Paulinho Paiakan: Amazon indigenous chief dies of coronavirus

Image copyright AFP Image caption Paulinho Paiakan was a chief of the Kayapó people One of the best-known indigenous defenders of the Amazon rainforest has died with coronavirus in Brazil, where the disease continues its rapid spread.Paulinho Paiakan, chief of the Kayapó people, came to international attention in the 1980s in the fight against Belo…

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia bars international pilgrims for Hajj

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMuslims from around the world perform Hajj every year in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.Saudi Arabia has banned international visitors from making the Islamic pilgrimage, or Hajj, this year in a bid to control coronavirus.Only a very limited number of people currently living in the kingdom may take part,…

Coronavirus: Who is Germany’s ‘pig baron’ Clemens Tönnies?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Clemens Tönnies has a high profile as supervisory chairman of Schalke 04 football club The billionaire boss of the giant German slaughterhouse now locked down because of coronavirus is nicknamed “the meat baron” – and controversies are nothing new for Clemens Tönnies.Tönnies is Germany’s market leader in meat production:…

Coronavirus: Iran fears second wave after surge in cases

Image copyright EPA Image caption A health ministry poll suggested only 40% of Iranians believed in social distancing Iran has reported a record daily increase in the number of coronavirus cases, stoking fears of a second wave in the Middle East’s biggest outbreak.The health ministry said 3,574 new Covid-19 infections were recorded on Wednesday -…

Coronavirus: Alarm over ‘invasive’ Kuwait and Bahrain contact-tracing apps

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Users of the “BeAware Bahrain” app are required to register with a national ID number Kuwait and Bahrain have rolled out some of the most invasive Covid-19 contact-tracing apps in the world, putting the privacy and security of their users at risk, Amnesty International says.The rights group found the apps…

Phillies and Blue Jays close training bases after coronavirus tests

The start of the MLB season was postponed in MarchTwo Major League Baseball teams have closed their training facilities after players and staff members tested positive for coronavirus.The Philadelphia Phillies shut down their facilities in Clearwater, Florida after five players and three staff members returned positive tests.The Toronto Blue Jays also closed their base in…

Coronavirus: The misinformation circulating in Africa about Covid-19

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Students at a Madagascar school down Covid-Organics before classes begin As coronavirus cases spread through African countries, misleading information continues to be shared on social media and online. Here are some of the stories that have been widely shared recently. 1. The ‘plot’ to stop Africa developing its own…

Coronavirus: Five reasons why it is so bad in Yemen

Image copyright AFP Image caption Yemen’s health facilities have been devastated by five years of war Coronavirus could spread faster, wider and with deadlier consequences in Yemen than many other countries in the world, the UN says. Here’s five reasons why.1. It is a country still at warSince 2015, Yemen has been devastated by conflict,…

Rapinoe withdraws from NWSL event amid coronavirus fears

Megan Rapinoe was part of the United States team that won the 2019 World CupUnited States winger Megan Rapinoe is one of three internationals to have withdrawn from the NWSL Challenge Cup amid coronavirus fears.Forward Christen Press and midfielder Tobin Heath will not play because of “uncertainty” caused by the virus.Orlando Pride are also not…

Coronavirus lockdowns mean bad business for drug dealers, too

A new report uncovers the supply and demand issues that plagued the dark web’s underground drug market amid the coronavirus pandemic. Image: Getty Images / iStockphoto By Matt Binder2020-05-27 23:35:06 UTC The fate of your favorite bar or takeout place may have crossed your mind during lockdown, but have you taken a moment to consider…