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  • Sri Lanka; COVID curfew and after0

    N Sathiya Moorthy 23 March 2020 In the absence of a cure for COVID-19, Governments across the world are doing the next best thing, to ensure minimum damage under the circumstances. Shut-down or lock-down, to borrow a new-generation western terminology are the only way to ensure that the virus does not take the pandemic form,

  • Modi’s canceled Bangladesh visit is an opportunity0

    by Ali Riaz      19 March 2020 India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina before their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, October 5, 2019. REUTERS/Altaf Hussain Bangladesh’s decision to cancel the public celebration event of ‘the Mujib centennial’ due to public health concerns after the detection of

  • As Pakistan trails, India sets to improve journo-murder index0

    by Navo J. Thakuria 17 March 2020 As Pakistan trails, India sets to improve journo-murder index by Nava J. Thakuria As the year 2020 rolls on, Pakistan reported the first murder of journalists in the Indian subcontinent. All other countries in the subcontinent have evaded killing of any scribes in the last two months. Around

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  • Tabligh, Religion, and Corona

    by Asif Ibrahim 4 April 2020 Tabligh men organised a congregation of 250,000 participants near Lahore in Pakistan on March 11, despite the request of the Pak authorities to postpone or cancel it. And they gifted the perils of Corona virus, and deaths to whole of the Muslim world from Gaza to Malaysia. They have

  • United Nations interagency Covid-19 memo: Without interventions, “upto 2 million” people may die in Bangladesh

    Leaked UN interagency memo led by WHO predicts “complete saturation” of the health system early in the Covid-19 epidemic and “rampant” exposure of healthcare workers in Bangladesh. Netra News March 28, 2020 According to a leaked interagency United Nations (UN) memo, the Covid-19 epidemic could result in “between half a million [to] 2 million” deaths

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