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Coronavirus – Namibia: German Embassy supports families in need

Coronavirus – Namibia: German Embassy supports families in need

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, Covid 19 Donations, EUROPE, Germany, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, NAMIBIA
WINDHOEK, Namibia, May 21, 2020/ -- The German Embassy supports families in need with food donations in the informal settlements of Windhoek. A total of approximately 170,000 NAD (8,736.00 EUR) from the micro project fund was made available as an immediate measure. These funds were used to purchase food parcels for 100 single mothers and 100 needy households registered with the Lidar Community Foundation in Katutura. The distributed items include staple foods such as maize meal, flour, pasta, rice, sugar, cooking oil, but also soap and detergent. In addition the single mothers with babies also received baby food and diapers for their children. To comply with the applicable national COVID-19 health & hygiene rules, 2 reusable face masks per household, manufactured by "Aphrodit...
Erling Haaland resumes scoring as Dortmund beats Schalke in Bundesliga return

Erling Haaland resumes scoring as Dortmund beats Schalke in Bundesliga return

EUROPE, Germany, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Soccer, Sports
BERLIN — Erling Haaland scored the Bundesliga’s first goal in more than two months and then celebrated alone. The 19-year-old’s Borussia Dortmund teammates stayed away, mindful of the strict hygiene measures amid the coronavirus pandemic, as Germany’s soccer season resumed in unprecedented conditions on Saturday. Erling Haaland keeping social distance while celebrating his goal on Saturday Dortmund beat Schalke 4-0 in the first Ruhr derby to be played in an empty stadium. Calls and shouts from coaching staff and players, and the thud of the sanitized ball being kicked, reverberated around the mainly deserted stands. Players had been warned to keep their emotions in check, and to desist from spitting, handshakes and hugging with the games keenly watched by the rest of the socce...
Germany set to consider relaxing coronavirus restrictions

Germany set to consider relaxing coronavirus restrictions

CORONAVIRUS, EUROPE, Germany, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Top German scientists have said that the country could begin to reduce public restrictions after April 19. Chancellor Angela Merkel will take this into account when her government decides how to proceed. Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Sciences, said the government could begin to safely reopen some schools while still observing hygiene rules. Stores and restaurants could also be reopened, if social distancing regulations are strictly enforced. The academy also said the government should introduce requirements for citizens to wear face masks in public. "Every citizen should in the future have this type of protection for their mouth and nose and wear it each time social distancing measures can't be respected," said the academy's head Gerald Haug to German newspaper Der S...
Merck Foundation Calls for Applications for Merck Africa Research Summit – MARS Awards

Merck Foundation Calls for Applications for Merck Africa Research Summit – MARS Awards

AFRICA, Business, ECONOMY, EUROPE, Germany, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS
UNESCO Merck Africa Research Summit – MARS 2020 in partnership with African Union will be held in Zambia with the aim to empower Women and Youth in ResearchLUSAKA, Zambia, March 23, 2020/ -- Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck Germany plans to conduct the New Edition of their “UNESCO – Merck Africa Research Summit (MARS) 2020” with the aim to Empower Women & Youth in Research on the 13th of October in Lusaka, Zambia on the side of their annual conference Merck Africa Asia Luminary.Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and Chairperson of UNESCO-MARS explained “The summit aims to contribute to building research capacity in the African research community, with special focus on ‘The Role of Scientific Research in responding to Cancer and Vaccines Development – Two eme...
German Chancellor goes into self Covid-19 quarantine

German Chancellor goes into self Covid-19 quarantine

CORONAVIRUS, EUROPE, Germany, HEALTH, INTERNATIONAL, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, Politics
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel was on Sunday in quarantine after meeting a doctor who tested positive for the novel coronavirus, as Germany further tightens rules on public gatherings. News of Merkel's potential exposure to the virus came minutes after she announced a ban on public gatherings of more than two people and further infection control measures. Steffen Seibert, Merkel's spokesman announced in a press statement on Sunday that Angela Merkel is going into home quarantine immediately, after a doctor who gave her a vaccination on Friday had tested positive for coronavirus, Earlier Sunday, Merkel had announced still-tighter restrictions on public gatherings after a telephone conference with regional leaders that aimed to get Germany's 16 federal states into a common pol...
GERMANY: Nurse accused of poisoning five premature babies with morphine.

GERMANY: Nurse accused of poisoning five premature babies with morphine.

Germany, HEALTH
German police and prosecutors are questioning a nurse accused of poisoning five premature babies with morphine at a hospital. Five premature babies at the University Hospital of Ulm in southern Germany between the ages of one day and one month suddenly began experiencing life-threatening breathing difficulties on the morning of December 20 last year, authorities said in a statement. The suspect was on duty at the hospital that morning and was taken into custody on Wednesday. The nurse is being investigated for five counts of attempted manslaughter and grievous bodily harm. All the babies survived and police said they were not expecting further health problems. A nurse at a VA medical center is accused of taking morphine meant for dying veteransPolice searched staff members' lock...
UGANDA: German tourists survive nasty accident in Kanungu.

UGANDA: German tourists survive nasty accident in Kanungu.

FEATURE STORIES, Germany, UGANDA
The Police in Kanungu are investigating circumstances under which a vehicle which was hired by Germany Tourists plunged into River Ishasha. Kigezi Region Police Spokesman Elly Maate confirmed the accident that occurred on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at around 2:30 pm at Ishasha Bridge while the tourists who were in a self-chauffeured vehicle registration No UBE 809S overturned and plunged into the river. Maate said that the Germany Tourists, Christiano Gaido and his wife whose names were not readily available were heading to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Kanungu District when the vehicle he was driving lost control and overturned. It’s reported that, the two occupants emerged out of the fateful vehicle unhurt although they sustained minor injuries. “No death was re...