“As an artiste, it does not and it should not (scare anyone). I don’t think a lockdown should hamper people who want to do things, because they can ultimately do them even if they don’t have big resources, with smaller resources. I think we will all be creating a lot of stuff,” says the actor, who plans to work on a short film to be shot at her house. … [Read more...] about Angira Dhar on lockdown: It should not come in the way of your art
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Yang, a member of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, said this year she focused on the problem of insufficient sports space and facilities for children in communities as "people have all seen how important sport and physical activities are for physical and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic." … [Read more...] about Olympic champion Yang Yang calls for more child-friendly local sports facilities
Elsewhere, Schalke suffered their second straight defeat as goals from Eduard Lowen, Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee and Sergio Cordova secured Augsburg their eighth win of the season. Cologne rallied back from two goals down in the injury time to force rivals Fortuna Dusseldorf to a share of the spoils. Enditem … [Read more...] about Leipzig sink hapless Mainz 5-0 to reach third in Bundesliga
"By opening schools to more pupils in this limited way we are taking a deliberate cautious step," he told reporters, noting that the government "wants to start getting our children back into the classroom in a way that is as manageable and as safe as possible." … [Read more...] about UK COVID-19 deaths rise to 36,793 as another 118 patients die
FlattenedOne widely shared list assembled 43 possible reasons cited in media reports, ranging from a culture of mask-wearing and a famously low obesity rate to the relatively early decision to close schools. Among the more fanciful suggestions include a claim Japanese speakers emit fewer potentially virus-laden droplets when talking compared to other languages. Contact TracingExperts consulted by Bloomberg News also suggested a myriad of factors that contributed to the outcome, and none could point to a singular policy package that could be replicated in other countries. Nonetheless, these measures still offer long-term lessons for countries in the middle of pandemic that may yet last for years. An early grassroots response to rising infections was crucial. While the central government has been criticized for its slow policy steps, experts praise the role of Japan's contact tracers, which swung into action after the first infections were found in January. The fast response was enabled … [Read more...] about Did Japan just beat the coronavirus without lockdowns or mass testing?