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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.
Health, ,
Published 24.06.2020 17:08
In South Africa’s Eastern Cape a motorbike service has been launched to fight Covid-19.
The health department has acquired 100 motorbikes with sidecars to transport patients to health facilities. The motorbikes will also be used by health workers to provide mobile health services in the mostly rural province. Health officials believe the motorbikes will increase access to healthcare and help fight Covid-19 as many…
Health,
Published 24.06.2020 15:15
UK researchers are to test whether an experimental drug can prevent potentially deadly blood clots associated with Covid-19.
A new drug for preventing lung damage and blood clots in people with coronavirus is set to be trialled in UK hospitals with support from researchers at the British Heart Foundation of Research Excellence at Imperial College London. The drug, TRV027, works to restore the balance and could dampen the…
Health, ,
Published 24.06.2020 15:06
In Somalia Al-Shabab has set up a Covid-19 Centre.
Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group Al-Shabab has set up a Covid-19 isolation and treatment center in Jilib in southern Somalia. The center which will include a 24-hour hotline has been set up in a building that once housed the United Nations children’s agency. The group says the center is equipped to isolate…
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Published 24.06.2020 14:55
Germany, France, Italy, and the Netherlands have signed a contract for pre-orders of 300 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine currently in development.
The deal was signed with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for a promising coronavirus vaccine currently still in the experimental phase. All EU countries will be able to take part in the program. The vaccine is expected to be finished by the end of 2020.
Health,
Published 24.06.2020 13:57
In India, 500 train carriages are used as wards in Delhi as a result of the shortage of beds for Covid-19 patients.
This was among a series of decisions taken after a crucial meeting called by the home minister to discuss the Covid-19 situation in Delhi. To cope with the surge in coronavirus infections, the Arvind Kejriwal government plans to use 40 hotels and 77 banquet halls as makeshift hospitals.

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