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Published 27.06.2020 13:49
A new social movement Pandemic of Love is helping connect those who need help with those who can help.
In South Florida, local mindfulness teacher Shelly Tygielski launched her Pandemic of Love after seeing people around her losing their jobs. It started with a video on Instagram in which she announced a website that would connect those with a need due to loss of income with those who are…
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Published 26.06.2020 18:44
In Egypt the World Bank will provide US$ 400 million for Health Insurance.
The bank announced that it will support the country in its fight against Covid-19 by providing US$400 million to support universal health coverage. The funds will be used to increase the capacity of the country’s universal health insurance system and to provide temporary support for out of pocket costs associated…
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Published 26.06.2020 15:45
China has canceled interest free loans to African States.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has announced that the country will cancel its interest-free loans to African countries that are due to mature by the end of 2020 in a bid to support the continent during the Covid-19 pandemic. He further added that countries that were hardest hit by the pandemic…
Published 27.05.2020 13:05
The European Union unveiled a €750-billion unprecedented recovery plan.
This pots-coronavirus fund will include €500 billion given to member states through grants and €250 billion given via loans.  The announcement came days after France and Germany presented a joint plan calling for the creation of a €500-billion recovery fund. This stimulus package is part of the multiannual financial framework…
Published 24.05.2020 08:01
In Montenegro, the government allowed deferment of tax payments during the pandemic.
The tax-relief due to the health crisis includes measures for the deferral of payments of individual income tax and social security contributions. In addition, the tax authorities extended the deadline for filing financial statements and corporate income tax returns from 31 March 2020 to April 15, 2020.
Published 18.05.2020 21:03
In Japan, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said he is going to bring in 300 million masks per month from China.
He has reached a deal with the Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD Co. Ltd., which is able to make masks. Starting in May, Softbank will supply masks to medical staff masks in collaboration with the Japanese Government.
Published 05.05.2020 18:33
In Japan, the Bank of Japan expanded monetary stimulus on April 27.
It pledged to buy unlimited amounts of bonds to keep borrowing costs low as the Japanese government tries to mitigate Covid-19’s economic impacts. The central bank also said it would buy government bonds and short-term securities actively to keep markets stable.
Published 05.05.2020 15:32
South Korean president Moon unveiled an increase in spending to deal with the pandemic to almost $200 billion.
The government on April 22 committed a further $70 billion in stimulus and support measures for the country’s worst-hit industries, small businesses and workers, adding to the $120 billion that previously announced.
Published 27.04.2020 19:08
South African President announces R500-billion Covid-19 package to be injected into the economy.
The funding will come from internal sources, such as the Unemployment Insurance Fund. The R500-billion which is equivalent to roughly US $26.3 billion makes up 10% of the national gross domestic product (GDP) of the country. It will finance health interventions, an increase in social grants for the poor and…
Published 27.04.2020 18:58
`In Hungary, NGOs call the Council of the European Union for measures, including a hearing on the situation in Hungary and monitoring its use of EU funding.
They consider that Viktor Orban’s government is using the pandemic to restrict human rights and erode the rule of law. These non-profits include Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Open Society European Policy Institute, International Federation for Human Rights, International Commission of Jurists and Reporters Without Borders.

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