Breaking quarantine costed a man dearly in Taiwan as a fine worth Rs. 2.6 lakh was imposed on him for breaking the coronavirus quarantine for mere 8 seconds. The man, a migrant worker from the Philippines, was quarantining in a hotel in Kaohsiung City and had briefly stepped out of his room. The hotel staff caught the man on CCTV after which they contacted the Department of Health who fined him 100,000 Taiwan dollars.
In the Dunes of Northern Saudi Arabia, oldest human footprints scattered across a patch of dry ground have been discovered. If confirmed, The discovery would mark the ancient trace of human species yet found in the Arabian Peninsula, which sits at the gateway to early humans spread around the world, according to a National Geographic report. It is reported that preserve a striking snapshot of time some 115,000 years ago.
‘Bahubali’, ‘Magadheera’ Filmmaker South Indian Director SS Rajamouli & his family test positive for Coronavirus
The frightening of COVID-19 has taken over the world, and celebrities from the film industry aren’t prone to the same. Big Budget Films Baahubali & Magadheera director SS Rajamouli has recently revealed that he has been tested mildly positive for COVID-19. This has come as a shock to many fans. Rajamouli also revealed that his family members also suffered from ‘slight’ fever a few days ago. The filmmaker’s family is now following the rules of home quarantine.
Pakistan has restored the bank accounts of the top five leaders of defunct Jamaat-Ud-Dawa (JUD) and Lashkar -e-Taiba (LeT), including its chief and Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed. The restoration of bank accounts has taken place following formal approval of the Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), The News reported on Saturday.
North Korea’s dictator leader Kim Jong Un has lauded the efforts of the ruling Workers’ Party to contain the novel coronavirus. “We have thoroughly prevented the inroad of the malignant virus, despite the worldwide health crisis,” Kim said in a politburo meeting. He also warned against the “hasty” relaxation of anti-coronavirus measures. Experts think the North will continue to keep its borders closed for a long time.
Zara-owner Inditex SA said it is permanently closing 1,200 stores, 16% of its global outlets and will pivot more aggressively toward selling online, as the fast-fashion giant maps out its post-pandemic future. Many of the world’s major economies start to reopen, global retailers like Inditex are throwing open the doors to their stores again, hoping demand and foot traffic will return after lockdown.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling revealed on Wednesday that she is a survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The celebrated British writer said in a blog post that she was disclosing the information to give context to her controversial past comments about transgender women. “This isn’t because I’m ashamed those things happened to me, but because they’re traumatic to revisit and remember,” Rowling said.
The Jammu and Kashmir government, in its new media policy, announced that it will monitor content published in newspapers and other forms of media and decide what is “fake”, “anti-social” or “anti-national” news. Any news inciting hatred or disturbing communal harmony shall be proceeded against under IPC and Cyber laws, the policy states.