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BRASILIA (Reuters) - A doctor working with the largest tribe in the Amazon has tested positive for the coronavirus, Brazil's Health Ministry said on Friday, ringing alarm bells that the epidemic could spread to vulnerable and remote indigenous communities with devastating effect.
Covid-19 does not discriminate and our own health is only as strong as the person’s next to us.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Friday delayed its federal budget by five months to October saying the coronavirus pandemic made it impossible to make sensible economic forecasts, as it prepared to dramatically expand its stimulus spending to avoid recession.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia urged people on Wednesday to avoid travelling to remote indigenous areas to curtail the spread of the coronavirus epidemic in communities that suffer disproportionately low rates of healthcare and income.
KOTA KINABALU: The rising cases of infant mortality in the country could possibly be resolved if Sabah’s longstanding illegal migrant population issues are dealt with, say social workers.
A new UN report has found at least 90% of women in the world hold some sort of bias against females too. In Malaysia, women's rights advocates say the new government needs to push ahead with the planned reforms to advance gender equality in the country.
Visitors to the Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau, an indigenous tribe living deep in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, must first request permission by email, which is printed out and hand-delivered to local leaders. Yet while just one of the tribe's nine villages is connected to the outside world via precarious radio-based wifi, other technology is being deployed to protect their remote forests from invaders.
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has cancelled his planned trip to Barbados to help resolve widespread rail disruptions caused by indigenous rights activists opposing the construction of a natural gas pipeline, his office said on Sunday.