Good News Monday

Updated: May 5, 2020

Starting your week with a collection of positive news stories from around the world.


  • Kicking off with the fantastic news that scientists in South Korea have concluded we cannot be infected twice by Covid-19. So, all those nasty rumours are wrong!

  • The endangered golden lion tamarin monkey population to recover thanks to a forest bridge in Brazil.

  • Malaysia is celebrating two consecutive years with zero indigenous malaria cases. If the country continues for another year, they will officially be a malaria-free nation.

  • New York: To honour those on the front lines, the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge was lit up by more than 1,300 little lights to spell out ‘THANK YOU!’

  • According to the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air, sharp falls in road traffic and industrial emissions has led to 11,000 fewer deaths from pollution in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, and 6,000 fewer children developing asthma.

  • Brits dig in for lockdown: top 5 recommendations for buying plants online.

  • Primary schools in UK look set to re-open in June as part of 'blueprint' to unlock the country.

  • Dame Vera Lynn: ‘It is so important to keep going, keep smiling and keep hoping’.

  • Brits enjoy 42 extra minutes of lie-in under lockdown, sleep tracking data shows. Isolation is causing people to sleep as if it were the weekend, catching up on rest that we often deny ourselves.

  • Greenhouse gas emissions to fall 8% in 2020: International Energy Agency says it's the largest recorded drop in human history.

  • A young Italian student trapped in Spain during lockdown was recently driven 1,500km home for free by a young Spanish cab driver. Hats off to Kepa Amantegi.

  • Good news for farmers in East Anglia: Luton airport briefly bursts into life at the weekend, as Wizz Air flies in a few hundred seasonal pickers from Bulgaria.