Monday Mood Boost

Snippets of good news from around the globe to get your week off to a bright start.

  • French soprano Marianne Crebassa (pictured) is performing today at London's Wigmore Hall at 19.30 GMT. Watch the video stream live: wigmore-hall.org.uk

  • Iceland: Conservationists celebrate as nation's whaling fleet stays tied up in port.

  • New York: Doctors on front line of worst-hit city in world say it’s time to end shutdown.

  • Greece: After taking tough and early action, the country lifts lockdown and can now look forward to a summer tourist season beginning in July.

  • France: Newly developed enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles in hours is on track to change the recycling game.

  • Hong Kong reports zero new Covid-19 cases for first time in six weeks.

  • Scotland: The First Minister announces people can go outside for exercise as many times a day as they like from today.

  • Canada: Ontario allows stores to reopen for curbside pickups of alcohol today, and allows price reductions.

  • Looking for something new to do or learn this week? Check out OGN Daily's top 10 lockdown busting app recommendations.

  • eBay is enjoying a renaissance as Brits buy and sell their way through lockdown.

  • England: Brits who can't work from home will be able to go back to work shortly.

  • In 1847, the Choctaw people (from Oklahoma) collected $170 to send to Irish citizens who were starving during the potato famine. Now, donations are pouring in from people across Ireland to support the Navajo Nation and Hopi reservation during the pandemic.