#Covid-19 News

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A wildlife forensics laboratory launched in Singapore last year is making breakthroughs in tracking down criminal syndicates trafficking in wildlife.
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An initial 10 million pieces were distributed by the central bank for the rollout, with another 490 million pieces due to be distributed next year.
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About 195 countries were set to finalise an accord to safeguard plants, animals and ecosystems at the UN talks, known as COP15, which had been due to start late last month in the Chinese city of Kunming.
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Low pay, long hours, risky conditions: what is the price of the West's wardrobe? As an economic crisis stalls Sri Lanka's pandemic recovery, women garment workers are bearing the brunt.
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#Covid-19 Opinion

Maria Ressa, investigative journalist
Authoritarian governments have weaponised online tools and platforms to control journalists and stifle freedom of expression.
Women and climate action
The "shadow pandemic" of sexual and gender-based violence during the Covid-19 crisis shows that it will be up to women themselves to topple the structural hurdles that have left them vulnerable. Fortunately, the past two years have shown that this is possible, with many examples revealing how all of society benefits.
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COVAX was supposed to be the elixir for vaccine inequality – it wasn’t. However, lessons can be taken from previous global experiences to help make progress.
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Investments in physical infrastructure such as highways and power lines have been lagging behind what is needed to meet development goals. To kickstart post-pandemic recovery, there is a need to invest in green infrastructure.
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#Covid-19 Videos

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The origin of Covid-19 is believed to be a market selling live wild animals. Eco-Business asked Anbarasi Boopal of Singapore-based animal welfare charity Acres about the link between the exploitation of animals and pandemics, and what can be done to curb the illegal wildlife trade.
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#Covid-19 Podcasts

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What are the dangers of gender bias in technology design and what are the market opportunities for womentech—technologies that centre the needs of women?
The EB Podcast talked to Rob Kaplan
2020 was a bad year plastic recycling and ocean pollution. Eco-Business asked Circulate Capital CEO Rob Kaplan how the circular economy can be rebuilt in Asia this year.
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