Australasia Covid19 

Australia is defeating coronavirus but remains at risk of losing through an ‘economic own goal’

If handling pandemics was a sport, Australia has made it into the knockout stages of the coronavirus world cup. Despite the current localised outbreaks in Melbourne, half of Australia’s states and both territories are effectively coronavirus free, while there’s only a smattering of cases elsewhere. Economically too, Australia is among the world leaders, thanks to continued demand for our major commodity exports plus large and rapid economic stimulus that has buttressed consumer spending and kept at least 3 million workers attached to their employers, even if those businesses were shut…

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Financial Services Management 

Representatives Urge AfDB Board to Stop Further Harassment of Adesina

Home of Representatives has advised the Board of African Advancement Bank(AfDB)to stop further harassment of the bank’s President, Akinwumi Adesina. The call was sequel to a consentaneous adoption of a motion of Matter of Public Urgent Value by the Minority Leader of your home, Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta), at plenary on Tuesday. Previously, Mr Elumelu recalled that at a conference of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in Khartoum, Sudan, in August,1963, a contract was grabbed the establishment of AfDB. He stated the agreement was co-signed by 23 African…

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Africa Covid19 Financial Services Healthcare 

Expert at Polaris Bank webinar identifies Telemedicine as pathway to healthcare delivery in Nigeria

With the widespread incidence of COVID-19 in the country and its impact on healthcare delivery, the practise of telemedicine is being advocated as one of the quickest and effective means of accessing primary healthcare by the majority of Nigerians. This position was canvassed by Adil Shaikh, the chief technology officer of MeCure, at a recently held Webinar on “Managing Health care Business During and Post COVID-19 Era” put together by Polaris Bank. Mr Shaikh believes that telemedicine offers a game-changing solution to the country’s already overstretched medical services delivery if…

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Asia Covid19 

COVID-19: Singapore to build new dormitories with improved living standards for migrant workers

The Government will build new foreign worker dormitories, and refit unused state properties as part of plans to reduce the current density in the dormitories. By the end of this year, there will be additional space to house about 60,000 workers, the Ministry of National Development (MND) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in a joint media release on Monday (Jun 1). These include quick build dormitories that can be constructed “quite quickly” in a modular form with a low density. These dormitories can last for about two to three years and can house about 25,000 people in…

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Australasia Covid19 

Coronavirus Australia live news: Queensland Premier says she had to follow health advice in Blackwater case

The Oceania Federation of Chinese Organisations from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos Inc has donated $37,450 to the Royal Melbourne Hospital to help with coronavirus research and preparation. At a time when the Australia-China relationship is being tested, and amid reports of increased racism towards Chinese-Australians, Multicultural Affairs Minister Alan Tudge was happy to spruik the good news story. “We live in the greatest multicultural nation on earth, bar none, and I think this pandemic is another great illustration of how we have come together,” he said. “To me this is…

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