Kenyans stranded as capital cordoned off
08 April 2020 | 12:02 pm
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta hopes a deputy Governor arrested for ignoring rules to self-quarantine gets a 10 year sentence. Meanwhile thousands struggle with strict Nairobi travel restrictions brought in to tackle Coronavirus. Uganda tries to help vulnerable communities get through a total lockdown and in Ivory Coast the inaccurate belief that neem plant contains chloroquine sees a spike in demand for the traditional herbal anti malaria therapy.
26 Apr 2020
TV critic Dheepthika Laurent speaks to Eve Jackson about the shows to watch in confinement, including French hit series "Le Bureau des Légendes" and Israeli spy drama "Fauda". They're also joined by the creator of "Le Bureau des Légendes", Eric Rochant.
27 Apr 2020
Will:i:Am, Taboo and apl.de.ap from the multi-million selling hip-hop group the Black Eyed Peas speak to Eve Jackson about the role of the musician in an international health crisis, their new single "Mamacita" that's getting five million hits a day and how supermarket workers are the real superheroes during this global pandemic.
2 May 2020
The king of Thailand is enjoying life at a luxury hotel in Germany, while his subjects back home are suffering under coronavirus. But criticizing the monarchy is outlawed, despite the king's "embarrassing" behavior.
29 May 2020
Kenya's homeless disappear into the shadows when the night-time curfew goes into effect. Their precarious situation has taken a turn for the worse since the arrival of the coronavirus, as the best defenses against COVID-19, hand-washing and social distancing, are not viable options for them.
3 Jun 2020
Kenyans protesting against the police killing of an unarmed black man in the US also speak out against the number of Africans who have died during security forces' heavy-handed enforcement of coronavirus curfews. Meanwhile in DR Congo, churches are finding new ways to communicate with worshippers in order to practice their faith. And finally, South Africa's pandemic has hit the income of rural workers who ordinarily rely on the tourism industry. Some game farmers have been donating the meat of culled animals to struggling communities.
16 Jun 2020
1926 Quarantine act: We're trying to correct, bring to speed, says Senator Utazi
7 Jul 2020
After multiple suicide attempts over the past few days, migrants aboard the private rescue ship Ocean Viking will be moved to a quarantine vessel in Sicily.
26 Jul 2020
An Austrian court has handed a six-month suspended jail sentence to a woman for leaving her home despite having tested positive for coronavirus. The woman said she had gone out to help a sick relative buy medicine.
9 Aug 2020
Five artists voluntarily isolate themselves for 14 days as part of a theatre festival in Litschau in the norhwest of Austria. Anna Marboe, Alina Schaller, Anton Widauer, Felix Kammerer and Tilman Tuppy, the young actors, part of the theatre group kollekTIEF, are locked in containers for 14 days for the performance "Bitte Nicht Berühren" ("Please do not touch") making a parallel with the quarantine period imposed to fight the novel coronavirus.
20 Sep 2020
Politicians have backed recommendations by top virologist Christian Drosten for quarantine in suspected COVID-19 cluster cases to be reduced to five days. They hope the measure would then find greater social acceptance.
12 Sep 2020
A woman who went surfing when she should have been self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19 is arrested on a beach in San Sebastian in northern Spain, according to police and as seen in Twitter footage of her arrest.
6 Jan 2021
Lawyer Shadrack Wambui has turned to boxing to help young people in poor Nairobi neighbourhoods, combining his passion for the sport with informal lessons on the law and legal clinics to resolve marital disputes.
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