Asia Covid19 North America 

South Korea has entered its 2nd wave of coronavirus. What can Canada learn?

Earlier this week, South Korea became the first country to officially announce a second wave of the novel coronavirus after a recent resurgence of cases. Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a briefing Monday the new wave stemmed from multiple nightclub visits during a holiday weekend in early May, and is concentrated in the greater Seoul region, an area which had previously seen few cases despite its dense population. “In the metropolitan area, we believe that the first wave was from March…

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Africa Agriculture 

Botswana’s president goes shopping for a farm

In south-west Botswana, near the border with South Africa, the federal government owns some prime farmland Banyana Farms. The land was initially purchased in order to promote industrial livestock farming in Botswana.In 2015, Banyana Farms a state-owned company, decided to rent out numerous large cattle ranches on the property, and created a competitive tender procedure to do so. This is important real estate, and the lease is for 14 years. The greatest ranch, the 49 square kilometre Portion 2, drew in substantial interest. The 39 bidders have now been whittled…

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Australasia Covid19 

Australia won’t see a second wave of COVID-19 and has DEFEATED the virus says top doctor

The federal government has announced a three-phase plan to ease coronavirus restrictions in the coming months, with the states and territories to determine their own timings. NEW SOUTH WALES NSW – What you can do now:  * Pubs, restaurants and cafes up to 50 people subject to the four-square metre rule, patrons must be seated * Weddings up to 20 guests and funerals up to 50 * Churches and places of worship up to 50 people * Beauty salons for 10 people subject to the four square metre rule, magazines…

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Covid19 Europe 

Coronavirus ‘will hasten the decline of cash’

  Coronavirus will hasten the decline in the use of cash as people make a long-term switch to digital payments, experts say. The lockdown has led to a 60% fall in the number of withdrawals from cash machines, although people are taking out bigger sums. Payment card use has risen with online shopping, particularly for groceries. Experts say the long-term future of cash could be at risk, before the UK is ready to cope with the change. This could leave behind an estimated 20% of the population who rely on…

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Australasia Covid19 

“OMG” New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern refused entry by cafe to follow COVID-19 social distancing norms

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was turned away by a cafe on Saturday because it had reportedly reached its full capacity due to the ongoing social distancing norms amidst the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the world. A Twitter user informed on the microblogging site how Ardern was not allowed entry after she reached there with her partner Clarke Gayford. The Twitter user wrote, “Omg Jacinda Ardern just tried to come into Olive and was rejected cause it’s full. ” Gayford confirmed the news as he replied to the Twitter user,…

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