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India will complete over two months under lockdown by the time the fourth phase ends. One can hardly imagine the hardships migrants would have gone through by that time (“India extends lockdown for two more weeks as virus cases top 91,000,” May 18, Gulf Today).
A continuing problem with the handling of corona pandemic in India is that even after a long effective lockdown — which did save the country from a surge of infections that would have totally overwhelmed our governance — the logic of prevention through ‘social distancing’ and ‘surface hygiene’ has still not been put across to the common man here because of poor messaging.
In a sign of growing anxiety, Indian Railways, one of the world's biggest networks, cancelled all services except suburban and goods trains until March 31. The move will affect more than 20 million passengers a day and comes after several people tested positive for the virus after trips.
The UAE’s national campaign aimed at supporting volunteer efforts at the state level, harnessing the expertise, skills and talents of community members and involving them in the volunteering process has proved hugely successful.
The protests in the US show that finally the masses have realised that the power is with them and not with the single man at the centre, even though he holds the highest position in the country.
President Donald Trump’s announcement last week that he would terminate US membership in the World Health Organisation is but the latest in a long list of decisions he has made to walk away from international institutions and agreements.
Thirty-one years ago, on 4 June 1989, at 1am local time, the Chinese army moved violently against a pro-democracy, student-led movement voicing requests for deep reforms in Beijing: from a free press to increased political participation.