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Published 26.04.2020 12:11
In Botswana, the Botswana International University of Science and Technology is in the process of disinfecting public open spaces using sprayer drones.
The drones carry 1.5 litres of 0.5% sodium hypochlorite that can disinfect an air volume of around 3,000 cubic meters, that is, a land area of 600 metres squared at the height of five metres, or a land area of 300 square metres at a height of 10 metres. The…
Published 26.04.2020 11:55
An Egyptian student violinist is offering free concerts to his neighbours on his balcony amid the country’s lockdown.
A student violinist, Mohammed Aly, from the University of Cairo has decided to use his talent to lift spirits during the country’s lockdown. Aly says he noticed that the Covid-19 pandemic is putting a lot of stain on people psychologically and that everyone is very bored staying at home as…
Published 26.04.2020 11:48
In Russia, an online bar opens to fight the loneliness of social distancing.
A group of designers from Saint Petersburg, the Shishki Collective, set the bar to help self-isolating people around the world connect with others over a beer or glass of wine. It is a virtual conferencing space, with several thematic rooms where people can meet. There are also rules to avoid…
Published 26.04.2020 11:45
In Uganda, a musician and an MP Bobi Wine sings about the importance of hygiene.
The former rapper recently released a video in which he raises awareness about the pandemic. The lyrics say: “The bad news is that everyone is a potential victim but the good news is that everyone is a potential solution.” Other countries like Vietnam, with a music video called Jealous Coronavirus,…
Published 26.04.2020 11:41
In South Africa, the government launched a door-to-door screening program.
About 10,000 field workers were sent to houses in villages and towns to screen for symptoms and conduct mass testing. Homeless people have also tested. Massive testing is one of the successful strategies carried out by countries that stopped the virus from spreading like South Korea.
Published 26.04.2020 10:09
In Hong Kong, a social enterprise and charitable organisation is donating and delivering masks
and related cleansing material to underprivileged aged people. Senior Citizen Home Safety Association offers 24-hour personal care and emergency assistance services to the elderly. Amid the outbreak, it is also offering assurance calls to those who live alone to carry out a holistic assessment of their overall condition.
Published 25.04.2020 20:43
In Kenya, a grassroots disaster relief organisation provides aid to vulnerable people.
Mutual Aid Kenya is using community-based groups in two largest cities – Nairobi and Mombasa – to identify at-risk households. It then collects mobile money contributions from Kenyans to buy and distribute flour, beans, and soap in bulk in both cities. It relies on communities working together to ensure each…
Published 25.04.2020 20:34
A social enterprise Dimagi, based in the US, began freely offering its mobile tool to organisations responding to Covid-19 around the world.
The tool, CommCare, helps health care workers with tracking person-to-person contact, laboratory data management, decision support, and spreading useful information. The company is also compiling a library of free templated coronavirus mobile applications for quick deployment.
Published 25.04.2020 20:28
In Lagos, Nigeria, a health startup launched a drive-through mass testing centre, with plans to expand to other areas.
Individuals can walk in for free to get tested after registration. It has recently created a national register to track hospitals with working ventilators and respirators. Lifebank is a startup that finds and delivers blood, oxygen and vaccines to patients and doctors in hospitals across Africa by drones.

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