COVID 19 Info Basket- Articles #23

COVID: Venezuela seeks testers for Russian vaccine      

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-53972641

Three World Cup speed skating events in Canada cancelled because of COVID-19

https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/three-world-cup-speedskating-events-in-canada-cancelled-because-of-covid-19-1.5086101

EU offers €400 million to WHO-led Covid-19 vaccine initiative

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/eu-offers-400-million-euros-to-who-led-covid-19-vaccine-initiative

Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/31/asia/pranab-mukherjee-india-death-scli-intl/index.html

Lagos health commissioner tests positive to COVID-19

https://guardian.ng/news/lagos-health-commissioner-tests-positive-to-covid-19/

Lagos Health Commissioner, Abayomi, Recovers from COVID-19

https://www.channelstv.com/2020/08/31/lagos-health-commissioner-abayomi-recovers-from-covid-19/

Germany coronavirus: Anger after attempt to storm parliament

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53964147

India sets world record of highest single-day spike of Covid-19 cases

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/30/india-sets-world-record-of-highest-single-day-spike-of-covid-19-cases

New Zealand’s Largest City Exits Lockdown After Bringing Mystery COVID-19 Surge Under Control

https://time.com/5884996/new-zealand-auckland-coronavirus-lockdown/

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 6 Million

Paire tests positive for COVID-19 before U.S. Open – report

https://af.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idAFKBN25Q0LN-OZASP

Tertiary institutions in Lagos to reopen Sept 14, primary and secondary schools to reopen Sept 21

UN concern over ‘widespread’ COVID-19 transmission in Syria

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/concern-widespread-covid-19-transmission-syria-200828065222962.html

How does the COVID recession compare?

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/08/how-does-the-covid-recession-compare

India’s COVID-19 Outbreak Is Now the World’s Fastest-Growing

France COVID-19: Paris compulsory face-mask rule comes into force

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53934952

India’s students concerned over entrance exams amid COVID-19

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/india-students-concerned-entrance-exams-covid-19-200827112752339.html

Carnival and coronavouchers: Brazil’s economic struggles             

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-53904411

Thousands of South Korean doctors strike amid COVID-19 resurgence

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/thousands-south-korean-doctors-strike-covid-19-resurgence-200826024550135.html

Record infections, few deaths: How Qatar has tackled COVID-19

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/record-infections-deaths-qatar-tackled-covid-19-200826062455468.html

Gaza in lockdown after first COVID-19 community transmission

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/gaza-lockdown-covid-19-community-transmission-200825061033725.html

Covid-19: South Korea closes Seoul schools amid rise in cases     

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-53901707

Coronavirus in Africa: ‘Signs of hope’ as cases level off

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-53847699

COVID-19 outbreaks in children complicate school reopening plans

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/covid-19-outbreaks-children-complicate-school-reopening-plans-200819162030569.html

Philippines faces worst COVID-19 crisis in Southeast Asia

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/philippines-faces-worst-covid-19-crisis-southeast-asia-200819143501671.html

Africa’s U20 Women’s World Cup 2020 qualifiers postponed due to COVID-19

COVID-19 protective equipment adding to pollution crisishttps://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/covid-19-protective-equipment-adding-pollution-crisis-200816163255462.html

Australia Has Deadliest Day with 25 Covid-19 Deaths in Victoria

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-16/australia-has-deadliest-day-with-25-covid-19-deaths-in-victoria

Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 303 new Covid-19 cases and four more deaths

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/15/coronavirus-australia-victoria-reports-303-new-covid-19-cases-and-four-more-deaths

EU Countries Increase COVID-19 Travel Measures

Russia to roll out coronavirus vaccine within two weeks

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/live-zealand-defers-parliament-dissolution-coronavirus-200811234344092.html

2 in 5 schools around the world lacked basic handwashing facilities prior to COVID-19 pandemic — UNICEF, WHO               

https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/13-08-2020-2-in-5-schools-around-the-world-lacked-basic-handwashing-facilities-prior-to-covid-19-pandemic-unicef-who

Zealand Back into Lockdown as New COVID-19 Cases Detected  

https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/new-zealand-back-lockdown-new-covid-19-cases-detected

Hundreds dead’ because of Covid-19 misinformation      

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-53755067

Reopening schools too early could spread COVID-19 even faster – especially in the developing world

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/08/re-opening-schools-too-soon-in-developing-countries-could-lead-to-much-faster-spread-of-covid-19/

Spain Overtakes Britain for Most COVID-19 Cases in Europe

https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/spain-overtakes-britain-most-covid-19-cases-europe

Coronavirus Vietnam: The mysterious resurgence of Covid-19     

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-53690711

‘Peak yet to come’: Africa hits one million coronavirus cases

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/africa-hits-million-coronavirus-cases-200804094836695.html

Australian military steps in to enforce COVID-19 lockdown

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/08/australia-military-steps-enforce-covid-19-lockdown-200804135325693.html

WAEC releases timetable as schools resume

Over 1.5 million candidates to sit for WASSCE in Nigeria