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With India’s 1.3 billion people under lockdown, a third of the planet — some 2.9 billion people according to an AFP tally — is now under orders to stay home, and this certainly is one of the most challenging periods for humanity.
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.
Filipinos in the UAE support the decision of the Duterte Administration in imposing a March 15 to April 14 “community quarantine” of the national capital region of Metro Manila (MM) to contain the rapid spread of the global pandemic Coronavirus 2019 (COVID19).
This year’s major UN food security update highlights over the past five years tens of millions of people have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished, and that’s indeed distressing news.
The Presidential mask has finally appeared — he doesn’t look like the Lone Ranger! The use of the Presidential seal on the side of the mask is amusing, if not inappropriate given what the seal symbolises.
India enters the Guinness World Records for the world’s largest camera trap wildlife survey. The All India Tiger Estimation 2018, released last year, has set the world record.
For the last four months our focus has been on tackling the devastating impact of COVID-19. Life as we know it has changed dramatically as we’ve all made huge sacrifices and played our part in reducing the spread of the virus.