Are African countries staying ahead of the coronavirus? I Inside Story

When COVID-19 started to spread around the world, aid workers warned of disaster for Africa. Health systems are weak and poorly funded in many places, and crowded cities making social distancing impossible. But African countries appear to be managing. Senegal and Ghana are among countries praised for their approach to tackle the disease. The number … Read more Are African countries staying ahead of the coronavirus? I Inside Story

Von der Leyen Outlines $825 Billion Coronavirus Stimulus for European Union

The European Union has stepped back from the brink. Again. Unprecedented in nature and ambitious in scope, the 2.4 trillion euros ($2.6 trillion) in total recovery spending unveiled by the EU — anchored by 750 billion euros of joint debt issuance — has already started to calm jittery markets and it might just restore a … Read more Von der Leyen Outlines $825 Billion Coronavirus Stimulus for European Union

Trump offers mediation in China-India dispute

US President Donald Trump has offered to mediate between India and China following reports of rising tension along one of the world’s longest unmarked borders. Confrontations between soldiers earlier this month have seen both sides increasing their military presence in the Himalayan region. Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – … Read more Trump offers mediation in China-India dispute

Covid-19: European countries mull reopening borders

“The border controls that are currently being carried out within Europe are gradually being relaxed. But we’ll have to re-examine the situation at the end of the week to know whether or not we can go beyond what’s already been done after the second phase of relaxing lockdown measures on June 2nd”, French Foreign Minister … Read more Covid-19: European countries mull reopening borders

Coronavirus: European countries mull reopening borders – BBC News

Foreign visitors to Spain will no longer have to undergo a two-week quarantine from 1 July, the government has announced. It said the measure had been finalised in a cabinet meeting on Monday. Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya had previously said the requirement would be lifted in July, without giving a date. The news comes … Read more Coronavirus: European countries mull reopening borders – BBC News

As Australia eases coronavirus restrictions, how vulnerable are we to future outbreaks? | 7.30

It’s nearly 10 weeks since Australia began shutting its borders, businesses and schools. So far those measures have worked brilliantly, with this country performing incredibly well on international comparisons. But there’s so much that’s unknown about coronavirus, and without a vaccine, we’re still vulnerable to future outbreaks. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY … Read more As Australia eases coronavirus restrictions, how vulnerable are we to future outbreaks? | 7.30

Reopened shops in Europe eagerly await the return of tourism

Some European countries have begun to ease lockdown restrictions. Among those countries is Spain, where the death toll has now been revised down by nearly 2,000. Tourism accounts for more than 12 percent of Spain’s economy. Businesses are eagerly waiting for July, when the country is scheduled to reopen its borders to international visitors. Al … Read more Reopened shops in Europe eagerly await the return of tourism

Chinese expert stresses the importance of cooperation on COVID-19

“Our original aim for international cooperation is to work together for human health around the world, because we know that there are no borders in the research of existing and emerging infectious diseases,” said Shi Zhengli, a Chinese virologist based at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP … Read more Chinese expert stresses the importance of cooperation on COVID-19

Akaroa optimistic of best winter yet as Kiwis realise their need to spend local

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Thailand lockdown: Jobless and trapped migrant workers in limbo

Thailand’s four million migrant workers are more vulnerable than ever after recent layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With most borders closed, thousands are stranded and relying on handouts. And there are fears their situation could get even worse once the country fully returns to work. Al Jazeera’s Scott Heidler reports from Samut Sakhon in … Read more Thailand lockdown: Jobless and trapped migrant workers in limbo

New South Wales Premier pushes back against border criticism | ABC News

Interstate premiers keep piling on the criticism over NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s calls to reopen borders. But she’s adamant that it’s a conversation Australia has to have to awaken the economy and save jobs. Read more here: Coronavirus border closure debate heats up as Queensland Government digs in – https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-21/coronavirus-border-debate-queensland-hits-back-at-nsw/12268796 For more from ABC News, … Read more New South Wales Premier pushes back against border criticism | ABC News

France tourism looks to reopen as coronavirus restrictions ease

Spain and Greece are looking to reopen for tourism this summer but across Europe, the entire sector is preparing for a tough season. While some restrictions are being eased, it is expected to take until 2021 for the number of foreign visitors to rebound. The French government has yet to decide when borders, hotels, restaurants … Read more France tourism looks to reopen as coronavirus restrictions ease

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Thursday May 21 | ABC News

The epicentre of new cases and death tolls during this coronavirus pandemic has shifted over several months from China, to Europe and then to the USA. There’s always been concern about what could happen when the virus gets to less developed countries and the numbers are shooting up in places now like Latin America. Australia’s … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Thursday May 21 | ABC News

Coronavirus lockdown leaves international tourists stranded in Australia | ABC News

Sonia Alvarez’s first trip overseas hasn’t gone to plan. The 58-year-old nurse from Colombia travelled to Sydney with her daughter Camila Cardona and her son-in-law Ricardo Stoltze on March 16 for a three-week holiday. But it has turned into a two-month-long stay after the borders in Colombia closed and their flights were cancelled due to … Read more Coronavirus lockdown leaves international tourists stranded in Australia | ABC News