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UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths tests COVID-19 positive

United Nations:  UN Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of meetings on the situation in Ukraine scheduled to take place in Turkey later this week.

Shanghai residents resort to bartering as lockdown chokes daily need supplies

Shanghai(China): The residents of China's business hub Shanghai are resorting to bartering as a prolonged lockdown has choked their access to daily necessities and essential commodities, media reports said.

Canada's Toronto Mayor John Tory tests positive for COVID-19, isolates at home

Toronto/IBNS: Toronto Mayor John Tory has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolated at home, according to a statement from the mayor's office Thursday morning.

Greek president Katerina Sakellaropoulou tests COVID-19 positive

Athens: Greek president Katerina Sakellaropoulou has tested COVID-19 positive.

'Every minute you protest, country deprived of dollar inflow': Mahinda Rajapaksa addresses nation

Colombo/IBNS:  Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is facing raging protests in the country amid the worst economic crisis, on Monday explained that the Covid lockdown in a weak economy depleted foreign reserves resulting in the present situation.

China: Viral videos show Shanghai people in deep distress amid extreme food shortage as lockdown continues

Shanghai (China): People in China's financial hub Shanghai are struggling amid an acute scarcity of food, water and other necessities as the stringent Covid-19 restrictions continue, forcing the city of 26 million to stay indoors, media reports said.

Japan approves India's Covaxin to facilitate travel between countries

Tokyo: Japan has recognized India's COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin with effect from 10 April to further facilitate travel from India to Japan, officials said on Thursday.

COVID-19: Education risks becoming ‘greatest divider’

New York: Now entering its third year, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to hold back some 405 million school children worlwide from a full return to the classroom, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

DPR Korea’s grip on population has tightened since COVID

New York: In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), more commonly known as North Korea, human rights violations remain systematic, and the authorities’ grip on the population has “tightened”, the Human Rights Council heard on Monday.

China COVID-19 spike: Shanghai Disney Resort shuts down temporarily

Shanghai: The Shanghai Disney Resort will be temporarily shut until further notice from Monday amid rising COVID-19 cases in China, media reports said.

New Zealand reopens border for tourism

Wellington: The New Zealand government is bringing forward the date for the reopening of the border to tourists in time for the Australian school holidays, in a move that will help accelerate the economic recovery from COVID-19, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday.

COVID-19: China diverts more than 100 flights from Shanghai

Beijing: China's aviation regulator said on Tuesday that it will be diverting around 106 international flights that were scheduled to arrive in Shanghai to other Chinese cities between March 21 to May 1 due to the worsening Covid-19 situation across the country.

Barack Obama tests COVID-19 positive

Washington: Ex-US President Barack Obama on Sunday said he has tested COVID-19 positive.

Crash in family incomes during COVID will increase inequality for generations

New York: At least two-thirds of households with children have lost income since the COVID-19 pandemic hit two years ago, according to a joint report published on Wednesday by the UN children’s agency (UNICEF) and World Bank.

Interlinked crises erasing hard-won gains for gender equality in region

The aggravating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on existing inequalities, coupled with the effects of the climate crises and disasters in the region, is erasing many hard-fought gains made towards gender equality.