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26 March 2021 Pretoria – The Council of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa ( ICASA/the Authority) has resolved to review the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations (The Regulations) and extend the temporary radio frequency spectrum assignments issued to licensees for another two months (from 1 April 2021 to 31...
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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2451994421000043#coi0010 Abstract Night shift work is a risk factor for viral infection, suggesting that night shift schedules compromise host defense mechanisms. Prior studies have investigated changes in the temporal profiles of circulating cytokines important for priming and restraining the immune response to infectious challenges from night shift work, but not by way of a 24-h...
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The European Parliament wants to make the right to disconnect a legal right in the EU  Parliament wants to protect employees’ fundamental right to disconnect from work and not to be reachable outside working hours. Digital tools have increased efficiency and flexibility for employers and employees, but also created a constantly on-call culture, with employees...
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University of Minnesota CIDRAP Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy Source: https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2021/01/vision-problems-arise-young-school-kids-covid-19-quarantine Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP News  | Jan 14, 2021 The prevalence of near-sightedness, or myopia, increased 1.4 to 3 times in Chinese children aged 6 to 8 years during COVID-19 quarantine, according to a study today in JAMA Ophthalmology. Led by researchers at Tianjin...
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11 January 2021 The Authority continues to note media reports with regards to the deployment of the Fifth-Generation (5G) technologies and infrastructure and its purported relation to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Authority would like to urge all South Africans not to be swayed by these conspiracy theories that are hell-bent on bringing...
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Source: https://www.consultancy.uk/news/26481/global-telecom-industry-takes-31-billion-hit-due-to-covid-19 05 January 2021 Consultancy.uk The Covid-19 pandemic has dented a major blow to the global telecoms industry, wiping off £31 billion in revenues according to a new study from Analysys Mason. While the outlook for 2021 is better, spurred by booming activity in the connectivity and remote working segment, it will take the industry...
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Nejatifard M, Asefi S, Jamali R, Hamblin MR, Fekrazad R. Probable positive effects of the photobiomodulation as an adjunctive treatment in COVID-19: A systematic review. Cytokine. 2021 Jan;137:155312. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2020.155312. Epub 2020 Oct 12. PMID: 33128927; PMCID: PMC7550078. Abstract Background: COVID-19, as a newly-emerged viral infection has now spread all over the world after originating in...
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Ziani, Otman (2020) ‘The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism in the time of Covid-19: The Case of North Africa’, Rowaq Arabi 25 (4), pp. 77-92. Source: https://rowaq.cihrs.org/the-rise-of-digital-authoritarianism-in-the-time-of-covid-19-the-case-of-north-africa/?lang=en By Otman Ziani, a professor of public law at Mohamed I University – Morocco. He is specialised in topics of political and constitutional life. Abstract At the forefront of...
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