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Published 25.06.2020 17:48
In South Africa a school has installed DIY screens to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Educators at the Dr. GJ Joubert Primary School in Cape Town have built and installed DIY screens to stop the spread of Covid-19. The screens made from wood and plastic supplied by staff members have been placed on the pupil’s desks. Teachers at the school came up with the initiative…
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Published 23.06.2020 13:35
In South Africa some schools have been shut down after pupils and teachers test positive for Covid-19.
31 schools in the Eastern Cape of South Africa were shut down on the 11th of June after 20 people tested positive for Covid-19. The Department of Education explained that the schools will be closed while the department works on disinfecting and contact tracing. This closure comes three days after…
Published 12.06.2020 10:10
In Singapore, schools reopened with most students combining online learning and classes in school.
Teachers and students will need to wear masks or face shields, with their temperature taken daily. Wipe-down routines will continue.
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Published 10.06.2020 10:34
In Cameroon UNICEF has made a donation to over 8000 schools.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) made a donation of hygiene and preventive materials to schools to prepare them for reopening. The donation which consisted of buckets equipped with taps for the storage of water and other sanitary materials will be distributed to over 8000 schools in six regions. Schools…
Published 09.06.2020 07:59
South Korea on May 29 imposed limits on the number of pupils going to schools.
Only one third of pupils at kindergartens, elementary and middle schools in Metropolitan Seoul will be allowed to physically attend schools each day. Other pupils will attend schools remotely.
Published 26.05.2020 09:30
In South Korea, JYP Entertainment, with a roster that includes 2PM and TWICE, made a donation of 500 million won (€372,701) to the Community Chest of Korea.
The amount will be used to purchase equipment such as masks and anti-contamination suits. It will also be used to provide sanitation items to low-income families.
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Published 23.05.2020 07:30
South Sudan releases child detainees to lower prison numbers amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
85 child prisoners have been released after the United Nations and UNICEF advocated for their release amid concerns about the overcrowding and hygiene at the prisons. Jean Lieby, Child Protection Chief for UNICEF, explained that all of the children released had been convicted for committing minor offenses mainly due to…
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Published 20.05.2020 12:27
In Nigeria, a filmmaker has created an animated monster to teach children about Covid-19.
Niyi Akinmolayan created a 90-second animation featuring a Covid-19 monster to help children understand the need for social distancing and washing your hands during the pandemic. The clip was originally made available in English and three Nigerian languages but has since been translated into other languages used all over the…
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Published 12.05.2020 17:23
A hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, uses a little face shield to protect a newborn baby.
The picture of a baby wearing a little face shield at Praram 9 Hospital in Bangkok went viral. The face shield was used to protect babies’ journey home from the hospital. In the United States, Berry Global, a plastic packaging company, is also making baby face shields for Covid-19. A…
Published 07.05.2020 15:27
In Zambia, Amref Africa Health donates COVID-19 Braille Materials.
Amref Africa Health, a non-governmental organisation that aims to create lasting health change in Africa has donated 3,000 Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials in Braille to cater for the vision impaired. The materials are to be distributed to over 70 reading groups for the visually impaired countrywide.

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