Daily Archives: August 16, 2020

Malawi President Announces Plans to Reopen Schools in September

BLANTYRE – Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has announced government’s plans to reopen schools early September, despite a surge in COVID-19 cases.  In his weekly national address Saturday evening President Chakwera said only schools which meet the government’s safety standards on coronavirus prevention will be allowed to reopen. But health experts warn of further spread of

New Zealand Postpones General Election After Spike in Coronavirus Cases

SYDNEY – New Zealand’s general election due next month has been postponed for four weeks because of a spike in coronavirus cases.  The prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, says the new date on 17 October gives parties the opportunity to plan their campaigns around any Covid-19 restrictions. In Australia, a state of emergency has been extended