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HARARE, May 18 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s second biggest city of Bulawayo limited access to tap water to just one day a week on Friday as reservoir levels fall to dangerously low levels amid the country’s worst drought in years. After a devastating drought in 2019 and patchy rains this year, water shortages have worsened in […]

SYDNEY, May 18 (Reuters) – New Zealand will launch a contact-tracing app on Wednesday to help people track their movements as the country eases one of the world’s most rigid lockdowns designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the app can be best described as a ‘digital diary’ helping people […]

By Lisa Shumaker May 18 (Reuters) – Summer weather is enticing much of the world to emerge from coronavirus lockdowns as centers of the outbreak from New York to Italy and Spain gradually lift restrictions that have kept millions indoors for months. People are streaming back to beaches, parks and streets just as a heat wave […]

By Laurie Goering LONDON, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Around the world, countries and individuals are isolating themselves to try to stem the spread of COVID-19. But to find a solution to the crisis – particularly a vaccine – global cooperation will be crucial, say a growing number of leaders. “We will not be […]

By Martyn Herman LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – Britain could experience a transport revolution sparked by the coronavirus pandemic with up to 14 million people ready to swap cars for bikes, British Cycling believes. However, the opportunity could be lost if towns and cities fail to follow Department for Transport guidance to provide new emergency […]

GENEVA, Switzerland, May 18, 2020/ — For the over half a million people living in Mathare, one of Kenya’s largest slums, the arrival of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country may present an even bigger risk than being infected with the virus. The disruption of the local health care infrastructure caused by the outbreak has […]

By Kim Harrisberg JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From building cemeteries away from human settlements to erecting fences around graves, South Africa is drawing up plans to protect the country’s water supply from contamination if mass coronavirus burials become a necessity. Accessing land that is environmentally safe for mass graves is a long […]

By Emma Batha LONDON, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Four million girls are at risk of child marriage in the next two years because of the new coronavirus pandemic, a global charity said on Friday, as campaigners warned that the crisis could undo decades of work to end the practice. Deepening poverty caused by […]

By Sophie Davies BARCELONA, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Argentine bartender Manuela Perez Simon hoped to escape her homeland’s economic troubles when she arrived in Barcelona’s touristy El Born district two years ago looking for work. But like many of the migrant workers who serve cocktails and wait tables in the normally bustling neighbourhood, […]

By Emeline Wuilbercq ADDIS ABABA, May 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than 500 girls have been rescued from child marriage in northern Ethiopia since schools were shut due to the new coronavirus, a regional official said, as fears mount that the pandemic is reversing years of work to stop underage unions. Ethiopia closed its […]

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