I do not need to work hard to convince you that many of the Internet-based technology apps out there cannot deliver humans from the ravaging effects of COVID-19. Facebook, Google Hangouts, YouTube, WhatsApp, Twitter, and the thousands upon thousands of apps available in various app stores, cannot directly solve our coronavirus pandemic problem. Not a […]
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A fresh bid to overturn a Singapore law banning gay sex failed Monday as a court dismissed several challenges, a setback for efforts to promote greater LGBT rights in Asia. Inherited from the British colonial era, the law is rarely enforced but campaigners say it nevertheless jars with the affluent city-state’s increasingly modern and … Continue reading Singapore Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Gay Sex Ban
Zimbabwean authorities on Monday began enforcing a three-week lockdown in its fight against the spread of coronavirus after the disease left one person dead and infected six others. President Emmerson Mnangagwa declared a 21-day “total” lockdown from Monday curtailing movement within the country, shutting most shops and suspending flights in and out of Zimbabwe. … Continue reading Zimbabwe Enforces Three-Week Lockdown To Tackle Coronavirus
Iran on Monday reported 117 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the official total number of fatalities to 2,757. Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour announced the tolls in a news conference and said 3,186 more cases had been confirmed in the past day, raising total infections to 41,495. AFP
Belgium’s death toll from the novel coronavirus passed the 500 mark Monday, with almost 12,000 cases detected since the start of the epidemic. Health authorities in the country of 11.4 million said 513 COVID-19 deaths had been recorded and 11,899 cases confirmed by laboratory tests. But officials said the rise in admissions to … Continue reading Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 500 In Belgium