Morning electricity usage drops as less people face early rise and rush hour during Covid-19 pandemic

Peak morning electricity usage has dropped by about 200MW on average as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, as hundreds of thousands of home workers with no commutes or school runs rise later. he reduction is the equivalent of the electricity needed to power about 150,000 homes, according to EirGrid, the semi-State company that manages […]

Modi orders complete lockdown for 1.3 billion people in India

Modi said the lockdown would start at midnight local time, would last for a minimum of 21 days, and would apply to all of India’s 36 states and territories. “You have seen the worldwide situations arising from the coronavirus pandemic in the news. You have also seen how the most powerful nations have become helpless […]

Arrival of first coronavirus cases in Haiti sends people scrambling for supplies – National

Haitians rushed to buy food, gas, soap and face masks Friday after the announcement of two imported cases of the coronavirus sparked worries that the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation could be overwhelmed by the illness. President Jovenel Moise said Thursday that two patients had been quarantined after testing positive for the COVID-19 virus. One was […]

China Is Arresting People For Spreading Coronavirus Rumors

tech The Chinese government is fighting two viral outbreaks: one that has killed 132 people so far and another that has caused mass confusion online for millions more. Ryan Broderick BuzzFeed News Reporter Posted on January 29, 2020, at 5:09 p.m. ET Noel Celis / Getty Images A man wearing a protective face mask inside […]

In Philippines, Volcano Is Quieter, But Officials Renew Warnings For People To Leave : NPR

A man walks on a road blanketed with volcanic ash from the erupting Taal volcano in Tagaytay, Philippines, on Tuesday. Eloisa Lopez/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Eloisa Lopez/Reuters A man walks on a road blanketed with volcanic ash from the erupting Taal volcano in Tagaytay, Philippines, on Tuesday. Eloisa Lopez/Reuters Mass evacuations continued Wednesday in […]

Mainstreaming Leprosy-affected People a Big Challenge in Bangladesh — Global Issues

Dr David Pahan, Country Director of Lepra Bangladesh. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPS by Rafiqul Islam (dhaka, bangladesh) Thursday, December 12, 2019 Inter Press Service DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 12 (IPS) – When Feroza Begum was first diagnosed with leprosy in 2006, it felt as though she had been struck by a thunderbolt due to the […]

Man born without arms or legs says ‘vindictive’ Tories are targeting disabled people

A man born with no arms or legs has blasted cruel benefits cuts after being asked to fill in a fitness-to-work questionnaire for the third time this year. Thalidomide survivor Kevin Donnellon, 58, has had to complete “intrusive” 24-page booklets from the Department for Work and Pensions in order to keep receiving benefits. Kevin said: “It’s […]

Typhoon Haiyan Killed Thousands Of People In The Philippines. Its Survivors Want Justice.

TACLOBAN, the Philippines — When the winds blow this strong, the rain stings like needles, scraps of wood cut through flesh like bullets, and corrugated metal sheets slice like knives. On that morning in November 2013, the wind churned the ocean into a mountain of water and pushed it onto the city. Survivors remember the […]