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The Tablighi Jamaat (“Society for Spreading Faith”) is a global missionary movement whose primary purpose is to encourage Muslims everywhere to be more religiously observant, according to Pew Research Center, a think-tank based in Washington, D.C.
Since state news agency Xinhua first reported that President Xi Jinping would lead “a people’s war” on the epidemic on Jan. 20, police had handled 5,111 cases of “fabricating and deliberately disseminating false and harmful information,” according to a Feb. 21 statement from the ministry of public security
Observers are concerned that some of these returnees might be asymptomatic carriers of the virus and therefore unwittingly spread it all throughout the country on their way back to their homes in both the country’s urban and rural areas
On April 1, Rodrigo Duterte ordered the police and military to shoot people who do not respect the lockdown of the nation. “We are really worried and shocked. We are living a double battle every day: with the pandemic or with the drug-related murders”, says Sebastian Cruz, 23, to Fides, who lives in a slum in Manila, where people are forced to leave the house to get food.
The Cameroonian regulator of the drug is concerned that ” the prescription or use for therapeutic purposes of this chloroquine not containing active ingredient can be dangerous for patients’ health after an alert from the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the circulation of falsified anti-malarials in Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria
In Delhi, police arrested a man for allegedly calling a woman “coronavirus” after he had spit ‘paan’ on her face. The woman has filed a police complaint alleging that the discriminatory remarks made by the man. The man was arrested under Section 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which deals with the crime of using words, gestures or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman
Eid al-Fitr, a Muslim festival marking the end of the Ramadan, Islam’s holy month of fasting, is expected to fall on May 24, subject to the sighting of the new moon. Last year, almost 15 million people traveled from the greater Jakarta region to their hometowns across the world’s largest Muslim-majority country
Thousands of migrant workers from Myanmar already have returned home China and Thailand, with one returnee in Yangon testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday, prompting the Ministry of Health and Sports to warn of the possibility of a major outbreak
The draft law contains no checks and balances or periodic reviews of states of emergency, with the government only obliged to “inform on a regular basis” the National Assembly and the Senate of emergency measures taken. It also allows for the invocation of martial law “in the event of war, or in any other circumstances in which there is a serious risk to national security”
Via Whatsapp, Claire Nevill, the WFP spokeswoman in Zimbabwe, said the U.N. agency has increased the number of food distribution points to limit overcrowding and distributed protective clothing, among other hygienic measures, to curb the spread of the disease