A Member of Parliament who is a wheelchair user disembarks from his vehicle within Parliament precincts. His aide assists him to access the Chamber. The MP has been working on an amendment to the Persons with Disabilities Act to align it to the new realities of a fast-changing modern world.
The Triumph of Death by artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, circa 1562. Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year offers important lessons amid our COVID-19 pandemic. Here are nine lessons that we can pick. A dreadful plague in London was In the year sixty-five, Which swept an hundred
The lowest estimate of the pandemic’s worldwide death toll is twenty one million, in a world with a population less than one-third today’s. That estimate comes from a contemporary study of the disease and newspapers have often cited it since, but it is almost certainly wrong. Epidemiologists today estimate
In response to COVID-19, Kenya’s Health Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Mutahi Kagwe, published five Rules on April 6, 2020: The Public Health (COVID-19 Restriction of Movement of Persons and other Related Measures) Rules, 2020 The Public Health (COVID-19 Restriction of Movement of Persons and Related Measures) (Nairobi Metropolitan Area) Order, 2020
In response to COVID-19, the Parliament of Ghana enacted the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) National Trust Fund Act, 2020 on Thursday, April 2, 2020. It was assented to by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on April 3, 2020. According to the sponsor of the legislation: The object of the Bill
Yesterday, I issued the epidemic notice, and today the Minister of Civil Defence declared a state of national emergency, both of which provide us the powers for Government to move the country to level 4. This is the second time in New Zealand’s history that a state of national emergency
In response to COVID-19, the New Zealand Parliament enacted the COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Act 2020 on March 25. The legislation was assented to on the same day. The COVID-19 Response (Urgent Management Measures) Legislation Bill 2020 (at it was then) was a Government Bill sponsored by Hon.
In response to COVID-19, the Parliament of Canada enacted the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act. The Royal Assent on the legislation was on March 25. The Bill (as it was then) was sponsored by the Minister of Finance and was introduced in the House of Commons on March 24. It was
It has been reported that the White House and Senate leaders struck a major deal early Wednesday morning over a $2-trillion relief package to help the American people stay afloat amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The Senate is scheduled to debate the Bill today. The Bill is accessible here. The US
In response to COVID-19, the UK Parliament is currently considering two bills. They are the Coronavirus Bill and the Contingencies Fund Bill. The Coronavirus Bill As of March 24, the Bill had passed in the House of Commons and was being debated in the House of Lords. According to the