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‘Please show mercy’: Evicted By Cambodia, Ethnic Vietnamese stuck at Watery Border

‘Please show mercy’: Evicted By Cambodia, Ethnic Vietnamese stuck at Watery Border

Shunned by authorities on both sides of the border, Bach Bai has been relying on the generosity of strangers since his ethnic Vietnamese fishing community was evicted from Cambodia’s capital three weeks ago and cast off downstream on their floating homes. But few are willing to help hundreds of stateless families, who had earned a […]

South Africa Tightens Covid-19 Restrictions as Country Battles Third Wave

South Africa Tightens Covid-19 Restrictions as Country Battles Third Wave

President Cyril Ramaphosa has introduced new coronavirus restrictions to help the country curb the spread of the virus and save lives as it battles a third wave of the pandemic. In a televised address to the nation, Ramaphosa said that country is battling the Delta variant which was first detected in India. The variant has spread extremely quickly […]

Covid-19 Outbreak At Leribe Schools, Villages

Covid-19 Outbreak At Leribe Schools, Villages

A Covid-19 outbreak has affected six schools and 20 villages in the Leribe district, the National Covid-19 Secretariat (NACOSEC) has said. All in all, 114 infections have been recorded this week, NACOSEC CEO ‘Malitaba Litaba said in an interview with the Lesotho Times this week. Dr Litaba said the hardest hit is Khethisa High School […]

UK To Donate 100 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses

UK To Donate 100 Million Coronavirus Vaccine Doses

The UK will donate at least 100 million surplus coronavirus vaccine doses within the next year, including 5 million beginning in the coming weeks  Donation is in addition to UK work to support Oxford-AstraZeneca’s contribution to fighting Covid and our financial backing to COVAX G7 leaders are expected to agree to provide 1 billion doses […]

Women Falling Behind In India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

Women Falling Behind In India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Drive

 Many more men in India have received COVID-19 vaccines than women, government data showed on Tuesday, highlighting gender disparity in the country’s immunisation drive that has also disadvantaged the rural population. India has partly or fully vaccinated about 101 million men, nearly 17% more than women. Men account for 54% of the total number of […]

Witnessing COVID Chaos In India’s Hospitals, Graveyards And Crematoriums

Witnessing COVID Chaos In India’s Hospitals, Graveyards And Crematoriums

Covering the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic as it tore through Indian cities, towns and villages were overwhelming at times. Patients died at home, in their cars on the way to the hospital and outside emergency wards because there were no beds for them. India has recorded more than 28 million coronavirus cases, and […]

Cambodia’s Garment Workers Struggle To Pay Debts As Lockdown Bites

Cambodia’s Garment Workers Struggle To Pay Debts As Lockdown Bites

After weeks without pay, it was debt that drove Cambodian garment worker Eang Malea back to her factory when it reopened this month, eclipsing her heightened fear of falling ill amid a surge of COVID-19 cases on factory floors. The 850,000 people who work in Cambodia’s $7 billion garment industry have been prioritised for COVID-19 vaccines, […]

Over 13 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations, 4.6 Million Cases Confirmed Across Continent

Over 13 Million Covid-19 Vaccinations, 4.6 Million Cases Confirmed Across Continent

As of May 7, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,607,326 while over 13,120,378 vaccinations have been administered across the continent. Reported deaths in Africa reached  123,616 and   4,159,294 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases –   1,590,370 – and   54,620 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (  513,016 […]

World Immunization Day -COVID-19 vaccination

World Immunization Day -COVID-19 vaccination

As the morning light settled over Nadi Town on 10 March 2021, Fiji’s frontline team, who have been leading efforts to keep COVID-19 contained in the country, waited anxiously for the first distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Only 3 days prior, Fiji welcomed its highly anticipated first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, supplied through the global COVAX facility — […]

Women Raise Concerns Over Missing Periods After Covid-19 Jab FacebookTwitter

Women Raise Concerns Over Missing Periods After Covid-19 Jab FacebookTwitter

Two supermarket chains in Ireland and Britain are offering free sanitary pads and tampons in a drive to tackle “period poverty”, which charities say has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Ireland, discount store Lidl said it would become the world’s first major retailer to offer free pads and tampons in branches nationwide to women and girls […]