Monthly Archives: March 2020

Saudi Arabia Launches New Anti-Human-Trafficking Measures

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT), in cooperation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Organization of Migration (IOM), has launched

Botswana Declares Emergency on First Confirmed COVID Cases

GABARONE, BOTSWANA – Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Tuesday declared an indefinite state of emergency effective after the southern African country recorded its first confirmed cases of coronavirus. Botswana had appeared to be keeping the virus at bay. But, on

From Dhaka to Gaza: How Do You Socially Distance in a Crowd?

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Josna Begum lives with her son in a house with four other families in a slum in Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, the world’s most densely populated city. “Distancing is impossible for us,” she said. The 35-year-old, who occupies

South Africa Launches Door-to-Door Coronavirus Screening

South Africa is launching an aggressive coronavirus screening program as the total  number of confirmed cases tops 1,000, the largest amount of any country on the continent. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Monday night that at least 10,000 field workers will

WHO: Countries Must Take Steps to ‘Push Down’ Coronavirus

Despite vast improvements in countries such as China and South Korea, the World Health Organization said Tuesday the coronavirus outbreak is “far from over” in that region. “This is going to be a long-term battle and we cannot let down our

South Africa Provides Special Transportation for Social Grant Recipients

South Africa is allowing bus and taxi service to resume this week to ease the burden on social grant beneficiaries collecting their funds, in the midst of the 21-day coronavirus lockdown. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said Sunday the relaxed rules for buses and taxis begins Monday and will last through Friday from 5am until 8pm. Social

Bhekithemba SAPS seek missing person

DURBAN- Bhekithemba SAPS would like to make an appeal to the members of the community regarding a missing person, Bongani Dlamini (35) of L section in Umlazi. He was last seen on 14 March 2020 at 17:00, wearing black denim

Police Minister on Lockdown Operations

NORTH WEST – Police Minister, General Bheki Cele, joined by Deputy Minister Cassel Mathale, the National Commissioner of the SAPS, General Kehla Sitole, Deputy National Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mfazi, and North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena on Tuesday,

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