Can Bangladesh deal with mountains of COVID-19 medical waste?

Bangladesh was already struggling with poor medical waste management before the coronavirus pandemic. Now, it is at risk of being hit hard by what is being called a “sudden onslaught” of single-use medical plastic. Around 250 tonnes of medical waste was generated by hospitals last month, and sanitation workers often lack the protective gear to … Read more Can Bangladesh deal with mountains of COVID-19 medical waste?

It’s time for CORONA ROBOT!

India has deployed a coronavirus-shaped sanitation robot on the streets of Chennai to help sanitation workers stay safe and increase COVID-19 awareness. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on … Read more It’s time for CORONA ROBOT!

“Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

Without additional funding, war-torn Yemen will be left to fight the Covid-19 pandemic with a collapsed health system, warned today the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Epidemiologists estimate that the virus could spread faster, more widely and with deadlier consequences in some of the world’s most vulnerable populations than in many … Read more “Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

Argentina sees surge in Covid-19 infections in poor areas of Buenos Aires

Covid-19 infections have risen sharply in deprived areas of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, where poverty forces families to seek food and work despite strict lockdown measures. FRANCE 24’s Mathilde Guillaume and Matias Musa report from a shanty town in Buenos Aires where overcrowding and poor sanitation are making the fight against the coronavirus … Read more Argentina sees surge in Covid-19 infections in poor areas of Buenos Aires

Coronavirus killed his only son. Four days after the funeral, he was back at work.

Sanitation worker Thomas Fields Sr. lost his only child to coronavirus. A sense of duty and the need for an escape led him back to work four days after the funeral. Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/local/dc-lockdown-coronavirus-24-hours/. SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year … Read more Coronavirus killed his only son. Four days after the funeral, he was back at work.

Chile’s sanitation workers exposed to coronavirus

Health workers have been applauded for their sacrifice in the line of duty during the pandemic. Yet there are others on the frontline, who have little or no access to protective equipment, and often get no recognition. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman joined sanitation workers during a shift in Chile’s capital Santiago. – Subscribe to our … Read more Chile’s sanitation workers exposed to coronavirus

Kenya camps: 500,000 people at risk of contracting COVID-19

Nearly half a million refugees living in Kenya’s camps face overcrowding and poor sanitation. These camps have yet to record a single coronavirus case, but United Nations refugee agency is already making preparations to counter the threat of COVID-19. It warns the consequences of an outbreak among the refugees could be disastrous. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm … Read more Kenya camps: 500,000 people at risk of contracting COVID-19

Is this the right time to ease coronavirus restrictions?

Some Asian countries have begun lifting restrictions after spending weeks in strict lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic. Malaysia has allowed the majority of businesses to open with health and sanitation precautions and social distancing a must. Arisina Ma is a doctor and president of the Hong Kong Public Doctors’ Association. She joins Al Jazeera on … Read more Is this the right time to ease coronavirus restrictions?

Syria: Tragedy to come despite currently low COVID-19 cases – Security Council Briefing

Briefing by Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, on Syria, Humanitarian situation during the Security Council Open VTC. Learn more about the humanitarian crisis in Syria: https://www.unocha.org/syrian-arab-republic/about-ocha-syria UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said “tragedy beckons” in Syria despite the relatively low number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, adding, “We … Read more Syria: Tragedy to come despite currently low COVID-19 cases – Security Council Briefing

Recovery: Life after lockdown

On January 23, Wuhan went into lockdown. After more than two months, the city gradually began to recover. From takeaway riders who worked tirelessly at the beginning of the lockdown, to the sanitation workers who quietly fought on the front line, a slowly recovering Wuhan not only allows them to recall the hard times, but … Read more Recovery: Life after lockdown

Argentina inmates riot over coronavirus fears

Inmates at a prison in Argentina have staged a demonstration demanding more protection from the spread of COVID-19 after a guard tested positive for the virus that causes it. Prisons in Argentina have a history of overcrowding and lack of sanitation. Prisoners’ families came out to show their support, some calling for their relatives to … Read more Argentina inmates riot over coronavirus fears

Italy uses snow cannon to disinfect alpine villages

Snow cannon spraying disinfectant are being deployed in villages around the ski slopes of the Italian Alps by sanitation workers, as a novel solution to fight the spread of coronavirus. In Val Gardena, firefighters used their hoses to fill a giant tank with diluted hydrogen peroxide. As the number of new coronavirus infections has begun … Read more Italy uses snow cannon to disinfect alpine villages

‘One World: Together At Home’ Highlights

The Rolling Stones, Jennifer Lopez, Sir Elton John, Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello were among megastars taking part in the TV special “One World: Together At Home.” They thanked “delivery workers, mail carriers and sanitation employees” for all their hard graft during the Coronavirus pandemic as it was beamed virtually to the world … Read more ‘One World: Together At Home’ Highlights

Indonesia ‘Superheroes’ | Batman & Spider-Man join COVID-19 fight

A group of Indonesian volunteers donned superhero uniforms and passed through neighbourhoods to spread the word about sanitation. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/rttv #RT (Russia … Read more Indonesia ‘Superheroes’ | Batman & Spider-Man join COVID-19 fight