Thursday's Good News

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

Collection of positive news snippets from around the world on 30 April.


  • Quarantini? Let OGN familiarise you with the new lockdown lingo.

  • Captain Tom Moore, the fund raising hero and chart topper, is 100 years old today.

  • Improve your day: 5 minute video showing some great stretches to awaken your body.

  • One loo roll now worth more than a barrel of crude oil.

  • Kind dog owner in a block of flats in Berlin is lending her dog to neighbours for them to enjoy going out for walks together.

  • Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, to be turned into vast open-air bar and cafe to allow physical distancing during lockdown. Brilliant!

  • World's stock markets soar on coronavirus treatment hopes. Oxford lab leads the race.

  • After working with Deliveroo to serve more than 10,000 meals to charities and NHS workers from its kitchens, Nando’s has started offering home delivery from six outlets – four in London and two in Manchester – as part of a gradual reopening process.

  • Flexible working will be 'new normal' after lockdown, say bosses.

  • Great news! You don't have to jump off a mountain in a wing suit to enjoy it.

  • 6 year old boy in British Columbia decided to spread joy in his community by setting up a “drive-by joke stand” so he could make his neighbours laugh (while respecting social distancing) and gets a shout out on Twitter by Hollywood A-lister and fellow Canadian, Ryan Reynolds.

  • Research is discovering all the different ways that nature benefits our well-being, health, and relationships. Find out what really happens when we reconnect with nature.

  • A London bus stop has been transformed into a children's art gallery by a local resident who wanted to brighten the drudgery of lockdown life, creating a colourful community hub.