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Can pets get the coronavirus? We want to protect our loved ones from the coronavirus. For many of us, that includes our pets. Here's what experts know about the risks they face.
Yahoo! News | 17 hours, 27 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Working round the clock to aidVenezuelan refugees and migrantsduring COVID-19 pandemic:UN agencies TwoUnited Nations agenciescametogetherTuesdaytourge the international community not to overlook the on-going plight of millions of refugees and migrants from Venezuela,as theCOVID-19 pandemiccontinues to spread around the world.
UN News Centre | 17 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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COVID-19: International community must step up to prevent pandemic from devastating vulnerable on the run Given how quickly the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading, an outbreak is looking imminent in the worlds refugee camps, crowded reception centres or detention facilities where migrant families are sheltering, the Executive Director of the UN Childrens Fund (UN
UN News Centre | 17 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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WHO concerned over rapid escalation in COVID-19 spread as caseload approaches one million Deaths from COVID-19 have more than doubled in the past week and will soon reach 50,000 worldwide, while the global caseload is heading towards one million, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists on Wednesday.
UN News Centre | 17 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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COVID-19: Czech Roma community steps up to face mask challenge When face masks stocks began running low in the Czech Republic, minority communities, including the countrys Roma population, were quick to respond, rallying to make fresh supplies, with the aim of slowing the spread of COVID-19.
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Protecting the Caribbeans most vulnerable people in the face of COVID-19: A UN Resident Coordinator blog The United Nations is working closely with governments in the Caribbean to protect the regions most vulnerable people from the impact of the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19. For this latest in our occasional series, Didier Trebucq, United Nations Resident Co
UN News Centre | 19 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Low-skilled workers, developing countries at risk of steep economic decline as coronavirus advances The global economy could shrink by up to one per cent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and may contract even further if restrictions on economic activities are extended without adequate fiscal responses, according to analysis released today by the UN
UN News Centre | 20 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Nigeria: UN and partners acting to avert coronavirus spread in displacement camps The UN system in Nigeria and its partners are working to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus disease in some of the most vulnerable areas in the country: communities and camps housing millions of internally displaced people (IDPs) uprooted by the Bok
UN News Centre | 21 hours, 13 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Coronavirus pandemic threatens to plunge millions in Arab region into poverty and food insecurity COVID-19 will be responsible for pushing a further 8.3 million people in the Arab region into poverty, according to a new policy brief issued on Wednesday by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
UN News Centre | 21 hours, 21 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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COVID-19 effect casts cloud over weather alert accuracy: UN sky watchers UN weather experts warned on Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic risks disrupting key forecasting services, including early warning alerts around the world.
UN News Centre | 22 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend