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26 million jobs lost to pandemic in Latin America and Caribbean

(dpa) - Some 26 million jobs have been lost in Latin America and the Caribbean due to the coronavirus pandemic, the International Labour Organization...
A view of Jerusalem's Old City | Photo: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

Israel remembers Holocaust victims, mourns those lost to pandemic

(dpa) - Israel paused on Thursday to remember the murder of 6 million Jews by the Nazis and mourn those who survived the Holocaust...
HANDOUT - Wine grapes grow in South Africa's Oak Valley. Tourists used to come from all over the world to see the wines being made, but the pandemic has put a stop to this kind of travel. Photo: Oak Valley/dpa - ACHTUNG: Nur zur redaktionellen Verwendung im Zusammenhang mit dem genannten Text und nur bei vollständiger Nennung des vorstehenden Credits

‘We just have to keep busy’: Pandemic crushes South African vineyards

The good life has been forced by the pandemic to take a break in South Africa, which in normal times attracts gourmets and wine...

Cherry blossom season amid pandemic in Japan

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Japan lifted the state of emergency for the Tokyo area on March 21 just before the cherry blossom season. As spring is in the...
FILED - The Victoria Falls, which were supposed to have dried up, are now overflowing with water, but tourism remains absent because of the pandemic. Photo: Columbus S. Mavhunga/dpa - ATTENTION: Only for editorial use in connection with current reporting and only with full mention of the above credit Credit: Columbus S. Mavhunga/dpa

‘Crying out to be seen’: Pandemic, drought rumours dog Victoria Falls

(dpa) - Tinashe Farawo is understandably frustrated. Reports from a year ago that Victoria Falls in southern Africa has dried up have stubbornly refused...
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Kenya’s open-air market traders count losses amid pandemic

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Margaret Mackenzie is one of the traders at the open-air Maasai market located in the downtown section of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, which operates...
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More than 300,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Brazil

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dpa/GNA - Brazil has registered more than 300,000 deaths in connection with Covid-19 since the pandemic started, behind the United States with 545,000...
Wushu

Wushu teaching goes online during the pandemic

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With Eastern Europe experiencing a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Chinese martial arts lessons have moved online.
FILED - A sticker alters the Tokyo Games from 2020 to 2021 in the gym of German wrestler Frank Staebler. On Monday local organizers said the opening of the torch relay ahead of the Games would take place without spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa

Tokyo Olympics to be held without overseas fans due to pandemic

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dpa/GNA - The Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have decided to prohibit overseas spectators from attending this summer's Games due to the coronavirus pandemic,...
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China-Europe freight trains serve as lifeline for international trade amid pandemic

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The first China-Europe freight train route celebrates its 10-year anniversary. The freight train service has been growing fast over the past decade. And it...
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Germany exceeds 2020 climate target with the help of pandemic

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dpa/GNA - Germany slightly exceeded its climate target for 2020 with the help of travel restrictions and other stoppages prompted by the pandemic. Germany...
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Union of Ghanaian Association in Germany supports Sekondi Prisons

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The Union of Ghanaian Association in Germany (UGAG e.V) and all Ghanaians in the German Diaspora have donated sanitary equipment to the Sekondi Prisons...
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GNPC Ghana’s Fastest Human to return on March 20

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The 2021 edition of the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC) will bounce back after it was suspended last year following the COVID 19 pandemic. ...
German Bundesliga

Bundesliga revenue down amid pandemic but still third highest

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dpa/GNA - Bundesliga clubs have seen their revenue drop by 217.5 million euros (258 million dollars) last season, due to the impact of...
A banner “In commemoration of the 612th anniversary of Zheng He's voyages” is seen in the 300-year-old Jonker Street in Malacca's historic towns. The Jonker Street, the Chinatown street of Malacca, witnessed the frequent exchanges between China and Malaysia in history. (Photo by Yu Yichun from People’s Daily)

Malaysia won’t hold elections until after the pandemic – Prime Minister

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dpa/GNA - Malaysia will not hold parliamentary elections during the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, said in a Monday speech marking one year...
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Zambian furniture maker seizes opportunities despite downturn amid COVID-19

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While many are engrossed in conversations about prevailing harsh economic times, Josphat Shasulwi is busy utilizing opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to enhance...
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Health workers protest controversial law in Bolivia despite pandemic

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dpa/GNA - Health workers in Bolivia have taken to the streets against a controversial law in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and...
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Malawi government turns down teachers’ risk allowance demand

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The Malawi government has turned down the demand by teachers for them to be provided with a risk allowance for teaching amid the COVID-19...
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Blizzards, pandemic and America’s human rights fairy tales

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The American people are being thrashed by one crisis after another: The raging coronavirus pandemic has so far taken almost 500,000 lives in the...
Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin arrives for the second day of a special European Council summit in Brussels on February 21, 2020, held to discuss the next long-term budget of the European Union (EU). (Photo by Aris Oikonomou / AFP)

Finland amends Communicable Diseases Act to tackle pandemic

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dpa/GNA - Finland's parliament on Friday approved several temporary amendments to the Communicable Diseases Act, allowing for mandatory health checks of people -...
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COVID-19 – Traditional authorities must show leadership

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Traditional authorities have been called upon to redouble their leadership roles in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and not abandon the task to...
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Forest peoples accuse governments of using pandemic to damage jungles

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dpa/GNA - The novel coronavirus pandemic has facilitated government-backed "economic opportunism" in the world's rainforests, according to a report published on Thursday. Authorities in...
A passenger plane flies in the sky as the Moon is seen in Berlin, Germany, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Air quality in Germany improves in 2020 – not just due to pandemic

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GNA/dpa - Air pollution in German cities declined significantly in 2020, and the reductions were not only due to coronavirus restrictions, according to...
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United States faces major test in reopening schools amid pandemic

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Roger, a high school teacher in the area around Washington DC, has already been vaccinated, but his school has yet to reopen. Roger, who declined...
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Disney first quarter revenue down 22 percent from last year due to pandemic

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The Walt Disney Company on Thursday reported a revenue of 16.24 billion U.S. dollars for its fiscal first quarter of 2021, down 22 percent...
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Young Boxing Champion Joseph Awinongya Jr To Convert To Nursing Practice

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Joseph Awinongya Jr the exciting young fighter with 7 national boxing championships to his name has announced that he would like to become a...
People aged over 70 receive free Covid testing in Kigali, Rwanda, in January. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

President Kagame is Right: Africa Must Get Covid-19 Vaccinations

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It is Morally and Economically Just. February 9, 2021 The Guardian on February 7, published an insightful statement from Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, on the importance...
alcohol

Drinking bars and pubs remain open in some areas in Koforidua

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Drinking bars and pubs remain open in some areas in koforidua despite the ban on such facilities by government, as part of measures to...
Pregnant Women

Kenya’s slum health facility offers lifeline to pregnant mothers amid pandemic

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The Lengo medical clinic, located at the heart of one of the largest slums in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, is the only private health...