Malala Yousafzai: COVID’s Impact Likely To Threaten Schooling Of 20M Girls
She'll talk Sunday about the pandemic's effect on schooling with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who have been more vocal on several issues since leaving England. News also comes from Australia.
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle To Speak With Malala Yousafzai About COVID-19's Impact On Girls' Education
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, are scheduled to appear in a video Sunday with activist and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai to discuss the barriers facing girls in their access to education around the world amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to The Associated Press, the conversation will be published on the Malala Fund’s YouTube channel and website in celebration of International Day of the Girl Child. (Castronuovo, 10/8)
This COVID-19 Passport Could Help Restart International Travel
Airlines such as Emirates, Etihad and United are already starting testing programs for their flights at airports. But a new pass that is starting to test this week could open borders worldwide on a much broader basis. Launched by the World Economic Forum and The Commons Project Foundation, a Swiss-based nonprofit, in conjunction with representatives of 37 countries in six continents, the digital pass CommonPass is starting international trials showing a passenger’s COVID-19 status while protecting other health information. ... United Airlines, the first airline to test the platform in the United States, will use it on flights between London Heathrow Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. Further tests are planned on additional airlines and routes across Asia, Africa, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. (Werner, 10/8)
Australia Records Second Day Without COVID-19 Death For First Time In Three Months
Australia reported its second straight day without any COVID-19 deaths on Friday, the longest stretch without any fatalities from the virus in three months. Australian states and territories reported 16 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, down from 28 on Thursday, and no deaths for two days, the first time Australia has gone 48 hours without a COVID-19 death since July 11. (Packham, 10/8)