The Hong Kong version of the National Security Law continues to cause a backlash in Europe. Sweden said on Monday that it supports France and Germany’s strong response to China’s forced implementation of the National Security Law in Hong Kong. Sweden joined Denmark and the Netherlands.
Coronavirus transmission in India is not showing any signs of stopping. In the last 24 hours, 10,956 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in India, and 396 people have died. At the same time, India has been ranked fourth in the list of countries most affected by the coronavirus.
One country after another is trying to revive their economy by easing quarantine restrictions. People who stay at home are in a hurry to go back to the barbershop, to work, to return to their former life. However, experts warn that the economic crisis will be difficult to resolve, and the economy will not immediately return to the previous level of entrepreneurship.
Sweden has recorded the highest number of coronavirus deaths in the last three weeks. The number of coronavirus deaths is currently approaching 3,500 in the country, after the number of deaths due to the disease shot up significantly on Wednesday. Sweden recorded 147 new deaths due to coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
Sweden plans to ask the European Union to investigate the origin of the new coronavirus pandemic, joining other countries in a decision that could further strain the already frosty relations between Stockholm and Beijing. Sweden’s Health Minister, Lena Hallengren, notified Parliament of this on Wednesday.
Many countries in Europe are now under lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. Sweden is home to more than 4,000 cases and 146 deaths. However, the Nordic nation has taken on everyone else’s approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic and preferred something very close to normal life.
The Vatican, the tiny, walled city state located in the middle of the Italian capital, Rome, has registered its first case of coronavirus. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said the infection was discovered Thursday, and the Vatican’s healthcare services have been temporarily shuttered to disinfect facilities used for outpatient services. The Emergency department remains open, the spokesman said.
On September 23, 2019 Thomas Cook halted its operations. The company owned Thomas Cook Airlines and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia. Thomas Cook was formed in 2007 by the merger of Thomas Cook AG and MyTravel Group. The group operated in two separate segments: a tour operator and an airline. Thomas Cook went into compulsory liquidation on September 23, 2019 and is now under the control of the Official Receiver. The company went into liquidation due to £1.7 billion debt. As a result, the UK Government is having to fly home over 150,000 customers from 18 countries. Brexit uncertainty contributed to the faster demise of Thomas Cook. The company was known for its all-inclusive travel model.
The United Nations, (UN), has released a Compendium from the United Nations Office Of Counter-Terrorism, and plans are made to move the entire world unto a dominant state of technology slavery. The Compendium, subtitled, United Nations Compendium of Recommended Practices for the Responsible Use and Sharing of Biometrics in Counter-Terrorism, lends itself to scrutiny because of the biometric screening abilities that are already in place around the globe.
- #1 Germany: Economy stalled in the final quarter of last year, just skirting recession as fallout from global trade disputes and Brexit put the brakes on a decade of expansion amid signs that exports will stay subdued for the time being.
- #2 UK: Economy expanded at its slowest annual rate in six years in 2018 after a sharp contraction in December. Growth in the year was 1.4%, down from 1.8% in 2017 and the slowest rate since 2012. Blame factory output and car production for the slowdown, among other factors.