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Time to be humbler, more human as we deal with coronavirus fallout

Time to be humbler, more human as we deal with coronavirus fallout

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: A Tunisian superstar has called on people to draw lessons from the coronavirus tragedy that has befallen the world to engage in introspection, work on ways to get rid of their arrogance and become humbler. “We are going through a worldwide tragedy, and people have to look carefully into their lives […]

“Rice ATM” launched in Vietnam to help the needy amid coronavirus pandemic

“Rice ATM” launched in Vietnam to help the needy amid coronavirus pandemic

HO CHI MINH CITY: A Vietnamese entrepreneur has invented an automatic rice dispenser, a “Rice ATM”, that offer the needy free rice 24 hours a day. Hoang Tuan Anh’s expectation is to curb the potential COVID-19 cross transmissions when rice from charitable organizations is distributed in person, Vietnam Times reports. The director of an electronic […]

Sunbathers ordered to wear facemasks in fight against coronavirus

Sunbathers ordered to wear facemasks in fight against coronavirus

Pardubice: Police officers in the Czech Republic have told nudists that they must abide by government regulations and wear facemasks even when they are sunbathing naked. Officers in the Pardubice Region in the eastern part of the Czech historical region of Bohemia said they were called to a lake around Bohdaneč Spa where large crowds […]

South Koreans go for video tours, drive-thru viewing, flower delivery to savor spring blossoms amid pandemic

South Koreans go for video tours, drive-thru viewing, flower delivery to savor spring blossoms amid pandemic

SEOUL: Lee Ga-ram, 37, was forced to give up her decade-long annual ritual of having a picture taken of herself in the same spot at Seokchon Lake, one of Seoul’s most popular cherry blossom sites, as access to the park was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. “It is just five minutes away from my […]

COVID-19 infections in Africa represent 0.71% of world figure

COVID-19 infections in Africa represent 0.71% of world figure

By Habib Toumi MANAMA: Only two of the 54 countries making up the African continent are virus-free: Comoros and Lesotho. The African countries have so far 11,440 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing 0.71% of the world figure, 574 deaths (0.59% of the world), and 1,405 recoveries (0.39% of the international figure). South Africa topped in Southern Africa […]

Confronting racism amid COVID-19 pandemic is ethical duty

Confronting racism amid COVID-19 pandemic is ethical duty

People’s Daily Beijing: A civilized society must have its bottom line, and that is why there is no time to delay uprooting racism from the earth. In the global fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), every one should take on their responsibilities as the exacerbating pandemic has already put human civilization to the test. […]

WUHAN: United front puts city on road to recovery

WUHAN: United front puts city on road to recovery

By Wang Xiaodong China Daily  Workers face range of challenges during outbreak WUHAN: Hua Yuchen, a music teacher in Wuhan, Hubei province, was one of the first to volunteer her services after the city was locked down on Jan 23 in an effort to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak. “I had been following news of […]

Prime minister praises Mongolians’ resilience, announces MNT 5.1 trillion plan to combat COVID-19

Prime minister praises Mongolians’ resilience, announces MNT 5.1 trillion plan to combat COVID-19

By Tuul Chuluunbaatar ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA: After an extraordinary meeting of the Government of Mongolia, Prime Minister Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh made a statement on the measures to be taken by the Government to support the economy in connection with the transition to a higher level of preparedness throughout the country amid the coronavirus outbreak. “As the Prime […]

Satanic Viruses

Satanic Viruses

By Ashraf Aboul-Yazid President of Asia Journalists Association (AJA) CAIRO: As the whole world is combating coronavirus, the destructive virus of modern times, Egyptians, both authorities and people, are persuading themselves that they are in fact fighting more than that one specific virus! The first virus the Egyptian government faces – in its long war […]

Bahrain using tracker bracelets to geofence self-isolating individuals

Bahrain using tracker bracelets to geofence self-isolating individuals

By Habib Toumi Manama: Bahrain is leveraging technology to ensure that people under compulsory home quarantines do not move away from the confines of their homes. Electronic tracker wristbands that alert authorities to rogue escapees have been rolled out by the island kingdom as it seeks to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). […]

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