Day: March 29, 2020

Factory Workers Are The Hidden Victims Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Rubana Huq, President of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, has issued an urgent appeal to European clothing brands not to cancel their orders or defer payments in light of the COVID-19 crisis. In the statement, she warns that factories are on the verge of closure, putting millions of

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India’s Workforce Grapples With Coronavirus Lockdown

On March 23, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, abruptly announced that the entire country would be put on a 21-day lockdown in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 17 Indians have died of the virus and over 700 have been infected, though some healthcare experts fear the numbers are

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An Update On Coronavirus In Africa

Coronavirus has infected over 600 000 people across over 200 countries and territories worldwide, although this number is likely an underestimate. Reporting on Sunday 29th March, 32 155 people have lost their lives to the disease. The African continent has the lowest number of cases globally; the WHO situation update

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