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Women Network In Tanzania Joins Battle Against Pandemic

Women Network In Tanzania Joins Battle Against Pandemic

WOMEN under the umbrella body of Network of Women in Public Service have donated protective gear against the novel coronavirus to Isanga Prison in Dodoma. Speaking during the handover of protective gear at the weekend, the network’s chairperson, Ms Beatrice Kimoleta, said they had donated the protective gear to support the government’s efforts in the […]

Murders Of Women In Mexico Rise Amid Fears Of Lockdown Violence

Murders Of Women In Mexico Rise Amid Fears Of Lockdown Violence

Almost 1,000 women were murdered in Mexico in the first three months of this year, according to government data, showing a spike in violence that combined with coronavirus lockdown measures, advocates say, puts women in double jeopardy. The rate was 8% higher than in the same period last year, according to the data. “The deadliest pandemic for […]

Bangladesh Threatens Legal Action As Thousands Of Garment Workers Go Unpaid

Bangladesh Threatens Legal Action As Thousands Of Garment Workers Go Unpaid

Bangladesh will sue factory owners that do not pay their staff during the coronavirus lockdown, an official has warned, with tens of thousands of garment workers struggling after factories shut without paying March wages. Workers have taken to the streets to demand they be paid, defying a mass lockdown that has seen thousands of factories […]

Richard Branson Offers His Island As collateral As Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia Face Collapse

Richard Branson Offers His Island As collateral As Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia Face Collapse

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia will need government support if they’re to survive the economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. Billionaire founder Richard Branson said Monday that the airlines need money from the UK and Australian governments to keep going “in the face of the severe uncertainty surrounding travel today,” including the lack of clarity over how long […]

Lebanon’s Coronavirus Lockdown Leaves Migrant Women Penniless And Stranded

Lebanon’s Coronavirus Lockdown Leaves Migrant Women Penniless And Stranded

Domestic worker Kurate only went to Lebanon so she could earn money to support her family in Ethiopia. Now she is stuck there with no work, no income – and no way of getting home to them. Since Lebanon closed its borders in one of the world’s strictest coronavirus lockdowns, workers’ rights groups say tens […]

OPEC Conference – Algeria Advocates Immediate Reduction In Oil Production

OPEC Conference – Algeria Advocates Immediate Reduction In Oil Production

Algeria, which chairs the presidency of the OPEC Conference, urged Sunday oil-producing countries to seize the opportunity of the meeting scheduled on 9 April in order to agree on “a global, massive and immediate” production cut. “Algeria calls upon all oil-producing countries to seize the opportunity of the meeting scheduled to be held on April […]

Coronavirus Measures Will Hit Women Harder Than Men

Coronavirus Measures Will Hit Women Harder Than Men

Data is urgently required to highlight the different impact of coronavirus on women and men, with early signs that women face higher levels of violence and more care work, researchers said on Wednesday. Although death rates appear to be slightly higher among men, a study by aid organisations CARE International and International Rescue Committee (IRC) […]

ARDS Is A Common Cause Of Death In Critically Ill Coronavirus Patients

ARDS Is A Common Cause Of Death In Critically Ill Coronavirus Patients

The majority of people—about 80% according to research—only suffer mild symptoms with COVID-19. Others may require hospitalization—but for some patients, the new coronavirus can be deadly. One life-threatening complication that can arise from the new coronavirus is acute respiratory distress syndrome, commonly referred to as ARDS. And new research from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests […]

Govt Confirms 2 Deaths From COVID-19

Govt Confirms 2 Deaths From COVID-19

 The Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize confirmed that two people died of COVID-19. “This morning we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19,” Mkhize said.   One at a private hospital and another at a public hospital in the Western Cape. “We will give more […]

From Flowers To Incense, India’s Temple Economy Hit By Coronavirus

From Flowers To Incense, India’s Temple Economy Hit By Coronavirus

Indian shopkeeper Purab Gathani should be gearing up for his busiest time of year selling incense for the spring festival season when crowds of worshippers usually throng Hindu temples. Instead Gathani, whose family has sold Hindu prayer items for three generations, is looking at major losses as the coronavirus outbreak forces the country of 1.3 […]

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