Pakistan has effectively used option of smart lockdown in previous waves of Coronavirus. Reuters
As the coronavirus-testing capacity is increasing in Pakistan many new cases of COVID-19 are emerging on a daily basis (“No immediate plan to go for stricter lockdown: Minister,” May 29, Gulf Today).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the population of 1.3 billion to keep indoors for 19 days more after a strict three-week lockdown, saying it was critical to save lives amid the pandemic.
A senior health official in Uzbekistan has said the country intends to take part in the final trials of Chinese and Russian vaccines for coronavirus vaccines and there is no plans to impose another lockdown.
The UAE’s handling of the coronavirus crisis has been exemplary, to say the least. Unlike countries such as America, India or Brazil, it has succeeded in keeping a lid on further infections. The total number of deaths are less than 1,600, which is a creditable achievement.
For many, life in New Zealand’s capital Wellington is largely back to normal. Its windswept streets are crowded with maskless shoppers and office workers, bars are packed and the economy is humming along. In the distinctive “Beehive” parliament
When he launched his campaign to become Florida’s governor in January 2018, few expected Ron DeSantis to prevail in America’s toughest political battleground. The 39-year-old congressman was largely unknown outside his Daytona Beach district.
“I just can’t wait to speak to her teacher once they’re back in. I want to know how my daughter’s doing. I want to know how she compares to the rest of her class.” This is a quote from a focus group that I ran last month to find out how parents had got on as