Lockdown should be extended

first_imgThe extension of lock down is a fit case as there are rise in confirmed cases and casuality too. ICMR has spoken that India has entered in Phase III but the government has played down that still the curve is not very steep. The tests being conducted have been increased and people have been advised not to move around. Some of the hotspots have been sealed and quarantine facilities are increased. The government is managing all preventive equipments and also ordered large number of ventilators. In another 15 days and 3 days left from this lockdown the government preparation could be excellent and hence tracing testing and isolating stretegy can act accurately. This is the reason Harsh Vardhan has spoken in the public media that curve is likely to be flat which means equal number of confirmed cases every day and by 10 May the curve can begin to bend inward. No doubt there would be colossal losses but the point is once it spread in the community the medical cost would be too higher than the economic losses. Therefore the police is showing no leniency and the administrative control is tightenedlast_img read more

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Caribbean countries voted on UN resolution against Trump stance on Jerusalem

first_imgYesterday, despite threats from the Trump administration that country’s who vote for a United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) resolution to declare “null and void” President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, could risk not receiving US aid, 128 UN member countries voted for the resolution.Six Caribbean countries – Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines voted for the resolution.  Six other Caribbean counties – Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago abstained from voting; while the countries of St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Lucia was absent from the assembly and did not cast votes.In addition to the 128 UN member countries that voted in favor of the resolution, nine (the US, Israel, Guatemala, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo) voted against and 35 abstained. The vote is seen as a victory for the Palestinians.Following the vote, the government of Jamaica issued the following statement:GOJ’s Statement Post Abstention on UNGA VoteThe Government of Jamaica has taken note of the recent announcement by the President of the United States of America recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and advising of its intention to move its Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.The Government recognizes the sovereign right of states to determine their relations with others, but notes international concerns regarding the possible implications of same.We unequivocally continue to hope for the attainment of peace and stability for the people of that region, through continued dialogue on outstanding issues.Jamaica therefore reaffirms the statement made by Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade during the UNGA in September 2017 that, “We continue to believe that the best solution to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis rests in a negotiated political settlement based on a just, lasting and comprehensive agreement that guarantees the security of Israel and provides for a Palestinian State, within internationally recognized borders”last_img read more

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