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Apr 01 2021 - 03:40 PM
Daily News from Around the World: 4/1/21

Welcome to the daily news! Today’s stories include an update for a historic library in Turkey. The military has announced a ceasefire in Myanmar that has some skeptical. There are also several updates on the pandemic and vaccine effort. These front page headlines are courtesy of

Irish Times, Published in Dublin, Ireland

French lockdown measures will be extended to the whole country for four weeks

As France battles its third wave, the president has announced a lockdown lasting four weeks. Schools will also close as they have become a key point of infection. The government will continue to provide aid to stores and businesses that must close at an estimated cost of 11 billion Euros per month. 

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Daily Sabah, Published in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul’s Beyazit library transfers historic collection to digital

Beyazit State Library is Turkey’s first national library, founded in the Ottoman Empire. They are now undertaking an effort to digitize all their material holdings. Due to a law in the country, they have a copy of everything published in Turkey.

Kuwait Times, Published in Kuwait, Kuwait

WHO gives nod to China vaccines, Pfizer jab effective, Russia registers vaccine for animals

The World Health Organization has given clearance to the two Chinese vaccines, Sinovac and Sinopharm. This approval will hopefully speed up vaccination rates in many countries. Furthermore, Russia has formulated a vaccine for animals that could help prevent further mutations of coronavirus. 

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The National, Published in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Myanmar junta announces one-month ceasefire

The commander of the military in Myanmar has announced a temporary ceasefire in order to celebrate the Burmese New Year and conduct peace talks. Oppositional parties are skeptical that the violence will end. The terms of the pause in operations exclude anything interfering with government security and administration.

Daily Commercial News and Construction Record, Published in Markham, Canada

Modular building expedites affordable housing and long-term care construction during pandemic

One outcome of the pandemic has been the increased emphasis on the need for affordable housing. Construction companies are now pivoting away from projects in hospitality to focus on inexpensive housing for multi-families and long-term care.


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