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Lagos state officials disinfecting roads in the state. Shutterstock

Coronavirus: what Nigeria can do post lockdown

A continuous lock down is detrimental to Nigeria's large population of people living below poverty lines, but lifting the restrictions without a proper plan is equally dangerous. Here's what to do.
The archaeological site of the Parliament House in Namur on 15 April 2020. Agent du Patrimoine en Péril, le groupe pour la défense des agents de l'Agence wallonne du Patrimoine (AWaP)

Lockdown reveals cracks in archaeological heritage protection

In Namur, Belgium, archaeological excavations were almost buried for good under the cover of lockdown. The incident draws attention to weaknesses in archaeological heritage protection systems.
Still from the film Dreams by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. Warner Bros.

Journey to the land of lockdown dreams

Dreams that are more vivid, more frequent and more striking… Lockdown seems to trouble our nights as well as our days, and there's reason to believe that's not just a figment of our imagination.
A protester makes his views about the prime minister’s advisor clear outside Downing Street, May 2020. Yui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images

People have been switching off from coronavirus news – but the Dominic Cummings story cut through

COVID-19 'news fatigue' had set in with the UK public, but then the prime minister's chief advisor changed all that.

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