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Olympics being postponed

Time magazine writes about how the 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by a year after Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reaches an agreement with International Olympic Committee.

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Africa’s mountain gorillas at risk of coronavirus

Congo’s Virunga National Park, home to about a third of the world’s mountain gorillas, is barring visitors until June 1, citing “advice from scientific experts indicating that primates, including mountain gorillas, are likely susceptible to complications arising from the COVID-19 virus.”

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New Yorker creates a roller rink in her home for quarantine

In an article from the NY Daily News, New Yorker Naeemah Lamont creates a roller rink in her home when her beloved skating rink shuts sdown due to coronavirus. 

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Australians Who Skated Wuhan During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Vice writes about professional inline skaters Rob Kellet and Josh Nielsen who become trapped in the centre of Wuhan, the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic. They skated around the city’s traffic free concrete and had no idea how hectic things would get. 

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A turning point in history

This article in the New Statesman looks at how the pandemic could be a game changer

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Instigating change
Here the New Statesman discusses how the pandemic might be a catalyst for changing our approach to life.

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Planning your escape
The Atlantic published this article about the value of planning a post-pandemic holiday.

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Getting along during isolation
The BBC looks at maintaining relationships during a lockdown.

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The world in lockdown
Using maps and charts, the BBC illustrates our world in lockdown.

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Pandemics and conspiracy theories
This piece in the New Statesman looks at how pandemics create conspiracy theories.

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Protecting your mental health
This BBC piece gives advice about how to protect your headspace.

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Domestic violence during the lockdown
The NZ Herald looks at domestic violence as a potentially second and silent epidemic.

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