More people stayed home in Brazil, Japan and Singapore in April as those countries’ novel coronavirus cases surged, while people in the United States and Australia returned to parks and jobs as infection rates flattened, data from Google show.
Google travel data show lockdown fatigue in US, Australia; other countries stay home
Cities around the world are already planning for life after COVID-19, with a series of environmental initiatives being rolled out from Bogotá to Barcelona to ensure public safety and bolster the fight against climate breakdown.
City leaders aim to shape green recovery from crisis
Beijing’s parks and museums including the ancient Forbidden City reopened to the public on Friday after being closed for months by the coronavirus pandemic.
Forbidden City, parks in Chinese capital reopen to public
More than seven million children in Afghanistan are at risk of hunger as food prices soar due to the coronavirus pandemic, a report warned.
More than 7m Afghan children risk hunger: Report
May Day usually brings both protest rallies and celebrations rallies marking international Labor Day. This year, many in Asia are shut up at home, riding out the coronavirus pandemic.
May Day marks pain, not celebration for workers hit by virus
The coronavirus pandemic threatens to undo 30 years of international development work, with a bleak picture for the world’s poorest, the UK’s international development secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, told MPs.
Coronavirus 'could undo 30 years of international development work'
A major UN-led initiative is under way to secure supplies of key medical equipment for 135 low to medium-income countries facing down the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.
UN leads bid to help 135 countries get vital medical kit amid severe global shortages
At least 15 million more cases of domestic violence are predicted this year as a result of pandemic restrictions, according to new data that paints a bleak picture of life for women over the next decade.
Domestic violence set to soar by 20% during global lockdown: UNFPA

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