Guinea-BissauSociety

Guinea-Bissau converts Koranic schools into madrassas

The Government of Guinea-Bissau is going to start this year a baccalaureate course in Arabic to convert Quranic schools, teaching Islam, into madrassas, educational establishments where students acquire other skills besides religion. The Arabic language baccalaureate…
SocietyWorld

Africa is “polio free”. 70 years after vaccine discovery

The World Health Organization (WHO) is expected to certify the African continent today as “free of wild poliovirus”, four years after the appearance of the last cases in northeastern Nigeria. “Thanks to the efforts of governments, health workers and…
ChinaSociety

China registers 14 cases in the last 24 hours, all from abroad

China has diagnosed 14 cases of covid-19 in the past 24 hours, all from abroad, officials said. The China Health Commission detailed that imported cases were diagnosed in the city of Shanghai and Tianjin and in the provinces of Sichuan, Guangdong, Shaanxi, Hebei and…
MacaoSociety

Residents start paying second quarantine

The Government of Macau now only guarantees a quarantine at no cost to residents of the designated hotels. As of September 1, anyone who makes a second medical observation has to pay 5,600 patacas, Betty Fok, of the Tourism Bureau, announced this afternoon. “As the…
BrazilSociety

Hong Kong confirms first case of reinfection by covid-19

A 33-year-old man had a first episode with symptoms. The second, asymptomatic, was detected in an airport test. According to researchers at the University of Hong Kong, one man had two infections caused by different strains of the new coronavirus over a four-month…