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Published 19.06.2020 12:24
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, a court established that the local government must deliver computers and provide Internet to students in low-income neighborhoods.
It established the obligation of the city of Buenos Aires to deliver a laptop, notebook or tablet to each public school student who is in a situation of social vulnerability. The measure aims at helping all the students attend classes online.
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Published 06.06.2020 17:53
In Mozambique the government has launched a free Covid-19 hotline.
The aim of the Covid-19 line is to reduce congestion at hospitals. As such, Mozambicans can now call 110 for information and assistance regarding Covid-19. The line can also be used to report those breaking quarantine rules. The switchboard is currently managed at Mavalane General Hospital in the capital city…
Published 26.05.2020 17:27
In Brazil, there is a campaign to encourage people to send letters to the elderly people.
The government of São Paulo launched the project “A gesture of affection for nobody to be alone” for elderly people living in nursing homes to receive messages during the quarantine. The letters are sent to emails from 576 nursing homes that are on the list available on the government website.…
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Published 26.05.2020 12:28
In Brazil, elderly people can call “Disque 100” if they feel lonely.
The telephone number to report human rights violations began to answer calls from elderly people who want to talk and lessen the feeling of loneliness during the quarantine. The service is free and available 24 hours a day.
Published 23.05.2020 15:48
In Argentina, a collaborative network of volunteers helps the elderly.
The #MayoresCuidados project brings together volunteers to talk to the elderly on the phone during the quarantine imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The aim is to offer company so that the elderly do not feel lonely. In addition, volunteers can help by going shopping for food and medicines or walking…
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Published 19.05.2020 17:22
In Libya, the World Food Programme WFP launches Covid-19 hotline.
The hotline is operated by an interagency call center, managed by the WFP-led Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) in Tripoli. The main mandate of the line is to provide reliable and easily accessible information as well as counter the mistruths about the virus. Call center operators have also been trained to…
Published 27.04.2020 12:34
In Australia, telehealth is supporting seniors during the lockdown.
For example, private companies such as Woolworths and Coles Supermarkets mobilise priority delivery of grocery items to the elderly. The home medicine service provides a free, contactless delivery of prescription medication for older and vulnerable Australians. Such organisations as My Aged Care, Red Cross, Telecross calling services support older people…
Published 27.04.2020 11:58
In Australia, a radio station translates information into indigenous languages.
It is a Darwin-based Yolngu Radio 88.9FM station. It broadcasts through all six major North East Arnhem Land communities, 15 remote homelands, and the Darwin and Palmerston region. In March, Australian government used its Biosecurity Act to restrict visitors to Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities.
Published 27.04.2020 11:40
In Ireland, ads on TV, radio and social media against domestic violence during lockdown.
The campaign is launched by the government and frontline services. In addition, several agencies working with vulnerable women have received extra funding, such as Women’s Aid, which has been granted €63,000 to extend the high-risk support project, The Rape Crisis Centre Network Ireland received €50,000 and Ruhama organization received €8,000…
Published 27.04.2020 07:41
In New York, Mayor de Blasio announced free tablets and Internet service for 10,000 seniors.
The initiative aims to support the residents of the New York City Housing Authority buildings (NYCHA), subsidised housing projects, popularly known  as “projects”. The local government in partnership with T-Mobile, invested $5 million to roll out this service. They will also provide access to free-testing, food and cleaning in these…

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