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Published 26.06.2020 14:20
In Argentina, researchers from the National Institute of Industrial Technology are developing fabrics that can be useful to make clothes for health staff.
One of the fabrics is based on chitosan, a biopolymer present in seafood. The second option is made up of nanoparticles of metals such as silver and copper. Both fabrics can inhibit the development of the virus.
Health, Lockdown,
Published 26.06.2020 08:33
In Brazil, a psychiatrist serves the poorest population through Whatsapp.
Vicente de Paulo Gomes Júnior used to help the vulnerable population before the Covid-19 pandemic. However, because of the quarantine, he decided to continue answering online. According to the psychiatrist, in this moment of isolation people are susceptible to the appearance of disorders or they can aggravate psychiatric problems.
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Published 25.06.2020 18:00
In Zimbabwe certification fees for small companies producing Covid-19 PPE have been reduced.
The Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) has reduced certification fees for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) producing Covid-19 Personal and Protective Equipment (PPE). The move is aimed at increasing the number of companies manufacturing PPE and improving the quality of products. Manufacturers of PPE have to be certified by the…
Health, ,
Published 25.06.2020 17:48
In South Africa a school has installed DIY screens to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Educators at the Dr. GJ Joubert Primary School in Cape Town have built and installed DIY screens to stop the spread of Covid-19. The screens made from wood and plastic supplied by staff members have been placed on the pupil’s desks. Teachers at the school came up with the initiative…
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Published 25.06.2020 15:43
In Morocco, the government has launched a Covid-19 tracking app.
The contact tracking app named “Wiqaytna,” (which means our protection in Arabic) uses Bluetooth to compile a list of people that the user gets in contact with. Should any of these contacts test positive for Covid-19 in the 21 days following the contact, the app will alert the user and…
Health,
Published 25.06.2020 14:40
In Mexico, an indigenous nursing student helps his own village to prevent Covid-19.
María Micaela Jiménez is the only resident of the indigenous community of approximately 500 people in Chiapas who is studying health studies. She explains to the villagers in chol, the language of the community, the importance of washing hands and keeping physical distance. In addition, she explains how the virus…
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Published 25.06.2020 14:30
In Namibia an entrepreneur is using discarded ink to make sanitizers.
Bruce Salt, a local entrepreneur is using discarded ink from printing companies to make hand sanitizers. Salt is using the discarded ink to distill ethanol which is the main ingredient for the sanitizers. He has also expanded his product line to include other products needed in the fight against Covid-19…
Health, Inclusion,
Published 25.06.2020 14:25
In Brazil, indigenous people are sewing protective masks against Covid-19.
Some indigenous women has to stop selling handicrafts due to the pandemic and they started to sew masks to feed their families. The indigenous people Sateré-Mawé received funds from British artists from the Artist Project Earth (APE-UK) group to purchase two sewing machines, fabric, scissors, and rubber bands. By the…
Health,
Published 25.06.2020 10:38
In Brazil, University of São Paulo (USP) is testing the quality of masks.
Called “Respire! Máscaras Seguras”, the project analyzes the quality of the different fabrics used for the production of masks and provides tutorials for the manufacture of safe equipment.
Health, Lockdown,
Published 25.06.2020 08:28
In Brazil, indigenous people are isolated to protect themselves against Covid-19.
Guarani Mbya indigenous people, who live in an area of the Atlantic Forest in São Paulo, only allow cars to enter with groceries and emergency assistance in the villages.

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