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A team of more than 100 volunteer data-grabbers, journalists, scientists, visualisation specialists, designers, project managers, and many others help fill public health data gaps.
The Irish Food Board set up a special grant to support the marketing and sales initiatives of the Irish food and horticulture industry.
To support the education sector, non-governmental organisations and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Slovak Republic launched an online platform with up-to-date information and guidelines for schools, teachers, parents, and students.
A new global learning platform to help address COVID-19 education crisis is launched by UNICEF to keep children learning.
The government of Panama developed two virtual assistants named Rosa and Paco. Both help citizens by answering questions about health and security matters during the coronavirus crisis.
In the Colombian capital of Bogotá, bike lanes were temporarily opened to avoid crowds in times of social distancing.
The FT Innovative Lawyers Global Legal Hackathon was launched to identify and create new products and services that address the most pressing legal challenges post-Covid-19.
The Italian Minister for Families runs an online platform for families to keep them informed on current situation and stay in contact with them.
To make it possible for families to reunite at least virtually, the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are supplying their wards with 100 iPads, complete with FaceTime, Skype and Zoom.
A chatbot on government websites helps to prevent the spread of misinformation and keeps emergency phone lines free.