South Africa’s hospital cleaners at the front of the queue for the vaccine

24th of February 2021
South Africa’s hospital cleaners at the front of the queue for the vaccine

Hospital cleaners in Cape Town will be among the first healthcare workers to be inoculated when the Covid-19 vaccine is rolled out.

A union-led campaign helped to clinch the decision to extend the vaccine roll-out to cover household and cleaning staff along with medical workers.

Nehawu's Western Cape provincial secretary Eric Kweleta said: "We

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Joke-telling cleaning robot trialled on UK hospital wards

23rd of February 2021
Joke-telling cleaning robot trialled on UK hospital wards

A floor-cleaning robot that can tell jokes and sing songs is being trialled on a children's ward in the UK.

Trust managers claim the machine has the dual benefit of amusing and distracting young patients while also freeing up cleaners to focus on sanitising Covid-19 touch-points.

Built by LionsBot, the robot - named Ella - has been trialled by

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NZ quarantine cleaners ‘underpaid and undervalued’

22nd of February 2021
NZ quarantine cleaners ‘underpaid and undervalued’

A cleaner working in a New Zealand quarantine facility has spoken out about the tough conditions she faces every day.

The unnamed cleaner describes herself and her colleagues as the "forgotten border workers - overlooked and underpaid for the work they are doing to keep the country safe from Covid-19".

She worries constantly about passing

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards to return in Spring 2022

18th of February 2021
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards to return in Spring 2022

The European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - the professional cleaning sector's only pan-European awards programme - will return in Spring 2022 to celebrate the successes of the industry.

After the 2020 event was postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the organisers have now confirmed that the fifth awards event will take place on April

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Gravity-defying ‘floating’ toilet opens in Tokyo

16th of February 2021
Gravity-defying ‘floating’ toilet opens in Tokyo

A toilet block in the form of a cube that appears to be hovering above the ground is the latest in a series of cleverly-designed public conveniences to be opened in Tokyo.

Located in the city's Sendagaya Station, the floating appearance of the 7.5-metre tall concrete structure is created by means of an open space left at the building's base. A

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New laptops could help prevent the spread of germs in schools

15th of February 2021
New laptops could help prevent the spread of germs in schools

A series of antibacterial laptops developed by computer manufacturer Acer aim to help pupils get safely back into the classroom.

Schools have closed their doors to pupils in various countries worldwide as governments attempt to limit the spread of Covid-19.

Students are currently learning online in Greece, the UK and Germany, whose government

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