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Chinese tourist sites packed as country comes out of Coroavirus lockdown for Qing Ming Festival

Thousands of Chinese people stormed popular tourist sites and major cities across China over the three-day Qing Ming Festival holiday, despite warnings from health officials that the Coronavirus pandemic isn’t over yet.


Muslims in Pakistan reportedly clashed with some policemen outside a mosque as the officers tried to enforce a new restriction on gatherings to prevent Friday prayers and contain Coronavirus.

Muslims in Pakistan reportedly clashed with some policemen outside a mosque as the officers tried to enforce a new restriction on gatherings to prevent Friday prayers and contain Coronavirus.


Phillipine's authoritarian president Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his security forces to shoot down anyone causing unrest while the nation undergoes Coronavirus lockdown. The Philippines has so far detected 2,311 cases and reported 96 deaths, with the country on a two weeks lock down which has resulted in poor families and workers complaining of not having food to eat. Duterte has now ordered his military to kill anyone who disobeys government lock down rules, hours after some people from a slum community were arrested for holding a protest during the lock down. Duterte speaking late Wednesday, said; “My orders are to the police and military, also village officials, that if there is trouble or the situation arises that people fight and your lives are on the line, shoot them dead,” Duterte said. “Instead of causing trouble, I’ll send you to the grave,” he said. International Human Rights Advocacy group, Amnesty International, reacting to Duterte's orders said in a statement; “It is deeply alarming that President Duterte has extended a policy of shoot-to-kill… Deadly, unchecked force should never be referred to as a method to respond to an emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic,”

Phillipine’s authoritarian president Rodrigo Duterte has ordered his security forces to shoot down anyone causing unrest while the nation undergoes Coronavirus lockdown.


Chinese city bans eating of dogs, snakes, frogs and cats in the wake of Coronavirus pandemic

A city in China has been forced to ban its residents from eating dog, snake, frog, turtle and cat meat in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.


Do not wear masks if you are not sick or not caring for someone who is sick - WHO warns

World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the general populace to avoid wearing face masks during the Coronavirus pandemic unless they are sick with the virus or they are health workers in daily contact with sick people.


Woman stabs 5-year-old girl to death 2 weeks after she was discharged from psychiatric hospital

A 51-year-old woman who served four years in prison for a random knife attack at a girls’ school in Bangkok, Thailand in 2005 is in custody after being arrested for stabbing a little girl to death.


Thailand’s controversial king has allegedly fled his country and is now self-isolating in a luxury hotel in the Alpine resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany. King Maha Vajiralongkorn ,67, also known as Rama X, is said to have booked out the entire Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl after the four-star hotel received “special permission” from the district council to accommodate the king and his entourage. According to German tabloid Bild, the entourage included a “harem” of 20 concubines and numerous servants. But it's unclear if his four wives are with him. Authorities have since ordered guest houses and hotels in the German region to close due to the coronavirus crisis, but a spokesperson for the local district council reportedly said the Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl was an exception because “the guests are a single, homogenous group of people with no fluctuation”. It was also reported that about 119 members of the entourage had been sent back to Thailand on suspicions they contracted coronavirus. Tens of thousands of Thai people have risked breaking the country’s lèse-majesté laws by criticising him social media over his apparent self-isolation in a luxury location. Under the laws, anyone who insults or criticises the monarchy could be imprisoned for up to 15 years. But a Thai hashtag which translated to “Why do we need a king?” appeared on Twitter with 1.2 million retweets after an activist claimed Vijaralongkorn was travelling on holiday in Germany while the outbreak continued to spread across Thailand. On Saturday, the Thai Ministry of Public Health announced 109 new cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 1,245.

Thailand’s controversial king has allegedly fled his country and is now self-isolating in a luxury hotel in the Alpine resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany.


Coronavirus: Ugandan pastor and his followers arrested for defying presidential directive on religious gatherings

Police in Kampala have arrested a pastor and 30 of his followers for allegedly defying presidential directives against religious gatherings in a bid to forestall the spread of coronavirus.


Mexican governor, Miguel Barbosa claims the poor are immune to the coronavirus while the rich are at risk

A Mexican governor has made a controversial claim about the deadly coronavirus that is rapidly spreading all over the World.


Dog The Bounty Hunter

Duane ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Chapman has ‘proposed’ to his son’s ex-girlfriend Moon Angell just seven months after the death of his wife, Beth Chapman.


Actress Lena Waithe splits from her wife Alana Mayo two months after their marriage announcement

American filmmaker/actress, Lena Waithe and her wife Alana Mayo have split, two months after their marriage was announced.


Don’t allow married men into priesthood - Pope Benedict tells Pope Francis

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has defended the celibacy of Catholic Priests after his successor, Pope Francis hinted on relaxing the ban on married men serving as priests.


Trinidad and Tobago international footballer Shahdon Winchester dies alongside his girlfriend in car crash

It’s a sad day for football lovers around the world, most especially Trinidad people as Shahdon Winchester died after collision with a telephone pole in the early morning of Thursday 19th, December, He died alongside his girlfriend and two others