Covid19 South America 

Venezuela Tightens Quarantine in COVID-19 Hotspots amid Record Daily Case Count

The Venezuelan government has toughened lockdown measures in hotspot localities as the COVID-19 pandemic picks up. Starting Monday, 30 percent of the country will return to a strict quarantine after a month of easing restrictions, in which a range of enterprises were allowed to reopen across the country on a week-on-week-off basis, including banks, hardware stores and dentists. Under the new lockdown, all businesses are barred from operating except food and drug stores, which may open until midday, and vital services including healthcare, press and limited public transport. Citizens cannot…

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Africa Covid19 Management 

UVRI, Uganda’s Central Covid Testing Centre Hasn’t Received Covid Funding from Govt, Says Director – Online news from Uganda and the East African region – SoftPower News

The Uganda Infection Research Study Institute(UVRI)which is Uganda’s central testing centre for samples for Covid-19 has actually exposed thatit has actually not received any Covid-related financing from government and has been required to divert a sum of Shs 780m suggested for other programs, to assist in the COVID-19 activities. The revelation was made by the UVRI Director, Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu while appearing before the Parliament Public Accounts Committee chaired by Chwa West MP, Okin Ojara. Prof. Kaleebu stated that considering that the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, government…

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Africa Startups 

Founder Institute Lagos Opens Application For Cohort III

Creator Institute is supporting a lot more startups to launch new companies throughout Nigeria and the rest of Africa. Stanbic IBTC Creator Institute Lagos which released in the fourth Quarter of 2018 has given that then, produced over 40 companies through its very first 2 cohorts. Now, FI is set to get and examine applications for its 3rd mate. Founder Institute is the world’s largest pre-seed start-up accelerator which is based in Silicon Valley with chapters throughout 65 countries. In Nigeria, FI currently has chapters in Lagos and Abuja, and…

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Covid19 Europe 

Sweden: Public Approval of Lax Coronavirus Policies Is Waning

If Tegnell means to place full responsibility on the government, it could be an indication of the pressure he’s under. The high approval ratings of Sweden’s approach to the coronavirus, after all, have begun to slip. In early June, Swedish TV reported that confidence in the Public Health Agency had fallen from 73 to 65 percent since April. Approval in the government fell even more sharply. Trust in Stockholm’s crisis management dropped from 63 to 45 percent. The opposition in Swedish parliament believes its time has come. For the last…

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Covid19 North America 

‘Enough is enough’ time for Canada to put discrimination on ice

She’d waited months for that familiar feeling of pulling skates onto her feet, the soothing sound of the blades cutting into fresh ice. It was freeing, in a way, for Brigette Lacquette to get back onto the ice with a hockey stick in her hands over the last several days. But the first Indigenous player to make the Canadian national women’s team has waited much longer to feel another, more profound, freedom. Freedom from discrimination. Lacquette, 27, has waited her whole life for that. Her parents did the same. And…

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