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Coronavirus: Amitabh Bachan’s Family Test’s Covid-19 Positive

Coronavirus: Amitabh Bachan’s Family Test’s Covid-19 Positive

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As the coronavirus situation worsens in India, Amitabh Bachan the legendary Bollywood actor who appeared in more than 200 movies over the last 5 decades announced on twitter that he has tested positive for Covid-19 to his millions of fans.

“I have tested Covid-19 positive, shifted to hospital, hospital informing authorities, family and staff undergone tests, results awaited,” he wrote.

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His son and Bollywood actor Abishek Bachan, his daughter in law Aishwarya Rai and his granddaughter Aaradhaya have also tested positive. His wife Jaya Bachan is Covid-19 negative. Bachan aged 77 and his son is admitted into isolation unit of Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai. According to sources both are having mild symptoms. He urged anyone who had been close to him in the past 10 days to get tested.

Mumbai municipal officials have since put up banners outside the actor’s house in the city, classifying it as a “containment zone”. His staff from all his residences has been tested and results are awaited. Fellow celebrities have wished bachan’s family for quick recovery.

India has seen a sharp rise in its coronavirus cases with about 850,000 cases on Saturday, the third highest in World.

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Hagia Sophia: Turkish beauty from Museum to Mosque

Hagia Sophia: Turkish beauty
from Museum to Mosque

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Hagia Sophia the iconic Turkish building is the former Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal Cathedral, later turned into Ottoman Imperial Mosque located in Istanbul, Turkey. Hagia Sophia was built in AD 537 by Byzantine Empire and it was world’s largest building and engineering marvel of its time, it is famous for its large dome. It was constructed during 532 and 537 on the orders of Roman Emperor Justinian I as the third Church of Holy Wisdom.

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Sultan Mehmet II also known as Mehmet the Conqueror took Constantinople (Istanbul) on 29 May 1453 after epic battle against Byzantine Empire and converted the church into Mosque. It remained Mosque until 1935 when Mustafa Kamal Ataturk became the first Turkish President and founder of the Republic of Turkey. He ordered to convert Hagia Sophia Mosque into Museum. 

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Islamists in Turkey have always been in the favor of converting the museum into mosque but opposed by liberals of country. On July 10, 2020 Turkish court revoked the museum status of Hagia Sophia clearing the way for its conversion into Mosque.

“It was concluded that the settlement deed allocated it as a mosque and its use outside this character is not possible legally,” Turkey’s top administrative court said in a ruling.

“The cabinet decision in 1934 that ended its use as a mosque and defined it as a museum did not comply with laws,” it said.

Turkish President also favored the conversion of museum into mosque and he already announced its conversion into a mosque on the UN cultural heritage forum.

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Hunger could kill millions more than Covid-19

Hunger could kill millions more than Covid-19, warns Oxfam

Hunger could kill millions!

A new study by Oxfam; a charitable organization has warned the world for the incoming hunger crisis. 12000 people can die daily of hunger by the end of the year. Millions of people are being pushed towards hunger by the coronavirus pandemic and it could end up killing more people of hunger as compared to virus itself.

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The biggest reasons are lockdowns, closed borders, curfews and travel restrictions. More than 1 million extra people in Afghanistan are facing famine increasing tally from 2.5 million to 3.5 million in May,2020 .Humanitarian disaster in Yemen has also triggered, where two third are already facing severe hunger.

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“People queue at flour, split peas and food for children at an Oxfam distribution point in Herat, Afghanistan.” Earlier this year

Coronavirus has already forced people in poorest countries into hunger and poverty. Unemployment, lack of health facilities food shortage is worsening day by day. The countries identified by Oxfam as extreme hunger hotspots includes Afghanistan, Congo, Yemen, Venezuela, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Syria and Haiti.

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“The knock-on impacts of Covid-19 are far more widespread than the virus itself, pushing millions of the world’s poorest people deeper into hunger and poverty. It is vital governments contain the spread of this deadly disease, but they must also prevent it killing as many – if not more – people from hunger,”

Said the chief executive of Oxfam GB, Danny Sriskandarajah.

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“Covid-19 a pandemic far from over”

“Covid-19 a pandemic far from over”

According to the latest data by John Hopkins University of Medicine there are more than 10.6 million cases globally with 515,000 deaths. It took about 6 days to reach from 9 to 10 million the fastest increase ever. Although the situation is very much controlled in Europe but USA has seen a sudden spike in the cases. USA the most affected country from pandemic saw an increase in the cases after easing restriction in states like Florida, Texas, Arizona and California and are declared the new epicenters of the novel coronavirus; these states are have recorded the highest number of daily cases. President Donald Trump while addressing the rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma encouraged government to slow down the testing as according to him more tests means more cases. The ease of restrictions resulted in flooding of people in pubs and beaches with majority ignoring the face covering and social distancing precautions. Dr. Fauci the top infectious disease scientists of US has predicted that if the situation continues USA will have 100,000 cases daily. A deadly increase in cases is also predicted in US after 4th of July the independence day of United States.

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Brazil the hotspot of coronavirus in South America is having record cases and deaths. According to official figures Brazil now have 1.4 million cases with 60,000 deaths. The government of Brazil has totally failed to control the pandemic and according to neutral agencies the actual number of cases is far higher than the official cases provided by Brazilian Government.

In south Asia as India is easing lockdown in stages the pandemic is accelerating. Mumbai the densely populated city of India is facing health crisis. With about 20,000 cases and more than 400 deaths daily India is heading towards a disaster for its health system. India now has almost 600,000 cases with 17,000+ deaths and cases are increasing day by day.

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Dr. Tedros Adhanam Ghebreyesus Director-General WHO

Dr. Tedros Adhanam Ghebreyesus while addressing the media said that the pandemic is far from over and the peak is yet to arrive. As there are no signs of vaccines and countries easing restrictions,  the cases are increasing and we are heading towards a disaster. He said that WHO recorded about 194,000 cases in one day which was the highest ever recorded and it indicates that what lies ahead. He urged governments to strictly imposed face covering and social distancing measures in order to slow down the spread of virus.

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Post-Covid Tourism: A list of Countries opening for Tourism

Post-Covid Tourism:
List of Countries
reopening for Tourism

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Since the start of pandemic many countries closed its border for international tourists due to the high number of infections coming from all across the world. This step was one of the most important in battle against corona virus. United Nations report stated that there was 80 percent decline in tourism and 90 percent decline in air travel recorded in the first half of 2020. As the situation is getting back to normal in many countries, they are opening their borders for international tourists to revive the tourism industry. Some of the famous tourist destinations are mentioned in above article.

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Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is a beautiful island located in Caribbean. After coronavirus the international airport was closed restricting the entrance of tourists. It was reopened for tourists starting June 4th with some instructions and Covid-19 tests.

Aruba

Aruba is an island country under the rule of Kingdom of Netherlands situated in the southern Caribbean Sea. Aruba announced to reopen tourism between June 15 and July 10 in stages. At first tourists from neighboring Caribbean islands would be allowed followed by tourists from Europe, Canada and USA.

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Austria

Austria is situated in the central Europe and one of the top tourist’s destinations of Europe. It announced to reopen from June 16 with initially allowing only 31 countries mostly from Europe.

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Bali is an Indonesian island famous for its volcanic forests and beaches. The government of Indonesia announced to fully reopen Bali for international tourists from September 2020 while it has already opened it for domestic tourists

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Belgium

Belgium is a beautiful country located in Europe. Government of Belgium opened its borders for tourism on June 15. Selected countries are allowed to visit Belgium mostly from Europe

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Croatian government announced to open tourism from June 1 initially allowing tourists from European countries only.

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic a beautiful Caribbean island announced to reopen tourists from July 1 also keeping corona virus precaution of face covering and social distancing for tourists.

Egypt

Egypt being one of the top hotspot of tourism in Middle East announced to reopen tourism for international tourists from July 1 restricting the tourists to tourist’s spots in least affected areas from virus.

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France

France is one of the highest affected countries by Coronavirus. The France government announced to reopen limited tourism from July 24 and fully from August 2020 allowing tourists from European countries in first phase and then from all across the globe.

 

Greece

Greece is one of the top tourist spot in Europe. Almost 20 percent of countries GDP are based on tourism. The Greece government announced to reopen tourism in stages also for limited countries with compulsory Covid-19 test. The country initially opened for tourism and from June 15 and the restrictions are to be decreased from July 1.

 

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Italy

Italy is one of the worst hit countries by pandemic and also suffered many casualties from the coronavirus. The situation is controlled and Italy initially opened its borders for European countries from June 2 and is planning to further opening the tourism for international tourists.

Portugal

Portugal started opening its borders for tourists from European countries from the start of June and is further planning to ease restriction for international tourists.

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spain

Spain announced to reopen tourism for European countries from June 21 and some of the non-European countries from June 30 in stages

 

Thailand

Thailand is one of the top tourist spot for international tourists because of its natural beauty and beaches. Thailand is planning to reopen tourism for international tourists not before the fourth quarter of 2020

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Turkey

Turkey reopened tourism for 40 nations from the start of June and is further planning to ease restrictions on international travelers.

United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates has announced to reopen tourism from July 7 for international tourists with a compulsory Coronavirus tests conducted within 72 hours of travel.

 

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UK

The government of UK has also announced to reopen tourism in initial stages staring from June firstly from tourists from European countries and later from all around the world