A video grab shows doctors and patients practising Tai Chi.
Gulf Today Report
It’s a sight you don’t get to see every day. In the midst of the gloom and doom over coronavirus cases that have rocked not just China but other countries also, one gets to see some unusual happenings.
In a makeshift hospital in Wuhan, patients and doctors are seen making strange movements with their arms and legs, in slow motion of course.
They are practising the martial arts therapy of Tai Chi. A video has been circulated to this effect.
The hands of the doctors and patients sway gracefully, even as they strike martial arts poses, shifting focus from the right leg to the left and vice versa.
The therapy is believed to be beneficial to health. It helps check anxiety levels and increases energy.
China's National Health Commission said it had recorded 121 new deaths and 5,090 new coronavirus cases on the mainland on Feb.13, taking the accumulated total infected to 63,851 people.
The latest case is a 37 years old Chinese who was diagnosed during a routine check-up which was conducted as per the World Health Organisation standards.
Hospital staff in the Chinese city where the coronavirus originated removed their masks ceremoniously as the country’s last emergency hospital, built to handle the crisis, was closed.
An Asian national, 31, threatened his former fiancée and her sister with posting photos and divulge matters of honour on WhatsApp and social media, using fake accounts.
Doctors and nurses, still wearing protective gear, lined up clapping for Hiroaki Fujita as he left the Dubai World Trade Centre which was converted to a 3,000-bed field hospital in April to treat virus patients.
Parents in the UAE have got online platforms to keep their children creatively engaged during the two-month long summer vacation. Madrasa e-learning platform has teamed up with children’s book publishers in the UAE and the region to develop engaging animated lessons to teach children Arabic. On the other hand, the UAE Ministry of Education and Cambridge University Press have formed a collaboration to boost children’s confidence and happiness while they stay at home.