Good News Sunday

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

Collection of positive news snippets from around the globe.


  • Las Vegas: First pool party takes place after 78 days of lockdown as hotel casinos throw open their doors.

  • India: While it lasts, a clean, revitalised Yamuna River augurs well for the environmental condition of the Taj Mahal, India’s famed monument to love that stands on the riverbank.

  • US: Economy unexpectedly added jobs in May, offering the clearest signal yet that the downturn is probably over, though the road to recovery could be long.

  • Kenya: 9 year old boy who made a wooden hand washing machine to limit the spread of Covid-19 received a presidential award last week.

  • Toronto: Cancer survivor sews 600 masks for community. Deanna Insley is donating the masks to the hospital where she received treatment.

  • New York: Ordinary people doing extraordinary things during lockdown. Greg Dailey is just one of many. His is an inspiring, heart-warming story.

  • Australia: One man's letter drop to everyone in his street at the start of the pandemic led to everyone connecting with each other and sharing the load during the crisis. Neighbours!

  • Canada: The world’s first 'Wood of Life' has just opened: an area of land devoted exclusively to creating forests of trees grown from the remains of loved ones.

  • Hong Kong: Police allow thousands to defy Tiananmen Vigil ban, contrary to instructions from the authorities.

  • Sweden: Closes last coal-fired power station two years ahead of schedule.

  • Italy: First European nation to fully open its borders to international travellers.

  • “Resignation can be an act of leadership”: Why Alexis Ohanian, husband to Serena Williams, gave up his Reddit board seat.