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LAGOS (Reuters) - Lawal Adebimpe knows she must remain a safe distance from people to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus in Nigeria. But her blindness means she usually holds people to navigate her way around the heaving megacity of Lagos.
PARIS (Reuters) - An Italian woman on Wednesday won a Pablo Picasso painting worth 1 million euros ($1.1 million) in a French charity raffle that raised money for African water projects.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has marshalled huge resources towards preventing its poor from starving because of COVID-19, but undocumented citizens and stranded migrants face hunger as they slip through the net, aid workers say.
SZADA, Hungary (Reuters) - Like many business owners, Jozsef Richter has had to shut his circus during Hungary's lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, but he has found another way of entertaining visitors while respecting social distancing rules.
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): St. Nicholas Home (SNH) for the blind is going through tough times as donations have reduced up to 80 per cent since the movement control order (MCO) came into force.
DHAKA/COX'S BAZAR (Reuters) - Authorities in Bangladesh have moved hundreds of Rohingya refugees living on a flood-prone island in the Bay of Bengal to storm shelters as super cyclone Amphan, the strongest recorded in the region, barrels down, they said on Wednesday.
GEORGE TOWN: For the past seven years, Lim Teik Aun has devoted his time to helping the poor and needy.
PRETORIA (Reuters) - Thousands of people struggling under South Africa's tough lockdown waited in snaking queues for food aid for the second time in two weeks on Thursday, highlighting the human cost of the country's coronavirus restrictions.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis joined an inter-faith day of prayer on Thursday to call on God to end the coronavirus pandemic, brushing aside criticism from ultra-conservative Catholic groups, with one accusing him of associating with "infidels".
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Professional chefs on Wednesday started cooking up around 40,000 lunches in Thailand's capital for communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic.