A quick snapshot of positive news from around the world.
New Zealand: Bars reopened last night, but fun is kept at arm's length.
Italy: an accountant whose son bought her a raffle ticket as a Christmas present won a Pablo Picasso oil painting valued at €1m in a charity draw on Wednesday.
Canada: government buying hotels to house the homeless and also to re-hire workers.
Denmark: country approves start of work for €7 billion 18km underwater tunnel to Germany.
eBikes: set to boom post-lockdown. We review one of the best to get you from A to B, and back again.
Europe: if you missed it last night, don't forget that tonight until Sunday is ideal for watching a spacecraft zoom over your home at 17,000 mph, 200 miles up in the sky. Click link for timings and which direction to look.
US: The University of California has announced that it has fully divested from all fossil fuels, making it the nation’s largest educational institution to do so.
Companies seeing growth right now have a purpose larger than profitability.
Brazil: Rio residents seeking a furry friend to pass the long days in isolation, but unable to visit the dog shelter, now enjoy a delivery service. After an online screening, workers identify and suggest the most suitable pets, before spaying, vaccinating and delivering them to the doorstep.
Meanwhile, a pet shop near Windsor Castle, called A Dog's Life, provides community spirit, coffee and a taste of normality for locals.
London: virus fading in London as major hospitals report no deaths for 48 hours.