Daily Archives: August 25, 2020

Mexico Students Resume Classes with Virtual Learning 

  Millions of public-school students in Mexico are taking classes by way of a television broadcast after being idled for months because of the coronavirus outbreak. Both parents and teachers said, Monday’s return to class got off to a bumpy start. Still, Reuters said nearly two million students from private schools are expected to join the public-school enrollment because of the crisis. In an effort to keep its

Jamaican Olympic Champion Usain Bolt Self-Quarantines After Testing Positive for COVID-19

World-record sprinter and eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt is self-quarantining at home in Jamaica, after testing positive for the coronavirus following a party celebrating his 34th birthday attended by several sports stars. Jamaica’s health ministry confirmed late Monday that Bolt tested positive, after he posted a video on social media earlier Monday saying he was waiting for the results. Bolt,

COVID Surge in South Korea Prompts School Closures

South Korea is closing schools in the Seoul metropolitan area as it copes with a nearly two-week surge in coronavirus infections. Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae said Tuesday most students will attend online classes at least until September 11, but that high school seniors would continue to attend in-person classes to prepare for national college entrance

MTN partners with Unacast to use its Turbine Location Processing Engine for Social Distancing Data to Help Mitigate COVID-19 in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria and NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, Unacast, an award-winning location platform and analytics firm, and MTN Nigeria, the leading mobile telecommunications provider, today announced a partnership in which the two will use privacy-friendly, aggregated and anonymized, human mobility insights derived from MTN’s network […]