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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.
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 14:18
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.
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 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 19:02
In Namibia the Ministry of Education has reduced the pass mark for promotion to the next grade.
The Ministry announced that the pass mark for promotion to the next grade has been lowered from 40% to 35% for students from Grades 1-9. This decision was taken to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on learners during this academic year. The relaxation of the pass mark is…
Lockdown, ,
Published 27.06.2020 16:01
In Zimbabwe the government has pledged to give civil servants a US$75 Covid-19 allowance.
The government has offered to increase salaries of civil servants by 50% and to provide a Covid-19 allowance to be paid in foreign currency for three months. This pledge comes after workers in the health sector went on strike demanding to be paid in US dollars in order to cope…
Inclusion, ,
Published 27.06.2020 15:03
In Botswana community members have come together to build a hand washing station at a local school.
Community members from Siviya Village, in the North-East District of Botswana, have come together to build a hand washing station at Siviya Primary School. The Project was initiated by community members after speaking to the school Head Teacher. They then used WhatsApp to rally other members of their community to…

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