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Published 23.06.2020 11:37
In Peru, a Venezuelan immigrant is manufacturing a hand washing basin for construction workers.
Antonio Torres Núñez lives in Lima, the capital of Peru, and had the idea of making the pedal-operated basin to allow workers to wash their hands during the construction work.
Published 22.06.2020 14:10
In Costa Rica, the Ministry of Health and the National Union of Local Governments launched a campaign to protect trash collectors.
The goal of the “Entre Héroes Nos Cuidamos” campaign is to encourage the population to separate recyclable, organic and medical waste, in addition to disinfecting garbage bags to prevent trash collectors from getting Covid-19.
Published 09.06.2020 15:10
In Uruguay, a website helps street vendors to continue selling.
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, vendors at open-air markets had sales disrupted. Thus, social media analyst Nacho Castro created the FeriasUY website for street vendors to offer products and publicise contact information of sellers. People order directly from the vendor and receive food at home.
Published 09.06.2020 12:00
  In Thailand, a new surveillance program will test 100,000 people for Covid-19 infection by the end of June.
The test will be performed nationwide and will focus on those who work in professions and public areas which are easy to expose to the virus, and those living in crowded communities. It will increase health authorities’ ability to gauge the pattern of the pandemic.  
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Published 05.06.2020 12:23
In Tunisia a military mobile testing laboratory has increased the country’s testing capacity.
The mobile microbiological laboratory which is managed by the Directorate General of Military Health was mobilized to increase testing in ‘virus clusters’. The laboratory has thus far focused its testing on military personnel and their family members, health workers, and essential workers.
Published 31.05.2020 16:20
In Brazil, the ISOLAR project offers housing for people who work in hospitals.
Hospital staff who fear to return home and contaminating their families can use this service. The ISOLAR project offers housing close to the work of hospital and care staff for a few days. Registration is required.
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Published 31.05.2020 13:05
In Ghana, a Second World War veteran is raising money for Covid-19 charities.
Working with a charity called the Guba Foundation, 95 year old Private Joseph Hammond has committed to walking two miles a day for a period of one week. He wants to raise US$600 000 to support vulnerable veterans and frontline workers across the continent. The money raised will be used to…
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Published 31.05.2020 10:08
In Djibouti, at risk migrants are producing face shields for health workers.
The youth aged 14-24 years old are producing 3-D printed face shields with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The project is part of the IOM’s digital training project for at-risk migrants in the country. The organization set up a digital training space equipped with 3D printers and…
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Published 29.05.2020 16:28
In Brazil, former inmates sew masks against Covid-19.
These taylors work at Estamparia Social, a micro-company created by former inmates, in São Paulo. Some masks were purchased by the NGO Sê-los to be donated with hygiene material to employees and inmates of a Hortolândia penitentiary in the countryside.
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Published 28.05.2020 14:14
In Kenya the government plans to set up mobile testing laboratories at the border.
The laboratories will be stationed at Namanga border post in a bid to target truck drivers coming into the country from Tanzania. The mobile laboratories are expected to make the testing process for long haul truck drivers coming into the country faster. This comes after 25 truck drivers tested positive…

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