Covid19 Europe 

Nurses’ Lawsuit Claims ‘Fabricated’ COVID-19 Tests at Georgia Hospital

A group of nurses at a Georgia hospital have filed a lawsuit accusing their CEO of what they call a “COVID-19 coverup” involving the improper collection of test samples to reduce positive test results for the virus and downplay its spread. Nurses employed or formerly employed at Landmark Hospital of Athens, a 42-bed long-term care hospital in northeast Georgia, told Georgia Health News that five of their patients tested positive for COVID-19 after showing symptoms. The hospital administrator then ordered retesting of those patients, intentionally collecting samples outside the proper…

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Africa Education 

Unity Bank Partners Dynamiss to Boost Access to E-Learning in Nigeria

With Nigeria still uncertain of the school resumption due to the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic across the country, the importance of e-Learning is more pronounced now more than ever. To this end, Unity Bank Plc has forged a collaborative partnership with Dynamiss, a digital learning solutions provider, to provide low-interest credits to schools to boost access to digital learning resources in Nigeria. Under the partnership, a full e-learning package comprising Microsoft School Portal, Discounted Airtel Data and Free Contents and Devices powered by Dynamiss will be supported with financing from…

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Asia Covid19 

Remains of 50 OFWs who died from COVID-19 in Saudi Arabia will not be brought home

The remains of 50  overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Saudi Arabia will not be brought back to the Philippines and will instead be buried there, following local customs, Malacañang clarified on Sunday. According to Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, these 50 OFWs who died of COVID-19-related illnesses will not be included among the remains that are set to be brought back to the Philippines. “Per the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the remains of the 50 OFWs who died due to COVID-19 related…

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Covid19 South America 

The U’wa Community’s Nonviolent Resistance to COVID-19 and Attacks in Colombia

The U’wa Indigenous Guard, active in the cloud forest of Colombia near the border with Venezuela, were formed to nonviolently defend U’wa territory from a multitude of external threats from extractive companies and unwanted “eco-tourists”. In the era of COVID-19 – known to U’wa spiritual elders as “The Demon” – the Guard’s mission has expanded to include the protection of their territory from the spread of the deadly pandemic. Over recent weeks, the Guard has controlled vehicular entry into the U’wa Reserve. According to Jesús Cobaria Bocota, coordinator of the…

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Africa Covid19 

Ethiopia relaxes some regulations put in place to fight coronavirus

Ministry of Health has announced today that the nation has relaxed some regulations put in place by the government to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The Health Minister, Dr. Lia Tadesse has announced improvements on guidelines of the state of emergency decree declared in response to COVID 19 in several aspects. According to the improvements funeral ceremonies over COVID 19 deaths could be arranged by the community as per precautions set to prevent spread of the virus. And families of the victims can arrange funerals before post mortem results are issued…

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