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Health,
Published 10.07.2020 18:37
The European Commission has launched a new €122 million coronavirus research funding call.
The money is mobilised from the Commission’s research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, for urgently needed research into the coronavirus. The programme’s money will fund switching production lines to make medical products, the development of digital tools and studies. It will also improve understanding of the behavioural and socio-economic impacts…
Lockdown, ,
Published 27.06.2020 16:01
In Zimbabwe the government has pledged to give civil servants a US$75 Covid-19 allowance.
The government has offered to increase salaries of civil servants by 50% and to provide a Covid-19 allowance to be paid in foreign currency for three months. This pledge comes after workers in the health sector went on strike demanding to be paid in US dollars in order to cope…
Inclusion,
Published 27.06.2020 13:49
A new social movement Pandemic of Love is helping connect those who need help with those who can help.
In South Florida, local mindfulness teacher Shelly Tygielski launched her Pandemic of Love after seeing people around her losing their jobs. It started with a video on Instagram in which she announced a website that would connect those with a need due to loss of income with those who are…
Health, ,
Published 26.06.2020 18:44
In Egypt the World Bank will provide US$ 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…
Unemployment, ,
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…
Health, ,
Published 25.06.2020 18:00
In Zimbabwe certification fees for small companies producing Covid-19 PPE have been reduced.
The Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) has reduced certification fees for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) producing Covid-19 Personal and Protective Equipment (PPE). The move is aimed at increasing the number of companies manufacturing PPE and improving the quality of products. Manufacturers of PPE have to be certified by the…
Inclusion,
Published 25.06.2020 12:50
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved a $500 million emergency loan for Pakistan.
It is set to help Pakistan deliver social protection programs to the poor and the vulnerable, expand health sector capabilities and offer fiscal stimulus and create jobs.  
Inclusion,
Published 24.06.2020 09:13
The South Korean government on June 3 proposed its biggest stimulus package of $29-billion as it seeks to boost the economy.
The package includes the creation of 550,000 jobs and emergency funds to small and medium businesses. It is the third stimulus package announced by the government.
Unemployment,
Published 23.06.2020 17:49
In New Zealand, a law firm owner $1000 gave each of her 14 employees $1000 to spend.
Dunedin lawyer Jenny Beck has surprised her staff with the handout. There was one caveat coming with the handout. The money had to be spent on accommodation, food at local restaurants and cafes, and at tourist attractions during a holiday over a long weekend. The lawyer was inspired by the…
Health, ,
Published 22.06.2020 18:50
Irish people are donating money to Native American communities hit by Covid-19 to repay assistance during the Great Famine in Ireland almost two centuries ago.
The fund was started on a GoFundMe page for the Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservation, and is aiming to reach $5 million. Many of those donating money are Irish. In 1847, the Choctaw Nation provided $170, which would be roughly $5,000 today, of relief aid to the Irish during the…

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