Friday, July 30, 2021


Chinese city offers cash for births as alarm grows over China’s ageing population

All across China there are fewer and fewer young workers available to keep the economy going.

Israel approves Covid jabs for at-risk children aged 5-11

They will be offered a Pfizer-BioNTech dose of 0.1 millilitre, three times less than the standard vaccine.

Jordan to open Covid vaccinations for 12-year-olds

Vaccination will be optional, and those under 18 will be able to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine with the consent of their guardian.

EU watchdog approves Moderna jab for ages 12 and up

The vaccine will be given in two injections, each four weeks apart.

Review underway to tighten application approval for care centres, says minister

Rina Harun also urges the public to lodge reports instead of sharing photographs or recordings of abuse involving children, as the latter is an offence under the Child Act.

After Bella, questions swirl over unregistered NGOs

The SOPs of the social welfare department have been questioned following reports of a young girl with Down syndrome suffering abuse at a home in Kuala Lumpur.

Kenya arrests ‘bloodthirsty vampire’ over child killings

His victims were drugged and drained of their blood and some of them strangled, police say.

Think tank calls for child protection policies amid anger over Down syndrome girl’s plight

Galen Centre says welfare homes working on the basis of 'good intentions' is not enough.

UN warns of ‘perfect storm’ as childhood vaccination plummets

A full 23 million children missed out on basic childhood vaccines last year.

Children falling ill due to Covid ‘immunity debt’

The elderly and people with suppressed immune systems are also vulnerable as they fail to build up immunity against other viruses due to the pandemic.

Keep an eye on that screen time, parents warned as pandemic effects emerge

The overuse of gadgets affects more than children's eyesight, experts say.

China’s ‘midnight patrol’ goes live in crackdown on young gamers posing as adults

Children have been using fake IDs to get around a government gaming curfew.

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