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COVID-19 outbreak in Macau

Macau to extend city lockdown, casino closure until Friday

HONG KONG (Reuters) -Macau's government will extend a lockdown of casinos and other businesses until Friday, as authorities grapple to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the world's biggest gambling hub, according a statement on its website.

FILE PHOTO: Protest following the death of Debanhi Escobar, in Mexico City

Pandemic surge in gender violence met with 'vanishingly small' funds, says U.N.

A "vanishingly small" proportion of COVID-19 funding went to tackling violence against women and girls that spiralled during the pandemic, a United Nations report https://www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications/2022/06/government-responses-to-covid-19-lessons-on-gender-equality-for-a-world-in-turmoil said on Thursday.

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