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The Boris plan to tame Corona hits normal routine of many in Britain. They were forced to stay at home despite the sunny weather …. Reports Asian Lite Newsdesk

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olice on streets alerting the public to stay inside as Boris Johnson’s new stricter rules to control come into effect. Shops selling non-essential goods are shut and police have powers to disperse gatherings. The confirmed cases approach 400,000 and deaths near 17,000. More than 100,000 recovered from the dreadful pandemic. UK health authorities said on Monday that the number of confirmed cases climbed in the last 24 hours by 967 to 6,650, while the death toll increased by 54 to 335. Another 77,295 people have tested negative, the Department of Health and Social Care said. Mr Johnson announced that for at least the next three weeks, residents all across the country will have to remain in their homes in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus “From this evening I must give the British people a very simple instruction - you must stay at home,” said the prime minister. “Because the critical thing we must do is stop the disease spreading between households.” “That is why people will only be allowed to leave their home for the following very limited purposes: shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible; one form of exercise a day - for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household; any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person; and travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home,” he said. The move represents a significant escalation of the UK government’s response to the pandemic.

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Johnson was initially reluctant to impose the kind of lockdowns seen in China - where the outbreak began - and Italy, which now leads the world in coronavirus deaths. Only recently did the administration order pubs and restaurants closed and call on Britons to practice social distancing. The measures announced Monday night include the closure of all retail outlets aside from those selling food, medication and other necessities and suspension of all religious services. Johnson also ordered a halt to social events such as weddings and baptisms. Funerals will be allowed, with attendance to be restricted to immediate family. Parks are to remain open to accommodate exercise, but police will disperse any gathering of more than two people who are not part of the same household. “Without a huge national effort to halt the growth of this virus, there will come a moment when no health service in the world could possibly cope. Because there won’t be enough ventilators, enough intensive care beds, enough doctors and nurses,” Johnson said. “And as we have seen elsewhere, in other countries that also have fantastic healthcare systems, that is the moment of real danger,” he said, alluding to the crisis at hospitals in the hardest-hit regions of Italy. “I can assure you that we will keep these restrictions under constant review. We will look again in three weeks, and relax them if the evidence shows we are able to,” the prime minister said, “But at present there are just no easy options.

“The way ahead is hard, and it is still true that many lives will sadly be lost. And yet it is also true that there is a clear way through,” he added. LOCKDOWN IN INDIA 30 states in India is under lockdown and state borders have been closed. Buses, trains and other forms of public transport are suspended. On Monday, the authorities said domestic flights would also be stopped. The country has reported 485 cases and nine people have died. Neighbouring Pakistan has almost twice as many confirmed cases - 878 as of Monday evening. Sweeping restrictions are in place although the government stopped short of imposing a nationwide lockdown. However, several provinces have announced them independently. The army is being brought in to help enforce the restrictions, reports BBC. Bangladesh, which has reported 33 cases and three deaths, is also deploying its armed forces to help maintain social distancing and boost Covid-19 preventive measures. The soldiers will also monitor thousands of expatriate returnees who have been quarantined. Across South Asia, there are concerns that the real number of cases could be much higher. Meanwhile, Budget airline Ryanair says it expects most of its flights to be grounded from Tuesday, adding that it is unlikely to run any in April and May. The company also says it has offered its aircraft to all EU governments for rescue flights and the essential movement of medicines, personal protective equipment (PPE) and food supplies. “As Europe’s borders become congested or closed, it is vital Ryanair plays its part to keep vital medicines and food supplies moving,” says chief executive Michael O’Leary. Ryanair also says passengers who have had a flight cancelled because of the measures will receive an email outlining their options in the “next week or two”.


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e said this is an essential step to fight coronavirus decisively. He added that saving lives is priority as of

now. “With folded hands, I request you to stay put wherever you are,” said Prime Minister Modi. He added that he is mindful of the economic ramifications of it. However, this is a smaller concern. PM Modi warned, if we don’t follow a complete lockdown for the coming 21 days, the nation will go back 21 years and many families will be devastated. He also said many powerful countries

in the world have become helpless, regardless of their efforts. He once again reiterated that social distancing is the only way to deal with this deadly coronavirus that has infected more than 500 in India, so far. “Some people are under the misconception that social distancing is only for those infected with coronavirus... but they should understand that this for everyone because it is important to break the cycle,” said PM Modi in his address to the nation. This is his second address to the nation regarding coronavirus. In his first address he urged Indians to observe ‘Janata Curfew’.

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he 2020 Tokyo Olympics has been postponed. Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that he has reached an agreement with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to hold the Games in 2021. The IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee later said in a joint statement that the committee’s president Thomas Bach and Abe agreed that the Games have to be “rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021.” This thus makes it the first Olympics to be postponed with the Games being cancelled previously in 1916 due to the First World War and 1940 and 1944 due to the Second World War. The joint statement said that the postponement comes in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has led to restrictions over people’s movements in countries around the world. The pandemic has thus far claimed over 16,500 lives globally. “In the present circumstances and based on the information provided by the WHO today, the IOC President and the Prime Minister of Japan have concluded that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community,” said the statement. “The leaders agreed that the Olympic Games in Tokyo could stand as a beacon

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of hope to the world during these troubled times and that the Olympic flame could become the light at the end of the tunnel in which the world finds itself at present. Therefore, it was agreed that the Olympic flame will stay in Japan. It was also agreed that the Games will keep the name Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.” The IOC has in recent weeks come under increasing pressure from a number of quarters to announce a postponement with restrictions on movement of people being set in countries around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed over 16,500 lives as on Tuesday. Abe had previously said that a postponement is unavoidable if the 2020 Games cannot be held in a complete manner amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to NHK. Chairman of the British Olympic Association has said Great Britain would be unlikely to send a team to Tokyo this summer while Australia and Canada had already said they will not compete in Japan this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee said that “the path toward postponement” of the Tokyo Games is “most promising” after surveying about 2,000 American athletes. The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee sent a survey over the weekend to more than 4,000 athletes on the coronavirus pandemic and the Games, and they received responses from 1,780, reports Xinhua news agency.

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WHO Appeals For Unity WHO warns COVID-19 pandemic accelerating, urges international cooperation … reports Asian Lite Newsdesk

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he global coronavirus pandemic was accelerating, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, who urged the international community to pull together to tackle the outbreak. “It took 67 days from the first reported case to reach 100,000 cases, 11 days for the second 100,000 cases, and just four days for the third 100,000 cases,” Efe news quoted WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as saying at a daily press briefing on Monday. As of Tuesday, a total of 381,499 coronavirus cases have been detected globally, with 16,557 deaths, according to John Hopkins University. At least 101,794 people have recovered. But despite the pandemic’s rapid growth, Tedros remained optimistic that the situation can be reversed. “We’re not prisoners to statistics,” he said. “We’re not helpless. We can change the trajectory of this pandemic.” Tedros was speaking at a press conference, at which the WHO announced that it has teamed up with international football organization FIFA to launch a COVID-19 awareness campaign with five key steps to help stop the spread of the disease. While he praised the efforts made and measures taken by national and local governments so far, including urging people to stay at home and practice social distancing, he said: “You can’t win a football game only by defending - you have to attack as well. “Asking people to stay at home and other physical distancing measures are an important way of slowing down the spread of the virus and buying time. “But they are defensive measures (...) To win, we need to attack the virus with ag-

gressive and targeted tactics.” He praised countries for mobilizing their resources and sending emergency medical teams and supplies to help other crisis-hit nations, and urged the WHO’s partners and nations around the world to “rationalise and prioritize” the use of personal protective equipment and cooperate to ease these issues. “Addressing the global shortage of these life saving tools means addressing every part of the supply chain, from raw materials to finished products,” Tedros continued. “Measures put in place to slow the spread of the virus may have the unintended consequence of exacerbating shortages of essential protective gear and the material needed to make them. “Solving this problem requires political commitment and coordination at a global level.” The WHO will be holding meetings with G20 leaders to ask them to work together to “increase production, avoid export bans and ensure equity of distribution on the basis of need”, he added. “Commitment at the G20 level means a very strong solidarity that can help us move forward and

fight this pandemic in the strongest terms possible.” BREAKTHROUGH? The Donald Trump administrations coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx today announced that a “breakthrough” solution for self swabbing will be available for Americans later this week so that individuals can do their own tests. Speaking at a White House briefing Monday evening, Birx quoted mortality data from Europe and reassured American parents that no child under the age of 15 had succumbed to the virus there. “There was the one 14 year old in China. So we still see that there is less severity in children and so that should be reassuring to the moms and dads out there”, she said. Speaking to Generation Z and to millennials, Birx said that less than one per cent of all the mortality is in the under-50 age group. Millennials are America’s largest demographic cohort. Birx called these patterns “reassuring” for all Americans. Birx said the mortality data from Europe shows that 99 per cent of all deaths there, “in general”,

are in the over-50 age group and among those with underlying conditions. “The pre existing condition piece still holds in Italy, with the majority of the mortality having three or more pre existing conditions”, Birx said. Birx cautioned that New York City, Jersey City and parts of Long Island now have an “attack rate” of close to one in 1000 which is five times what other areas are seeing. “We’re finding that 28 per cent of the submitted specimens are positive from that area where it’s

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he Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus pandemic originated last December, will lift outbound travel curbs from April 8 after over two months of lockdown, authorities said on Tuesday. People in Wuhan will be allowed to leave the city and Hubei province if they hold a green health code, meaning no contact with any infected or suspected COVID-19 cases, Xinhua news agency quoted a circular issued by the provincial COVID-19 control headquarters as saying. Wuhan will take differentiated measures to promote the resumption of business operations based on the health risks of different regions to mitigate the impact on the economy, the circular said. Other areas in Hubei, of which Wuhan is the capital, will lift outbound transportation restrictions from Wednesday, it further said. Migrant workers who hold green codes and nega-

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tive nucleic acid testing results will be sent out of the province to their workplace directly. Hubei will continue to postpone the opening of schools until further notice, the circular added. On January 23, Wuhan declared unprecedented traffic restrictions, including suspending the city’s public transport and all outbound flights and trains, in an attempt to contain the epidemic within its territory. Similar restrictions were soon introduced in other areas in Hubei.One new confirmed COVID-19 case was reported on Monday in Wuhan after the city had seen zero new reports for five consecutive days. It was also the sole new confirmed case reported in Hubei on Monday. As of Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases in China increased to 81,545, while the death toll stood at 3,281, according to the latest updates by the Washington-based John Hopkins University.

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less than 8 per cent in the rest of the country”, Birx said. Birx called on New Yorkers in the COVID19 hotspots to “absolutely social distance and self isolate”. “Clearly the virus had been circulating there for a number of weeks to have this level of penetrance into the general community”, Birx said. New York has become the US epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 99 deaths on Monday, March 23. The US now has nearly one third of global deaths. The Johns Hopkins Hospital tracker puts the US death toll at above 530. Birx said many of the alarmist projections are based on a situation where preventive social distancing is not in place. “That’s what would happen if we did nothing at all”, she explained. At the same briefing, US president Donald Trump confirmed that New York will begin treating some patients with a combination of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin. Last week, Trump touted antimalarial drug Hydroxychloroquine as a gamechanger. Trump’s task force has contradicted the president’s claims saying there is only anecdotal evidence of anti-malarials’ efficacy in COVID19 cases.

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CROWN PRINCE FUELS CONFIDENCE OF CANCER STRICKEN INDIAN BOY Flights suspended, Malls closed, Vegetable & Fish markets were ordered to shutdown as UAE gears up to face the challeneges sparked by Corona …reports Asian Lite News, local news and newspaper comments for Asians Everywhere

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It’s a story. Abdullah put a post in his social media account. It was prominently featured in a TV news report, where the Hyderabad-origin boy said: “Shaikh Hamdan is so cool, adventurous and so kind. I want to meet his pets and I want to see his dresses.” In the video, he carried a banner that read: “I am your fan Shaikh Hamdan. I want to meet you. I love Fazza.”

The crown prince, later posted a picture with Abdullah on Instagram with the caption “Met this courageous boy today”. Besides meeting the Crown Prince, the family also spent time with his pets. Abdullah was also thrilled to see the giraffes, gazelles and elephants. His mother Nausheen told Dubai-based Gulf News that Abdullah’s fondness for

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Shaikh Hamdan began after he watched a video of the Crown Prince on YouTube and instantly became his fan. During chemotherapy, she said the parents took the names of Shaikh Hamdan and Avengers superheroes to divert Abdullah’s attention to ease his pain. She added the family was grateful that their ailing son’s wish was fulfilled.

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t was a dream come to reality for little Abdullah in Dubai. The sevenyear-old is bed ridden with cancer. He is suffering from third stage cancer. His bucket list includes a meeting with his idol – Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The busy C0rown Prince heed his wishes and met him at the hospital.

he Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) appeals to the public to take precautions on phishing scams and online frauds. The DFSA said that it continues to closely assess and address the implications of the evolving situation of COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement, the DFSA said that it will take all necessary proactive and precautionary measures to help Dubai and the UAE in their efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic and will continue to work closely with all government agencies in that respect. “The DFSA is actively engaged with the regulated community in the Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, to assess the immediate and longer-term impact of this unprecedented global situation, and to intervene, as needed, to ensure financial stability and consumer protection,” it added. As the DIFC is a global hub for financial services, the DFSA is in close and regular contact with local and international supervisory bodies. International regulatory standards

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have strengthened the resilience of the financial system over the past decade, the Authority noted. Banks have higher levels of capital and liquidity now than in previous times, DFSA continued, adding that this also includes capital and liquidity buffers that were specifically designed to be used for situations such as the coronavirus pandemic. “The DFSA’s investments in regulatory technology and digitalisation have allowed better functionality as many firms moved to remote working arrangements,” the statement said, adding, “DIFC markets, including the equities and the bond platforms of Nasdaq Dubai and the commodity market of the Dubai Mercantile Exchange, continue functioning ordinarily and efficiently. The DIFC markets’ structures have demonstrated operational strength and efficiency in this current environment, despite historic volatilities.” The DFSA highlighted that the current circumstances can increase financial institutions’ vulnerability to cyberattacks, phishing attempts and fraud.

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Punjab Struggles to Contain Corona Vaisakhi is approaching and the arrival of 90,000 NRIs triggers coronavirus scare in Punjab …. A special report by Vishal Gulati from m Chandigarh

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he landing of no less than 90,000 NRIs in Punjab in just about a month have left the health authorities apprehensive about coronavirus takeoff in the state. Sensing pandemic-like situation could trigger, state Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu has alerted his counterpart and Union minister Harsh Vardhan, categorically by writing a letter that said “many of them (NRIs) have symptoms of COVID-19”. With the coronavirus cases spiking to 23 and death of an elderly man who recently returned from Germany via Italy and left behind a trail of 15 cases, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday announced a statewide curfew with no relaxations. Punjab was the first state to imposed the curfew to prevent the further transmission of the virus. The letter by the Health Minister says, “To meet the urgent demands and rise to the occasion to defeat the disease, Punjab requires additional funds of minimum Rs 150 crore from the government of India.” “This is of utmost importance and as promised by the government of India, this amount be released at the earliest to strengthen the state medicals services,” he wrote. Appending fears of an alarming rise in number of cases, Sidhu said the state has stringent plans up to grassroots. “We are setting up ICUS, isolation wards, etc. We require more extra manpower, specialists, intensivists, anesthetists, pulmonologists, doctors and nurses. We also require medicines, logistics, ventilators and many other items,” the state minister said.

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has already appealed to non-resident Indians (NRIs to stay att their homes and avoid large gatherings. ngs. me after three The appeal came positive cases had travel history to other countries. o get themHe asked them to selves examined at the nearey have by hospitals, if they any symptoms. Hee said negligence on theirr part could threaten the lives of others. In Punjab, the dolollt lar-rich Doaba belt dcomprising Jalandnd har, Kapurthala and cts Nawanshahr districts is turning out to be ive the hub of the positive cases. Each house in almost every town and village has a family amily member who is settled abroad, largely in Western and European countries. tries. Out of the 23 positive cases, 15 alone are from Nawanshahr, hahr, now n a m e d Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar. A 69-yearold Mohali woman, who tested positive last week, is based in Britain for three decades. ades. She has been booked for leaving aving the hospital against the doctor’s advice after giving samples. After her test results sults came positive, health authorities reached her house, but she refused to return eturn to the hospital. Finally, the police were called and she

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along with her family was taken to the civil hospital.

Officials ttold that so many instances have been co coming up where the NRIs are adhering to home isolation advice and mingling frequently with the family members and friends. Adopting tough posture despite appealing to the th people to voluntarily adhere to the curfew, Chief Minister Amacu rinder Singh has warned of strict action against any v violation of the curfew imposed “in the larger interest of the state”. In a video message address to the pe people, the Chief Minister said h he was forced to take this extreme step “in the interest of extre the state, and in the interest of all of you”, as he had received reports that people were re moving around normally in m towns, localities and cities to d despite the lockdown that became effective this (Monbe day) morning. da Appealing to the people for cooperation, Amarinder Singh said the violation of the Sing lockdown by the people was lock “unacceptable” and it was the “una responsibility of his government, respo and h his duty as its head, to “save Punjab”. Punj Diffi D cult decisions need to be ttaken in difficult times, said the Chief Minister, adding it had become necessary to impose pos and enforce the curfew to survive these tough times. sur “Please listen to me, and bear bea with me,” he appealed to the people, emphasising that “we “w must work shoulder to shoulder to fend off the crisis sho we are all facing”. “We must save our state, “ our people; we have children, families,” said Amarinder Sinfami gh, adding as a small state, it a was all a the more reason for Punjab to take all possible steps “to preserve our population and enpreser sure that th everyone lives happily for yea years to come”.

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he Jammu and Kashmir government has revoked the Public Safety Act (PSA) of former chief minister Omar Abdullah and ended his detention on Tuesday more than seven months after he and two other former chief ministers - Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were detained ahead of the revocation of Article 370 on August 5 2019. “Government issues orders revoking detention of Shri Omar Abdullah,” Government Spokesperson Rohit Kansal tweeted. The order comes just a day before the hearing in the apex court. Safiya Abdullah, sister of Omar Abdullah said, the family is very relieved that he is released. She said the case for his release was pending in the apex court and the grounds for his continued detention were

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah meets his father and National Conference Chairman Farooq Abdullah after the former was released fom detention as the Jammu and Kashmir government revoked the Public Safety Act (PSA) and eded his detention; in Srinagar

very weak. “The news came all of a sudden, we are really happy that he is being released,” she added. Omar was among 50 odd politicians who were kept under ‘preven-

tive detention’ after the revocation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories (UTs) on August 5, 2019. He and former chief minister

Mehbooba Mufti were slapped with PSA on February 7 after being detained under preventive detention since August 5, 2019. PSA was slapped on former chief minister Farooq Abdullah on September 16, 2019, after 42 days of preventive detention. A few days before the Article 370 move by the BJP, Farooq Abdullah had presided over a meeting of all parties in Kashmir in which Omar also participated and adopted a declaration - Gupkar declaration - that they will not accept any tinkering with Article 370. CORONA IN KASHMIR The J&K government has drawn up a comprehensive plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic by increasing isolation, quarantine facilities and availability of healthcare personnel across the Union Territory. It has decided to stop routine activities at identified hospitals, converting others into isolation

and quarantine facilities and mobilise human resources to run them. The decision was taken at a review meeting chaired by Atal Dulloo, Financial Commissioner, Health and Medical Education Department, said. The government has decided to dedicate the Government Hospital, Jammu, and newly constructed 200-bed block for Covid-19 suspects. GB Pant Hospital, Satwari, Jammu, will be made functional for isolation facilities. Psychiatric Hospital, Jammu, will also be converted into isolation facility. The patients of Psychiatric Hospital will be shifted to C.D. Hospital, Jammu. In the Kashmir division, apart from increasing isolation facilities at hospitals, the government has decided to convert SKIMS Medical College, C.D. Hospital, JLNM Hospital, and Police Hospital in Srinagar into isolation facilities.

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ndia has decided to take advantage of the low oil prices in major producing centres in Saudi Arabia and the UAE to top up its strategic oil reserves created to meet the emergency in times of exigencies, two government officials privy to the information said. It has decided to buy oil worth Rs 5,000 crore (about $670 million) at current price of around $26 a barrel for deliveries starting in April-May to fill up three petroleum reserve caverns with a capacity of 5.33 million tonnes (MT) of oil created by the India Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL). Global crude oil fell about 40 per cent in March (to about $25 a barrel now) so far after talks of production cut between the OPEC and Russia failed. Major Gulf oil producers have now decided to increase oil production in complete disregard to market confirms where coronavirus outbreak had further dented demand resulting in oil price crash.

“The plan is to first get Aramco and Adnoc to fill strategic reserve capacity that they can also use for commercial gains later. If companies are reluctant at this juncture, the ISPRL will buy oil on its own once government provide it with requisite budget. Alternatively, PSU oil marketing such as IOC, BPCL may be asked to contract oil for storage in the reserves,” said one of the government officials. “Filling reserves at this juncture with low oil prices will help our initiative to build larger strategic oil capacities,” the official added. It is estimated that the government would

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save between $500-600 million if just over half of the existing strategic reserve capacity is filled with Gulf oil. The benefit will not only accrue from lower global oil prices, but Gulf oil producers have indicated that they would also offer good discount on oil. Around half of the 5.33 MT of India’s strategic petroleum reserve is full now. Once full capacity is contracted and filled, the country would be in a position to meet 9.5 days of its oil needs through the strategic reserve.India currently has operational 5.33 million tones underground strategic reserve facilities at Vishakhapatnam, Mangalore and Padur. Another 6.5 mt facility is coming up at Padur and Chandikhole. Work on two more facilities in Bikaner and Rajkot would be initiated soon. When completed, these would hold enough oil to meet over a month of domestic requirements. In addition, the Oil Ministry has told ISPRL to identify new sites so that storage for

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90-100 days stock of oil ready in the country at all times. A large strategic oil capacity could benefit a lot from lower oil prices as it presented huge savings for the government and companies that also could be commercially exploited for larger gains. The present budget of Rs 5,000 crore would be sufficient to fill entire 5.33 MT tonnes of reserves that is already half filled. This would not have been possible earlier, when oil prices were high. The ISPRL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ADNOC for the lease of half of its 2.5 MT at the Padur facility. Last year, it also signed an MoU with Saudi Aramco for the lease of a quarter of Padur SPR. The ISPRL has already leased half of the 1.5 million tonnes capacity in Mang alore storage to ADNOC. It has also filled its 1.03 million tonnes Vizag facility with Basra oil from another OPEC producer Iraq.

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he Dubai Police arrested a young man of European nationality who posted a video showing himself visiting a local beach, in violation of instructions issued by the police and relevant authorities via social media. The Dubai Police warned everyone to not violate local and federal laws, as well as instructions issued by security authorities, adding that anyone violating these measures will be held fully legally accountable. The Dubai Police called on the public to follow clear instructions, laws and guidelines issued by official authorities, stressing that ignorance of these laws is unacceptable and anyone violating them are irresponsible. “The law will strictly deal with anyone risking the security, safety and comfort of members of our society,” it affirmed.

The Dubai Police also called on the entire community to be aware and responsible when using social media and warned of the dangers of violating instructions and circulating rumours without understanding the consequences of such actions, which cause fear, panic and discomfort, stressing the importance of maintaining safety and security. APPEAL TO BRITONS All British tourists and shortstay travellers currently abroad

should return to the UK, where and while commercial flight options are still available, the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced. Last week, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, FCO, announced an unprecedented change in travel advice to advise against all but essential international travel, initially for a period of 30 days. The announcement reflects the pace at which international travel is becoming more difficult with the closure of borders, airlines sus-

pending flights, airports closing, exit bans and further restrictions being introduced daily. Further closures to air routes may come in the next 48 hours, possibly without notice. The UK Government is working with airlines to keep routes open and is calling for international action to keep air routes open for a sufficient period of time to enable international travellers to return on commercial flights. “We are strongly urging UK travellers overseas to return home

now, where and while there are still commercial routes to do so. Around the world, more airlines are suspending flights and more airports are closing, some without any notice. Where commercial routes don’t exist, our staff are working round the clock to give advice and support to UK nationals. If you are on holiday abroad the time to come home is now while you still can,” Raab said. British travellers should contact their tour operator or airline now to arrange a commercial flight if they want to leave. There is an unprecedented demand on the FCO’s consular services so all British tourists abroad should go online for the latest in-country advice. This advice is aimed at British people travelling abroad rather than those who are permanent resident overseas who are urged to follow the advice of the local authorities in their host country.

STRANDED FISHERMEN SEEK HELP 900 fishermen, most of them from Tamil Nadu, stranded in Iran on verge of starvation

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lmost 900 Indian fishermen stranded in Iran, the third most coronavirushit nation, appealed to the Indian government to save their lives as they are on the verge of starvation. However, no step has been taken by the government in this direction so far. Of the fishermen stranded in Iran, 700 are from Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu. 200 of these fishermen are safe from coronavirus but are not getting minimum food to survive which is adding to their problems. Janish, a fisherman stranded in Iran, told IANS over phone: “If we are not evacuated from Iran as soon as possible, then we might survive coronavirus but we will die of hunger.” Fishermen’s organisation Neithal Eluchi Parawai has sent a complete list of names of 800 fishermen stranded in Iran, including passport numbers and tel-

ephone numbers, which include 200 people from Kerala and other states of the country. The list is available with IANS. The organisation has written to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on March 2, requesting him to immediately take steps to bring back 900 Indian fishermen stranded in Iran. In the letter, Neithal Eluchi Paravai Chairman John Leonard and Secretary Sagar Vincent have appealed to Jaishankar to immediately evacuate the fishermen in Iran. A copy of the letter is also available with IANS. Citing the increasing COVID-19 infection in Iran, the organisation in the letter said: “Fishermen have very limited food supplies and since flights to all Gulf countries have been postponed and currently there is no direct flight to In“We humbly request the External Af- men from a chartered flight or a ship can dia from Iran, therefore, the lives of all of them is in danger. The fishermen and fairs Minister to intervene immediately also be used to evacuate them,” the letter their families living in India are worried.” to bring back the stranded Indian fisher- read.

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Cleaning our hands one ‘hit’ at a time The practice of washing your hands for 20 seconds is one of the best preventive measures you can take to avoid the spread of any virus including coronavirus as recommended by the WHO.

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he modern day concept of handwashing was introduced by Hungaraian doctor Ignaz Semmelweis, in 19-th century Vienna. Semmelweis proposed the practice of washing hands with chlorinated lime solutions in 1847 while working in the city’s general hospital. Decades later, in the modern times too the practise has not lost it’s relevance. To connect with savvy consumers the message is being sent through social media? But social media can also be a dark place where misinformation is rampant; consumers can end up being misguided and compromised on sensitive issues like health and hygiene. Dettol, recently kickstarted its #HandWashChallenge on TikTok aiming to raise awareness on four simple steps of handwashing. Strategically aimed at creat-

ing awareness among audience, a unique song has been created pairing it extremely well with the hashtag #HandWashChallenge. The hashtag filter has a branded Dettol strip across the top with the hashtag and names the steps involved in washing hands. The user can dance out the steps to the challenge and share it with their friends to further amplify the message on hygiene and safety. Commenting on the same, Pankaj Duhan, Chief Marketing Officer, RB Health South Asia said, “We are elated with the response to the #HandWashChallenge, it has definitely become one of the most successfully led initiatives by any of our brands

at RB. Understanding the consumer’s mindset is of the utmost importance to us, therefore our campaign communication is built in a way that creates meaningful conversations to drive awareness amongst consumers. The participation by TikTok users across India has helped deliver the right message in a more engaging and interactive manner. “I personally would like to encourage more and more people to join this global health & hygiene educational exercise. Together, let us all build a healthier nation, four steps at a time.” He further said, “Over the past couple of

weeks we have witnessed a lot of misinformation floating around hygiene practices, especially over the internet. Realizing the gravity of the issue and being the responsible brand, we felt it was our prerogative to initiate this awareness campaign.” The campaign witnessed several quirky activities on each day leading to increased consumer interest. Joining the force were some of Bollywood’s popular celebrities like Kartik Aaryan and Urvashi Rautela among several other TikTok influencers who have millions of followers on the platform. As part of Phase II, Dettol plans to take the challenge global by encouraging more users to participate while the audience worldwide. The challenge has witnessed over 18 Billion views and generated over 123K user participation videos in one week of starting the campaign.

Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I will survive’ challenge to encourage handwashing

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inger Gloria Gaynor is urging fans to sing the chorus of her iconic 1978 hit number, “I will survive”, while washing their hands, to combat the spread of COVID-19. Gaynor sings the chorus of the empowering number which lasts 20 seconds -- the amount of time health experts are encouraging people to wash their hands to stay clean amid the ongoing global pandemic, reports aceshowbiz.com. The singer launched the #IWillSurvive challenge on March 11 by posting a video demonstration of herself washing her hands while singing the 1978 disco hit on Chinese short-video making app TikTok. She captioned it: “It only takes 20 seconds to survive.”

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Merkel to Reboot Economy Germany’s Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz announces $166.5 bn aid package, the biggest since WW2 …. Reports Asian Lite Newsdesk

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ermany has approved a massive and unprecedented financial aid package of 156 billion euro ($166.5 bn), the largest in the country since the Second World War, to offset the socio-economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The stimulus package is designed to ease the burden on hospitals and clinics and supply financial aid to save jobs and companies that have been affected by the pandemic, reports Efe news. “The corona pandemic is changing our whole lives,” said Olaf Scholz, Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor, said on Monday while explaining why the government was taking “the necessary and correct” step of unveiling such an enormous economic aid package. “We will do everything we can to prevent this crisis from endangering the health care of our citizens or the economic processes in this country.” German authorities fear a severe recession due to the crisis, with the decline in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) expected to be “at least as high” as in 2008/2009, Minister of Economy Peter Altmeier warned while announcing a bailout fund of up to 600 billion euros for larger companies. German Health Minister Jens Spahn, meanwhile, said that hospitals and clinics requiring additional staff, beds and equipment would receive financial support. “If you need more beds, if you need more staff and equipment to treat coronavirus patients, you will be compensated financially,” Spahn said. Chancellor Angela Merkel attended the cabinet meeting from her home office, where she has

been in quarantine since Sunday after coming into contact with a doctor who tested positive for coronavirus. “She is simply in home office, as are many other people who have had to place themselves in selfisolation at home,” Scholz told reporters. “She is active: we had the cabinet meeting together this morning.” The Minister added that he would speak in Merkel’s stead in the Bundestag lower house of parliament session on Wednesday. Despite Merkel being forced into preventative isolation, Germany is “seeing signs that the exponential growth curve is flattening off slightly”, said Lothar Wieler, the head of the Robert Koch Institute, on Monday, although he cautioned that a fuller picture would

only be available from Wednesday. Wieler said he was optimistic that social distancing measures taken last week and over the weekend, including the closure of schools and bans on all public gatherings, had helped to limit the virus’s spread. CURBS ON SOCIALISING Germany has expanded curbs on social interactions to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak, banning public gatherings of more than two persons. In a televised address, Chancellor Angela Merkel said “our own behaviour” was the “most effective way” of slowing the rate of infection, the BBC reported. The measures included closing hair, beauty and massage studios. Other non-essential shops had already been shut. Shortly afterwards, Merkel’s

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivering a video speech on COVID-19, in Berlin, capital of Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged solidarity among citizens in a speech, calling the COVID-19 the nation’s biggest challenge since World War II

office said she would quarantine herself. A doctor who vaccinated her on Friday against pneumococcus, a pneumonia-causing bacteria, had tested positive for coronavirus. The chancellor, 65, will be tested regularly in the next few days and work from home, her spokesman said. Germany, Europe’s largest economy, has so far confirmed

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total of 63,927 coronavirus cases have been assessed in Italy since the pandemic broke out in its northern regions on February 21, the Civil Protection Department managing the COVID-19 emergency has said, adding that 601 fatalities were also registered on Monday, with the death toll reaching 6,077. The number of total infections grew by 4,789, or 8 per cent from 59,138 cases recorded on Sunday. The daily fatality figure dropped from Sunday’s 651 and Saturday’s 793, the department said, Xinhua reported. Although still upward, the figures showed the daily rise in both the number of people testing positive and the number of deaths has been less marked for the second day in a row, Civil Protection Chief Angelo Borrelli told a press conference late Monday afternoon. Health authorities, however, warned that it was still too early to confirm a decreasing trend in the ongoing pandemic. “The more we have consecutive (downward) measurements, the more confident we can be,” Sil-

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vio Brusaferro, president of Italy’s National Health Institute (ISS), said at the press conference alongside Borrelli. “I am looking carefully and favorably at such numbers, but I do not want yet to commit myself to saying whether this is a trend or not,” he stressed, adding that this week would be crucial for evaluating the trends. As in the previous days, the ISS chief also warned that a crucial goal for national authorities and the health system remain to be avoiding the dynamics of strong circulation of the virus seen in the northern regions “reproduced in the South.” Still on daily data, Borrelli said recoveries also kept increasing, with 408 more people added, bringing the total to 7,432. “Of the 50,418 people who are positive, some 26,522 are currently under home isolation -- being asymptomatic or with light symptoms -- another 3,204 are in intensive care, and all the other hospitalized in ordinary wards,” he specified. Considering all statistics, the total number of assessed cases Italy reached 63,927.

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18,610 cases and 55 deaths from Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus. People will not be allowed to form groups of three or more in public unless they live together in the same household, or the gathering is work-related. Police will monitor and punish anyone infringing the new rules. Restaurants will now only be allowed to open for takeaway service. All restrictions apply to every German state, and will be in place for at least the next two weeks. “The great aim is to gain time in the fight against the virus,” said Merkel, urging citizens to keep contact outside their own household to an absolute minimum and to ensure a distance of at least 1.5m (5ft) from another person when in public. Germany has recorded 115 deaths out of more than 26,220 cases of the coronavirus, making it the fifth-worst affected country by number of infections, behind Spain (over 35,156), the US (46,371), China (81,545), where the virus originated, and Italy, which is now the epicentre of the pandemic with 63,927 cases and 6,077 deaths on Monday, according to John Hopkins University. The COVID-19 disease has killed 16,557 people worldwide out of 381,499 confirmed cases. A total of 101,794 people have recovered.

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AMERICA STRUGGLES TO BACK ON TRACKS At no other time in the country’s history have more than 300 million Americans been pushed into an intimate embrace of medical best practice and also told that hospitals won’t have room if the curve isn’t flattened. The COVID-19 caseload in the US is over 41,000, the death toll has topped 540 and New York has become the new epicentre with 99 deaths…writes Nikhila Natarajan from New York

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uietly, America changed in the third week of March 2020, just as the cherry blossom trees prepared to bloom. The emptying of Americas towns and cities happened in bits and pieces. Barber shops closed, restaurants shuttered, people began wearing bandanas and question marks on their faces. Americans who would typically tout their crowded after-work schedules to avoid weekday socials are now totally open with nowhere to go. Young people, who are being urged by the White House to align to the new normal, continue to bristle and drive their cars too fast in ghost towns. The redefining of personal space during the coronavirus pandemic is testing Americans understanding of patience like it has rarely been done before. With entire communities locked down, the constant waiting for seemingly small things to tip the balance is now a cross generational, communal effort. The stress is real, compliance is patchy and many continue to be “mad” about their social lives being put on hold by state power. At no other time in the country’s history have more than 300 million Americans been pushed into an intimate embrace of medical best practice and also told that hospitals won’t have room if the curve isn’t flattened. The COVID-19 caseload in the US is over 41,000, the death toll has topped 540 and New York has become the new epicentre with 99 deaths. Three takeaways emerge from what’s effectively the first full week of the new social distancing

guidelines in the US, implemented at scale. 1. How much social distancing? Depends The high level messaging on social distancing has landed well but questions remain about the micro moments. Are strolls and jogs okay? In the absence of specifics from the federal government, states are recommending exercise as a solitary activity and asking people to limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact sport. “Don’t go out!” says Anni Lundy, of Houston, Texas, whose husband works as a first responder. “You’ll be surprised how complacent people are about this. They’re like e we’re not changing our lives one bit.” In San Francisco, California, which has asked residents to “shelter in place”, Connor Regan says he continues to go out for short walks in his neighbourhood. “It’s still okay, even by the new regulations,” he says. A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine is telling us that COVID-19 can live in the air and on surfaces between several hours and several days. According to the study, “the

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virus is viable for up to 72 hours on plastics, 48 hours on stainless steel, 24 hours on cardboard, and 4 hours on copper. It is also detectable in the air for three hours”. 2. What to do with the rule breakers? As people continue to break rules and head to the beaches and parks, law enforcement response has been to either simply cut off the approach roads leading to popular destinations or send people home if they end up in places that are off bounds. Different US states are calling the rules by different names e social distancing, shelter in place, or safer at home but the rules are essentially the same. Officials are reporting back almost daily that “social distancing really works” but rule breakers abound. “Salons are closed but sales are brisk at beauty stores. That means they’re doing their hair at friends’ houses. When you’ve got stupid like this, you’ll see a spike in cases,” Greg Chan, a resident in Union county, New Jersey, said. 3. Digital learning isn’t seamless With school closures covering the lion’s share of 50 states, teachers across America plunged into

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remote learning for everything from gym classes to music instruction and the regular syllabus. “They don’t have it figured out at all. They’re throwing pies on the wall and we’re cleaning up,” says a New Jersey mom who is now actively involved in her child’s day to day school work. Zoom has emerged as a go-to video sharing destination but teachers are still figuring out how to work it. Plenty of schools have yet to do a single face to face real time online lesson and everyone involved is getting a crash course on how many bugs there can be in a massive distance learning experiment begun with zero planning time. More than 118,000 public and private schools in 45 states have closed, according to Education Week. 4. Trump versus the doctors Anxious for answers, Americans are hearing completely opposite views from within the White House coronavirus task force. President Donald Trump and his government’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci are publicly sparring over whether a malaria drug would work to treat people with coronavirus disease. Currently, there is no medicine approved for treating COVID-19. Fauci says that a vaccine could take 18 months, Trump projects a far quicker timeline. Trump announced Monday that he intends to reopen country in weeks, not months, sending alarm bells ringing across the medical community. In the middle of all this, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has emerged as one of the key leaders responding to the pandemic. America’s patchwork response is

reflected in how its society is taking its cues. ‘Not Asian Americans’ fault’ Trump, who has come under fire for labelling the novel coronavirus as the “Chinese virus”, said that Asian Americans should not be blamed for the pandemic, a media report said on Tuesday. “It is very important that we totally protect our Asian American community in the United States and all around the world. They’re amazing people and the spreading of the virus is not their fault in any way, shape or form,” the BBC report quoted Trump as saying at a White Houe press briefing on Monday. “They’re working closely with us to get rid of it - we will prevail together.” When asked by a reporter why he had spoken out, Trump said: “It seems that there could be a little bit of nasty language toward the Asian Americans in our country and I don’t like that at all. “These are incredible people, they love our country and I’m not going to let it happen.” During press conferences last week, Trump used the term “China virus” and “Chinese virus”, rejecting suggestions from reporters that the term was racist, said the BBC report.

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Delhi comes to a standstill during complete lockdown imposed in 560 districts in 32 states and union territories across the country as precautionary measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus

COVID-19: Mithila Palkar urges Indians to ‘work with the system’.

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Actress Katherine Jenkins poses for photos at the premiere of the film “Minamata” during the 70th Berlin International Film Festival in Berlin, capital of Germany

Indian national women’s cricket team captain and showstopper Mithali Raj walks the ramp for fashion designer Payal Singhal during a show presented in association with Corcal Bone & Beauty at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020, in Mumbai

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Flocks of pigeons at the Gateway of India during complete lockdown imposed in 560 districts in 32 states and union territories across the country as precautionary measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, in Mumbai

A worker ferries LPG Gas cylinders during complete lockdown imposed in 560 districts in 32 states and union territories across the country as precautionary measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, in Kolkata

With the suspension of passenger, mail and express train services, the Indian Railways is focusing on speeding up transportation of essential commodities across the country

People busy purchasing vegetables during complete lockdown imposed in 560 districts in 32 states and union territories across the country as precautionary measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, in Hyderabad

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Vehicles being checked and violaters being intercepted at the Delhi-Noida Border during complete lockdown imposed in 560 districts in 32 states and union territories across the country as precautionary measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus

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I choose not to call it a lockdown, a shutdown or a curfew. rfew. It is a break, it is a responsible choice, a proactive step to remain indal safe myself and keep others safe …. Writes Suditi Jindal

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n the last few months my work engagements have increased manifold. So much so, my 5-day trip to my hometown did not feel like a break but a cumbersome task to be borne. So, in all earnestness I prayed for a real ‘break’. The Almighty answered, as He/She always does. I have been given a break from my regular life by the lockdown due to COVID-19. I would have preferred a break because of a different and pleasant reason, like all of us. However, I am thoroughly enjoying this break, probably the self-isolation is in its initial days. Also, I choose not to call it a lockdown, a shutdown or a curfew. It is a break, it is a responsible choice, a proactive step to remain safe myself and keep others safe. I have found it helpful to have a routine for myself for every day. I have included a variety of activities in my schedule which include Reiki practice, exercise, resuming my practice of playing the Sitar, organising my cupboards, catching up on my reading, doing more online assignments, writing for the newspaper again (for example, this article), spending lot of my time with my children who are such fun. Furthermore, when my children observe me following a routine utine they are more consistent with their own routines, and life indoors is happy and bustling tling with positivity. undI was extremely skeptical if this grounding of sorts will find favour at all with h my two children aged seventeen and thirteen, een, but I was able to find some tricks up my sleeve to salvage the situation. My chilildren and I have always played board rd games on regular days. Jenga, Mo-nopoly, Ludo, Snakes and Ladders, Cluedo, Pictureka, card games et al, have engaged the competitive and playful spirits in us on many a day. Treasure hunts inside the house, dark room, impromptu dancing sessions, burpees, mountain climbers, abdominal crunches, squats, wall-sits, plankhold matches have kept our physical energies channelised and expended. I also have many young children as participants of my various sessionss which have been suspended for the timee

being. I found the following resources very helpful to keep them positively engaged. Many parents who have used these free sources have got a lot of help to keep the youngsters happy and busy during socialdistancing. Creative indoor activities for children can be found on the following links. https://www.coloring.

, D E G A G N E Y L E V I T I S PO Y T I V I T I S O P N I D E G A G N E ws/coloring.html https://youtu.be/t7MNxKyaTeI https://youtu.be/lMMiOSgs670 Free puzzles are available for printing on the following links. https://www.puzzles-to-print.com/ h t t p s : / / w w w. m a t h i n e n g l i s h . c o m / puzzlesshapealgebra(2).php h t t p s : / / w w w. m a t h i n e n g l i s h . c o m / PagePL1P21to25.php https://m.busyteacher.org/ Quizzes for the young guns can be found on the links below. https://www.

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nationalgeographic. com/quizzes/ https://www.insider.com/geographyquestions-hard-for-adults-2018-5 https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ games/quizzes/ The link to a blog-post below shares information on free word games available on Playstore for android phones. https://www.androidauthority.com/bestword-games-word-puzzle-word-searchandroid-945526/ Free online books can be found on the following links. http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/SimpleS earchCategory?ids=265,274&l angid=&pnu

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m=1&cnum=1&text=&lang=English&ilan g=English https://bookriot.com/2017/08/28/freebooks-online/ Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle are also offering their entire catalogue of books free for 30 days for the young readers. These can be accessed on bit.ly/ACKFree bit.ly/ TinkleFree Homeschooling can also be made easier with the use of the online resources shared below, few of these are paid while others are free. I hope these tips and tricks are of use to all of you as you prepare to remain indoors for a few weeks. In the present times that are compelling us to modify the way we have known life till now, we have to be hopeful and ‘be the change we wish to see in the world’, in the words of Mahatma Gandhi. Online resources: • BrainPop • Curiosity Stream • Tynker • Outschool • Udemy • iReady • Beast Academy (Math) • Khan Academy • Creative Bug • Discovery Education • https://allinonehomeschool.com/ • https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/ YouTube Channels: • Crash Course Kids • Science Channel • SciShow Kids • National Geographic Kids • Free School • Geography Focus • TheBrainScoop • SciShow • Kids Learning Tube • Geeek Gurl Diaries • Mike Likes Science • Science Max • SoulPancake

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