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Published 28.06.2020 19:09
In Japan, an app lets sports fans cheer out loud in the stadium when watching remotely.
The “Remote Cheerer” app was connected to 58 speakers around the stadium to try to create the atmosphere of a normal match. Fans could choose “Clap” or “Cheer” on their app and corresponding sounds will be delivered to speakers on the ground.
Health,
Published 28.06.2020 19:08
Taiwan is going to share mobile technology with other countries to combat Covid-19.
A health management APP will use artificial intelligence and GPS technology to help users to manage their own health.  Another social distancing APP will use Bluetooth technology to help minimize virus transmission.
Health,
Published 28.06.2020 15:10
In Japan, the goverment has released a Covid-19 contact tracing app for iOS and Android.
If a phone user is found to be infected, people who spent at least 15 minutes within a radius of one meter of the person over the past 2 weeks will be notified. These people who get notification will be prompted to seek medical consultation.
Inclusion,
Published 28.06.2020 14:16
In Brazil, volunteer journalists are writing profiles of people who died in the country because of Covid-19.
The profiles are published on the “Inumeráveis” website that was launched in late April. The journalists’ goal is that the victims of Covid-19 are not seen as statistical numbers but as humans.
Health, ,
Published 28.06.2020 08:02
In South Africa a biotech company is producing antibodies from alpacas to fight Covid-19.
Cape Town-based biotech company Afrobodies, is producing antibodies that can prevent Covid-19 from entering human cells. The antibodies developed from alpacas and are able to bind to the Covid-19 virus and prevent infection. Though the results have been proven by scientists from Scotland the company says more tests are needed…
Health,
Published 27.06.2020 14:05
Indonesia’s start-ups join forces to boost local production of test kits.
Jakarta-based genomics technology start-up Nusantics is one of which to design test kit prototypes for government use. State-owned pharmaceutical company Bio Farma has produced and distributed 100,000 test kits its prototypes.
Health,
Published 27.06.2020 12:57
In Brazil, residents from favelas have launched creative initiatves to talk about Covid-19.
In Paraisópolis, São Paulo’s second-largest favela, rapper Edson Luís da Silva walks the streets singing songs about the importance of social isolation. In Brasilândia, north of São Paulo, volunteers from the “Rede Brasilândia Solidária” use three sound cars to explain to the population about the dangers of Covid-19. Finally, in…
Health, ,
Published 26.06.2020 18:44
In Egypt the World Bank will provide US$ 400 million for Health Insurance.
The bank announced that it will support the country in its fight against Covid-19 by providing US$400 million to support universal health coverage. The funds will be used to increase the capacity of the country’s universal health insurance system and to provide temporary support for out of pocket costs associated…
Health, ,
Published 26.06.2020 18:28
In South Africa a train is providing mobile Covid-19 screening.
The “Train of Hope,” a state-funded mobile health facility has been repurposed to provide Covid-19 screening in virus hotspots across the country. Health care workers and volunteers are now using the train to reach remote areas of the country and provide much-needed screening and testing services.
Unemployment, ,
Published 26.06.2020 15:45
China has canceled interest free loans to African States.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that the country will cancel its interest-free loans to African countries that are due to mature by the end of 2020 in a bid to support the continent during the Covid-19 pandemic. He further added that countries that were hardest hit by the pandemic…

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