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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…
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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.
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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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Published 26.06.2020 10:38
In Uruguay, the Ecocinema is projecting films open-air for people to watch from their home windows.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, outdoor film screenings show messages of resilience. Organizers use solar energy.
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.
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Published 25.06.2020 07:41
Kenya Airways plans to resume passenger flights.
The airline wants to resume passenger flights as soon as a ban on international flights is lifted in order to recover revenue lost during the Covid-19 pandemic. Though the airline has been providing cargo services for essential supplies the revenue from this stream of business has not been enough to…
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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 14:09
Botswana’s capital city was put under lockdown again after suspected Covid-19 cases were discovered.
Gaborone and surrounding towns and villages in Botswana went back to a total lockdown for three days. This came after 16 probable cases of Covid-19 were discovered in the capital at a time when the country was only left with one active case. The lockdown was aimed at affording health…

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