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22 April 2020

Stories from 22 April 2020

Trinidad & Tobago photographers commemorate Earth Day 2020 with online challenge

"We're trying to keep the topics upbeat in order to keep people focused, and steer everyone's mental state in a positive direction while practising social distancing."

Top Japanese pop stars upload music to YouTube to boost spirits during lockdown

With their spring and summer stadium tours canceled, a variety of Japanese pop superstars decided to help lift the spirits of fans who were now largely confined to home.

Malaria vaccine may offer respite from Africa’s greatest health scourge

After three decades of research, the RTS,S malaria vaccine backed by the WHO is getting piloted at a health centre in Kenya for the first time.  

COVID-19 is also affecting Venezuela's indigenous migrants

Venezuela's borders with Brazil and Colombia have been closed since mid-March,  the use of illegal paths and crossings has increased, with its related dangers.

Six false statements by Serbian government officials on COVID-19

Government officials are helping spread disinformation about the pandemic.

Nepali cartoonists illustrate the country’s COVID-19 crisis

Nepali cartoonists use satire and comedy to depict the country under lockdown.

Beijing stages crackdowns on Hong Kong’s opposition amid COVID-19 pandemic

Over a span of just five days, the city saw its legislature, judiciary, legal system and civil society come under threat.

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