The Saudi government has lifted social distancing measures, allowing full-capacity attendance at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Follow DW for the latest.
If clustering of people is a key channel in the spread of the coronavirus, social distancing, wearing of facemasks, constant hand washing, and sanitising are therefore important for its control. But in Nigeria, compliance remains a huge concern. So, why are Nigerians not bothered despite the risk of fines and imprisonment for not wearing a mask in public?
19 Aug 2020
COVID-19 induced a sudden shift in the educational system, creating a move from the traditional classroom settings to the workable adaptation of online learning. Though many parents and guardians are still skeptical about how the virtual learning system will affect the Nigerian education sector, especially as it will affect their wards, some are adapting to the new learning system.
14 Aug 2020
The announcement of the reopening of worship centres has been greeted with mixed reactions due to the continuous increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across Nigeria While some worship centres have embraced the announcement, others have decided against reopening, looking to continue their virtual services. So, will you be one of those worshipping at home or one of those doing so at a public place of worship?
18 Jul 2020
As countries all over the world continue to open establishments and businesses it is a known fact that things won’t be the same. Here are a few changes you could see at your favourite bars, nightclubs, and resorts as more businesses open.
20 May 2020
As the world continues to seek for a lasting solution to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, researchers in the US are affirming that the virus can be transmitted through the eyes and are now suggesting what their counterparts in China had earlier suggested; that protection from the virus should extend to wearing goggles or face shields, not just facemasks.
16 May 2020
Today, in ‘Inside Stuff,’ multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja discuss what the Orasanye Report signifies and how it’s adaption might create more problems for the government. He takes a critical look at the problems in the service that the report did not address.
16 May 2020
Since the lifting of the coronavirus-induced lockdown of Lagos, Nigeria's most populous state is gradually getting back to life. GuardianTV had a chat with some of the metropolis' residents to know how they felt about the lockdown and the effect it had on their lives and businesses.
10 May 2020
Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Ramadan is an unusual one for the Muslim community who are used to gathering together to pray and share meals as a community. Mosques around the world, including the holy sites in Mecca and Medina, have also been closed. These are a few of the reasons why this year's Ramadan is looking very different for adherents Islam around the world.
Presidency bars journalists who covered Kyari’s burial from State House, Global coronavirus death rises to 162,000 globally
19 Apr 2020
Here is why you should pick a copy of The Guardian on Monday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on the newsstands on Monday.
7 Apr 2020
The world is currently facing a coronavirus pandemic for which there is no cure and most countries have gone on lockdown, with some urging their citizens to practice social distancing as a way of curbing the virus' spread. But some individuals have been flouting the rules of the lockdown in their respective countries. GuardianTV presents how nations have handled these transgressions.
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The United States is the only developed economy without any national policy on paid parental leave. American lawmakers have recently made efforts to pass mandates on parental and family leave, but the legislation is likely to be blocked in partisan bickering. “It has immense benefits” says Richard Petts, Sociology professor at Ball State University, to journalist Kate Moody. “It's really a can't miss policy”.
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Chinese real estate giant Evergrande, saddled with around $300 billion in debt, has been struggling to meet interest payments on its loans. If it collapses, some of its partner firms could be driven to bankruptcy, prospective homebuyers could lose deposits and some banks would lend less money, which would lead to a credit crunch in the world's second-biggest economy. Property developers in China have in fact created an oversupply: there is enough empty property in the country to house more than 90 million people. FRANCE 24's team reports.
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The neoliberal FDP will be the smallest party in Germany's new government but it has landed key ministries and the all-important finance chief job. How much influence will the Free Democrats really have in the end?
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NATO said there would be "consequences" for Russia if it launches an invasion of Ukraine. Russia, meanwhile, warned the West to stear clear of Moscow's "red lines."
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French fashion businesses here in France tend to go one of two ways: either they fail, or they thrive, before being bought up by a powerful luxury group. But some companies do manage to resist that fate – weathering economic crises, the challenges of a globalised economy and now the pandemic, all on their own. So how exactly do they do it and what makes them tick? We went to meet independent shoemakers Arche in the Loire Valley and Paris-based Weston to find out.
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The governing body of women's tennis took the decision after Peng made an allegation of sexual abuse against a Chinese official. WTA chairman Steve Simon said he worried about player safety at tournaments in China.