Category: Health and safety

health and safety

Islamic Society of Western Massachusetts among mosques to remain closed due to coronavirus pandemic

WEST SPRINGFIELD – The last day of Ramadan, the month-long fast observed by Muslims around the world, concludes Saturday, May 23, with Eid al-Fitr or the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast.
However, the annual prayer and celebratory gatherings that mark Ramadan’s end will be reduced to a smaller scale this year as many mosques in Massachusetts elect to remain closed in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. masslive

Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reëntry

Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reëntry | The New YorkerIn places around the world, lockdowns are lifting to various degrees—often prematurely. Experts have identified a few indicators that must be met to begin opening nonessential businesses safely: rates of new cases should be low and falling for at least two weeks; hospitals should be able to treat all coronavirus patients in need; and there should be a capacity to test everyone with symptoms. But then what? What are the rules for reëntry?…more: newyorker

255 cases of human trafficking in Switzerland in 2019

protestorsLast year marked a record high number of cases of human trafficking in Switzerland, a support group for female migrants reported on Monday.

The “Advocacy and Support for Migrant Women and Victims of Traffickingexternal link” (FIZ) group said in its annual report that it recorded 255 cases in 2019, 169 of which involved women.

The victims came from countries including Nigeria, Hungary, Afghanistan, and Romania,…MORE: SWISSINFO