Global South America 

35% of COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic

DETECTING cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease could be harder than expected, as a number of persons are asymptomatic, meaning they do not show signs of the disease. Public health authorities reported that confirmed cases of COVID-19 moved from 113 to 116 over the past 24 hours, but over 35 per cent or over 40 persons are asymptomatic. “You should note that over 35 per cent of our COVID-19 cases were actually asymptomatic – had no typical signs or symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath etc…, so…

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Aerospace Global 

Egypt to install thermal scanners at Cairo International Airport to detect COVID-19 cases

The Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation will operate flights to return stranded Egyptians in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the UAE amid the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, following direct orders by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Airports have also begun installing high-resolution thermal cameras to detect COVID-19 cases upon their arrival, according to exclusive statements provided to Egypt Today’s media office at the Cairo International Airport. This will be considered the first operation for the Sphinx International Airport, located on the Cairo-Alexandria desert road. Returning citizens will be transferred to…

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Africa Global 

Foreign Affairs Minister explains why returning Nigerians have to pay

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said the Federal Government has no resources to foot the bill of returning Nigerians. Onyeama said this on Friday, May 15, 2020, at the media briefing by the Presidential task Force on COVID-19. The minister while addressing complaints about the directives that returning Nigerians from abroad have to pay N290,000 for their isolation and feeding ahead of their evacuation, said the government would have evacuated all Nigerians that desire to return home if it had the resources. According to The Punch, Onyeama…

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Asia Global 

Image of a weeping Rampukar Pandit becomes symbol of India’s migrant worker tragedy

Rampukar Pandit, who became a snapshot of India’s migrant tragedy with his photograph sobbing by a road in Delhi, is back in Bihar, broken at not being able to see his son before he died. “We labourers have no life, we are just a cog in the wheel, spinning continuously until we run out of life,” the 38-year-old said. The construction labourer, who worked at a cinema hall site in Delhi, was spotted weeping as he talked on the phone by the side of the Nizamuddin Bridge in Delhi by…

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Global North America 

Who speaks for Canada? Not Trudeau, and maybe no one at all

It is hard to remember what it was like before time froze, but 2020 was already shaping up to be a very bad year on the national unity front. The post-election anger and alienation in the West was still on a slow boil, while the biggest story in February was the #ShutCanadaDown movement, the series of cross-country blockades and protests in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who were trying to stop the Coastal GasLink pipeline from pushing through their territory. And then came the pandemic and everything changed. Or…

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