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10 children have died of COVID-19 in SA: Health Department

2 July 2020, 9:42 PM

10 children have died of COVID-19 in South Africa, with 2 deaths in the past week alone. Statistics from the Department of Health also revealed that children make up approximately 6% of COVID-19 infections in the country.

England’s Rashford steps up campaign over free meals for children

15 June 2020, 10:00 PM

Manchester United and England forward Marcus Rashford has stepped up his campaign for the government to fund free meals for struggling children through the summer, support he himself had to rely on as a boy.

Ethiopia moves children from streets to shelters to slow coronavirus

12 June 2020, 8:42 AM

When Olana Abdulsewud was woken by the police in Addis Ababa early one morning in March, the Ethiopian teenager was relieved. Begging to survive on the streets had become increasingly tough for Olana, one of an estimated 10,000 homeless children in Ethiopia’s capital, since the arrival of the new coronavirus.

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About 755 children under 9 years have contracted COVID-19: Health Department

29 May 2020, 9:00 AM

Statistics revealed by the Health Department reveal that 755 children under the age of nine have contracted COVID-19.

Masks too dangerous for children under 2, Japan medical group says

26 May 2020, 5:25 AM

Children under the age of two shouldn’t wear masks because they can make breathing difficult and increase the risk of choking, a Japan medical group said, launching an urgent appeal to parents as the country reopens from the coronavirus crisis.

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