Africa Covid19 Europe Government Healthcare North America 

Coronavirus: Germany cautions risk still high as economies restart

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered all bars closed, and Florida banned alcohol at such establishments. They joined a small but growing number of states that are either backtracking or putting any further reopening of their economies on hold because of a comeback by the virus, mostly in the country’s South and West. Health experts have said a disturbingly large number of cases are being seen among young people who are going out again, often without wearing masks or observing other social-distancing rules. “It is clear that the rise in cases…

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Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

South Africa had its biggest daily jump in coronavirus cases

South Africa has hit a number of concerning landmarks in its tracking of the spread of the coronavirus – including the largest daily jump in cases seen to-date, and two further provinces hitting over 10,000 cases. According to the latest figures published by the health department and health minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, as of 14 June 2020, the country has 70,038 confirmed cases of Covid-19. This reflects a daily jump of 4,302 new‬ cases from the 65,736 infections on Saturday when the country recorded 3,809 new cases. The minister announced…

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Covid19 Europe 

Germany Says No to Greek Orthodox Holy Communion due to Coronavirus

The German government has decided to ban Holy Communion in the form it is given to Orthodox Christians in fear that it is conducive to the spread of coronavirus and endangers public health. Even though the Divine Liturgy in Orthodox churches can recommence as of Saturday,  German Metropolitan Augustine sent a circular to priests, informing them that the faithful can not receive the Holy Communion. “In view of the opening of the holy churches in German territory, legislative decrees were issued which, in addition to the other security measures that…

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Utilities 

South Africa’s average dam levels increase by almost 2%

Recent consistent rainfalls in large parts of the country have increased the average dam levels by almost 2% in the past week, a Department of Water and Sanitation report said on Tuesday. Gauteng, which recorded the highest levels recently, has seen its levels drop from 103% to 98.9%. South Africa’s dam levels soared from 62.4% last week to 64%. There are an average 20,486,3 cubic metres of water that is stored in reservoirs, the report says. Limpopo’s dam levels continue to rise, moving from 62.3%  a week ago to 69%…

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Real Estate Retail 

Turkish Fashion Retailer, LC Waikiki to Open Store in Kampala this Year

According to Knight Frank’s Head of Retail, Marc Du Toit, the style brand name; which is also Europe’s fastest-growing metropolitan fashion chain will inhabit 1900 m2 of space at the Acacia Shopping mall when they open in the third quarter of 2020. Du Toit states LC Waikiki’s opening at Acacia Mall will seal the Kisementi-based shopping plaza position as Kampala’s way of life destination. “LC Waikiki’s entry into the Acacia shopping mall diversifies and more raises the renter mix of the shopping mall thereby cementing its position as Kampala’s Way of…

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