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(Reuters) - For much of last year, the coronavirus crept, undetected, across eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
IN every unfortunate situation lies an opportunity to turn the circumstances around.
ACCRA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX delivered its first COVID-19 shots on Wednesday, as the race to get doses to the world's poorest people and tame the pandemic accelerates.
PETALING JAYA: Schools have been preparing for reopening since the start of this year and are ready to welcome pupils back for face-to-face learning, said National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) secretary-general Harry Tan Huat Hock.Although schools are ready for the March 1 reopening, the union – which has 220,000 members – hopes the government will consider implementing a rotational system to ensure schools with a large student enrolment will be able to adhere strictly to the Covid-19 standard operating procedure.
PETALING JAYA: Teachers should be vaccinated so that schools remain open, says the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (Unicef).
DUBAI (Reuters) - At least 400,000 Yemeni children under 5 could die of starvation this year without urgent intervention amid soaring rates of severe malnutrition driven by war and the coronavirus pandemic, four U.N. agencies said on Friday.
PORT DICKSON: A Unicef report that unemployment among low-income urban families in Kuala Lumpur has doubled during the conditional movement control order is worrying, says Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
PETALING JAYA: Unemployment among low-income urban families in Kuala Lumpur has doubled during the conditional movement control order in December last year, says the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).
DURING the enforcement of the movement control order last year, Pritika Nagaraj was overwhelmed by her accumulating schoolwork.
GENEVA (Reuters) - A top official at the U.N. agency in charge of vaccine deliveries via the COVAX sharing scheme urged recipient countries on Friday to address bottlenecks that could hamper the rollout set to begin this month.