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China: Patients after recovery, test positive
Doctors say patients who have recovered from the SARS-Cov2 virus are tested positive again. With no sign of symptoms, Wuhan doctors where the virus first emerged in December are baffled. Reuters reported challenge is recovered cases continue increasing without the show of syndrome. Chinese health officials confirm newly tested patients show no confirmation of infecting others. But patients with a history of negative results turn positive after 50-70 days later.
Crash course on Climate Change
In a big announcement, The New York Times is planning to host a seven-day course with their writers. They will answer the big questions on climate change and will warn how it can dangerously affect the world. These times many people are looking to acquire knowledge and this is the opportunity. They will also answer how humans have caused it and how negligence today will affect the future of the earth.
During pandemic, Iran launches 1st military satellite
On Wednesday evening, Iran launched its first military satellite. In 2018, a nuclear deal between the US and Iran was collapsed, since then both countries have been at sidelines. The country has registered 84,000 cases of COVID19. Even with this, capital Tehran experience offhanded music shows by the citizens in the time of lockdown.
Hotel in Geneva welcome homeless
National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) data reveals, UPI transaction which was rising steadily in volume and value in previous months, saw a fall in March due to lockdown. As compared to February total of 132.57 crores it fell to 124.68 crores in March. Meanwhile, RTGS transactions saw a sharp rise of 34% in March as compared to in February.
During Lockdown RTGS transaction shoots
Bel Esperance Hotel, a three-star hotel in Geneva’s Old City is offering rooms to homeless. A hotel with more than 30 rooms opened rooms and services to women and unaccompanied minors temporarily due to the pandemic. In March, 90% of bookings were canceled which led to vacant rooms, so management decided to put to use as shelters. In all, Geneva reports 1,000 people as homeless. The new guests are allowed to stay till June 1 for now. Total cases reported in Switzerland are 28,000 with 1,100 deaths.
Indian Americans favorite US Spelling Bee Cancelled
Since World War II, the finals of US Spelling Bee stands canceled due to the pandemic of coronavirus. A favorite game amongst Indian Americans, since they are the one who often takes the title. In May-end at Maryland, the bee was scheduled to take place. Started in 1925, a participant in the game has to spell some of the English’s language most arcane words. Even, in the Germany marathon event, the Berlin Marathon is canceled. The German government called off all events with the gathering of 5000 people till 24th October. Marathon was scheduled to take place in September.
Record 15.7 million subscribers added to Netflix
The internet giants have gained due to the lockdown across the world led by COVID19. In the quarter of January to March, the OTT platform, Netflix added a record of 15.7 million paid subscribers. With this, the total base users of Netflix reached 182.86 million globally. However, the international revenue is going to see a slump in regard to the sharply rising dollar, and the membership growth is temporary due to the people left in quarantine. Even the outbreak has put a pause on new content production, so cash spending is delayed as well, they said.
US: Issuance of Green Card for next 60 Days Suspended
The latest update from the White House, the country has announced they will stop issuing the green card or permanent residency documents for the next 60 days. Earlier, President Donald Trump tweeted he is temporarily suspending all immigration. These services will remain off shelve based on the economic conditions. CNN reported the country is not ordering down the temporary work visas who are currently in the US. It will affect the working healthcare workers and laborers at food processing plants who are related to the prevention of pandemic. Due to the outbreak, most visas services were already deferred.
Test for Antibody deferred; health workers protected under the law
Due to the lack of accurate results, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has asked all state governments to discontinue their rapid testing for antibodies temporarily. Previously, ICMR allowed for blood tests of coronavirus antibodies to fasten the screening process. On April 22, the central government passed an ordinance to protect health workers from any attacks which they faced before during the line of duty in the coronavirus pandemic. Those found guilty of the offense will be imprisoned minimum to 3 months to 7 years with the nonbailable warrant.
50th Earth Day begins, 72 hour live streaming
To mark the Earth’s Day 50th Anniversary, the environmental groups have planned to celebrate the occasion on the ground. They will collaborate and host a 3-day event that is going to be streamed live. The viewers expected to join are 500 million. The event will hold living room dance parties every evening with musicians Jason Mraz and Angélique Kidjo. With the line up joined by eminent speakers Stacey Abrams, Al Gore, Jane Fonda, Joaquin Phoenix, and Ai Weiwei. On another side, to mark the day own Earth Anthem was released by musicians L. Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurthy, and Abhay K. in the India.