Covid19 North America 

COVID-19: Avoid these hand sanitizers that are recalled in Canada

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, it was all hands on deck. Many manufacturers had to re-tool and pivot to produce personal protective gear and cleaning supplies to help in the fight against the coronavirus. Among those are a number of companies who received temporary approval to begin producing hand sanitizers. But not all hand sanitizers are created equal – and some have even been recalled. Beginning in June, Health Canada began posting recall notices, with more issued or updated in July and August. Some hand sanitizers available on the…

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Africa Covid19 

Ghana FA Shows NFF The Way, Distributes COVID-19 Relief Funds To Clubs

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) have shown the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) the true meaning of transparency after distributing COVID-19 relief funds among the nation’s clubs. The GFA on Wednesday announced the payment plan of the FIFA and CAF Relief Funds to their various stakeholders with the Ghana Premier League (GPL) clubs having already received payments. Premier clubs are expected to receive $15,000 from the FIFA fund of which the first tranche of $10,000 would be disbursed immediately whilst division one clubs would receive $5,000 out of which $7000 would…

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Australasia Covid19 

Coronavirus: Getting into Fortress New Zealand-it ain’t as easy as you think

House of Travel says it isn’t uncommon for Kiwis to be hit by “three or more” booking changes, as they attempt to fly home amongst the frenzy created by the Covid-19 pandemic. Changing government restrictions, emaciated flight schedules, and the introduction of new visa rules often with little or no forewarning has made long-haul flying a giant game of whack-a-mole – keep up or risk being caught out. New Zealanders abroad are consistently told they are welcome to return home at any point, yet many face obstacles in their bid…

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Africa Manufacturing 

Manufacturing sector in Nigeria and the reality of a “new normal”

Across the globe, there is a pervading awareness that things will never be the same in the post-pandemic era. Already, some business ventures that were once considered the ‘crème’ of the global economy have taken serious hits in unimaginable measures, and some of the little ones which were regarded as below the rung, are fast rising to match up. With the new social rules in place, some businesses have come to the sad realisation that they may have to remain closed for much longer than they expected. Even for those…

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Africa Covid19 

World Bank approves $114.3m grant for Nigeria to boost COVID-19 response

The World Bank Board of Directors, on Friday, approved a $114.28 million financing package to help Nigeria effectively respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 to the country’s economy. The grant includes $100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and $14.28 million from the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility to prevent, detect and respond to the threat with a specific focus on state level responses. Through the COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Project (CoPREP), the World Bank said the Nigerian government would provide grants to the 36 states and the Federal…

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