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10 April 2020

Stories from 10 April 2020

While industry booms, China's ‘mask diplomacy’ stumbles on quality concerns

As the desperate need for face masks and other medical products grows around the world, Chinese factories are transforming their assembly lines to meet the demand.

Ahead of contentious elections, Burundi faces its first COVID-19 cases

The upcoming election in Burundi has been surrounded by concerns over security and transparency. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic poses another public safety concern.

Philippine police dismantle anti-mining barricade amid COVID-19 lockdown

"My heart bleeds for our brave men and women of Didipio who had to suffer and be arrested for expressing their resistance against mining, a great menace to Mother Earth."

Police violently break up protest by healthcare workers in Balochistan, Pakistan

Medical professionals staged a protest in Baluchistan Province in Pakistan to demand Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to remain safe from coronacirus transmission from patients and they were arrested.

Azerbaijanis required to send SMS notification before leaving their homes

The Azerbaijani government has tightened its quarantine restrictions, and now enlists mobile networks to manage public movement.

Stay-at-home orders accompanied by rise in domestic violence in Trinidad & Tobago

Once the government announced stay-at-home measures for everyone but members of “essential services”, the police service prepared itself for a rise in reports of domestic abuse.

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