Africa Utilities 

In Mathare, clean water is music, as Billian shields the Kenyan slum against COVID-19

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Kenya, the government has actually taken stringent preventive procedures to contain its spread. A few of these procedures consist of obligatory wearing of masks all the time while in public places, washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds a number of times a day, preserving a distance of at least 1.5 meters from others and all companies have to supply soap and water, or alcohol based sanitizers to their customers. Failure to follow these procedures will result in a…

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Asia Covid19 

PA announces new lockdown on West Bank amid rising coronavirus cases

The resolution urges Berlin to use its special relations and contacts [to Jerusalem] to express to the Israelite government our concerns and our urgent demand to refrain from an annexation of parts of the West Bank and from the continued expansion of settlements, both of which contradict international law. Unilateral annexation of parts of the West could Jeopardize Israel’s identity as a Jewish and democratic state,as the resolution warns. The state prosecution ombudsman says there are no grounds to reexamine Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit’s role in the so-called Harpaz Affair,…

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Covid19 Europe 

Street gatherings imperil fight against COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey

A celebrated custom unique to Turkey may be the next source of new coronavirus cases. Despite warnings and fines, street gatherings for ceremonies to send off youth to military service continue unabated, concerning health authorities. The ceremonies involve a large crowd of people, usually youth, converging on main streets to form convoys. Convoys disrupting traffic then head to bus stations to see off conscripts. Occasionally, the crowds engage in dancing in the streets in dangerously close quarters, despite the ongoing threat of the pandemic. Photos and videos published online and…

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Africa Covid19 

Local gin can’t prevent COVID-19 —Ekiti Deputy Gov

The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, on Saturday dismissed claims that local gin popularly known as ogogoro or local herbs can prevent COVID-19. She urged residents of the state to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols so as not to contract the virus. The deputy governor, who stated this while monitoring the monthly cleaning exercise in Ido/Osi local government area of the state, also frowned at the refusal of many residents of the state to use face masks since the relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown in the state. Egbeyemi…

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Asia Covid19 North America 

South Korea has entered its 2nd wave of coronavirus. What can Canada learn?

Earlier this week, South Korea became the first country to officially announce a second wave of the novel coronavirus after a recent resurgence of cases. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a briefing Monday the new wave stemmed from multiple nightclub visits during a holiday weekend in early May, and is concentrated in the greater Seoul region, an area which had previously seen few cases despite its dense population. “In the metropolitan area, we believe that the first wave was from March…

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