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Inclusion,
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.
Inclusion,
Published 28.06.2020 14:18
In Peru, “Mujeres Emprendedoras” project is helping women to keep with their own businesses.
The “Mujeres Emprendedoras” project offers advice on financial management, savings plans, and sales optimization to save business for hundreds of women affected by the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Health,
Published 28.06.2020 10:13
Brazilian researches have deveoped a material that eliminates Covid-19.
The fabric consists of polyester, cotton, and two types of silver microparticles. In laboratory tests, the material managed to eliminate 99.9% of the virus after two minutes of contact. Manufacturers have already applied for a product patent and are in contact with two Brazilian weavers to use the fabric in…
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…
Lockdown,
Published 27.06.2020 15:00
In Ecuador, owners of construction stores have created a collective website to sell during the pandemic.
Owners of hardware stores and other construction businesses created the Ferrimax website for those salespeople who do not have a website. Thus, they can continue selling their products online and deliver to the customer’s home.
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 08:47
Many major airlines cut in-flight alcohol to stop the coronavirus spread.
One way the virus spreads is through points of contact with contaminated surfaces, meaning it could be transmitted through straws, cups and liquid containers. In the US, Delta is only serving bottled water. American Airlines is only offering alcohol on international flights. Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia are currently not…
Health,
Published 26.06.2020 18:47
Ugandan startup turns plastic bottles into coronavirus face shields.
A startup called Takataka Plastics is testing a new process to turn plastic waste into construction materials and, most recently, reusable, locally made plastic face shields for medical workers who are fighting Covid-19. Takataka Plastics has been manufacturing in Gulu since March, with 14 staff, having made about 1,200 of…
Inclusion,
Published 26.06.2020 12:40
In Uruguay, a bookshop owner donates food to vulnerable population during a pandemic.
Jorge Artola, the owner of the Diómedes bookstore, delivers food every Tuesday and Thursday. People also get books.
Lockdown,
Published 26.06.2020 11:41
In Uruguay, dancers offer dance classes on social media.
Since May, dancers from the Ballet Nacional de Sodre have been teaching people to dance for free. The idea is to help people get physical exercise during the quarantine.

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