Africa Covid19 

Government set to announce second Covid-19 Lock down on Kampala

Kampala could be placed under lockdown anytime due to rising cases of the coronavirus in the Ugandan capital blamed on failure of residents to comply with health regulations. Minister for Kampala Betty Amongi has revealed that cabinet has resolved to institute a second Covid-19 lock down on Central Business District (main business area of Kampala) after the city is increasingly becoming a hub for Covid-19 infections. “Kampala is the sitting room for Uganda, if we see that the sitting room is going to endanger the bedrooms, we shall ask that…

Read More
Africa Covid19 Government Healthcare 

APC chieftain tasks Zamfara government to declare amount spent on coronavirus

The Zamfara State government has not been able to explain how much the state government has spent on coronavirus expenses. An APC chieftain, Mallam Ibrahim Gusau has made this claim. In an exclusive interview, Gusau said Hon. Nasiru Mayarta was not able to explain the total amount spent on coronavirus pandemic in the state. “We are citizens of the state and deserve to know how much the state government has spent on coronavirus. The issue is not party politics but pure administrative issue, ” he lamented. Mallam Gusau maintained that…

Read More
Covid19 Europe North America 

Dominic Raab accuses Russia of ‘pariah-like behaviour’ over alleged coronavirus vaccine

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has accused Russia of ‘pariah-like’ behaviour amid claims the country’s intelligence services attempted to steal coronavirus vaccine research. His comments came after a joint statement from Britain, the United States and Canada this week revealed hackers APT29 had targeted research bodies looking into Covid-19 around the world, including in the UK. The allegations, denied by Russian ambassador Andrei Kelin, had not been “thrown out” randomly by the Government, Mr Raab said, and instead were based on an examination of evidence in partnership with other countries. “The key thing here…

Read More
Covid19 North America 

ALDRICH: Canada needs to keep U.S. border closed

Manitoba is painfully close to a couple of major COVID milestones, and they both could be reached by Tuesday. As of Monday, we are one day shy of two weeks of no new cases and we are one case away from having zero active cases. It is a race to a clean bill of health with Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick. Two provinces with a a fraction of the population of Manitoba. You know who cannot make the claim? Pretty much any of the 48 states to our south.…

Read More
Covid19 North America 

Supreme Court of Canada rules genetic non-discrimination law is constitutional

The Supreme Court of Canada Friday, in a 5-4 split decision, ruled that the 2017 Genetic Non-Discrimination Act has a criminal law purpose and is within Parliament’s jurisdiction under its criminal law powers defined in the Constitution Act, 1867. Justice Andromache Karatkatsanis, writing for the majority, found the law addresses “the threat of harm to several overlapping public interests traditionally protected by criminal law.” She said the law protects “autonomy, privacy, equality and public health.” The Genetic Non-Discrimination Act was born as a private member’s bill in the Senate. S-201…

Read More