial sums of money to get bogus medical certificates. The documents allowed their holder to leave their home country to get urgent medical treatment despite coronavirus travel restrictions The gang was…
March 2, 2021
Australia freezes Facebook ads amid new Covid-19 vaccine media…
Health Minister Greg Hunt says his department will still pay to promote the vaccine drive, just not on Facebook. Canberra is locked in a dispute with Facebook which pulled local news content over a law that would force digital platforms to pay. Australia’s health department has announced it will no longer advertise on Facebook, the latest escalation of the government’s feud with the social media giant, which continues to block local news content from its platform in the country. The freeze comes as Australia begins to promote its newly launched…
March 2, 2021
Egypt secures 100 million coronavirus vaccine doses
The Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed announced on Sunday that the ministry has secured 100 million doses of various COVID-19 vaccines. During a joint press conference with Hossam Hosny, head of the ministry’s scientific committee to combat coronavirus, Zayed added that 40 million doses of these vaccines have been contracted via Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance. According to Zayed, Egypt is looking in all directions to provide access to vaccines for the public. So far, it has secured doses from AstraZeneca, Sinopharm, and Russia’s Sputnik-V. Next week, Egypt…
March 2, 2021
Ukraine’s booming IT sector defies the coronavirus crisis
Ukraine’s IT industry saw annual export volumes rise by over 20% during 2020 to top USD 5 billion for the first time despite a global economic downturn due to the COVID-19 crisis. (Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via REUTERS) While businesses around the world are counting the cost of a year disrupted by the unprecedented challenges of the COVID crisis, Ukraine’s IT sector continues to go from strength to strength. Recently released annual figures for the Ukrainian IT industry underline its world-beating performance. Ukrainian IT exports grew by 20.4% in 2020, according…
March 2, 2021
India Coronavirus Cases Numbers Update, Feb 22: New Covid-19…
India coronavirus numbers explained: The in Maharashtra and some other states show that we are still far away from attaining herd immunity levels, at least in these states. The spectacular fall in numbers in India for nearly five months, including in that are showing a resurgence now, had led to the belief that the infection levels in the country had probably already reached a level where the effects of herd immunity had started to play out. That was also because there was no good explanation — there still isn’t —…
March 2, 2021
Air New Zealand to trial digital coronavirus vaccination passport…
Air New Zealand has announced it will trial a digital vaccination passport on flights between Auckland and Sydney from April. Key points: The trial of the Travel Pass app, developed by the International Air Transport Association, will allow travellers to create a ‘digital health wallet’ that is linked to their passport. Once they have been tested or vaccinated, the lab can securely send that information to the app, which is then cross-checked against the travel requirements for the country they hoped to visit. Air New Zealand chief digital officer Jennifer…
March 2, 2021
Coronavirus: Government rejects pleas for direct subsidies on rents
The government on Monday held fast to its refusal to directly subsidise tenants suffering the economic impact of coronavirus-related restrictive mandates, insisting instead that offering landlords tax relief is the way to go. Parliament continued discussion of two government bills extending tax breaks to landlords who rent out to financially stricken businesses, aiming to incentivise them to voluntarily reduce their charges inside the first half of the year. The first bill provides for tax credit equal to 50 per cent of the reduction in rent; the reduction itself must be…
March 2, 2021