In the global coronavirus outbreak, the world going through most of its ups and downs, positive and negative, global lockdown, economic crunches and what else not. There are still hopes with technology and people supporting each other to get rid of this major crisis.
Here are few major stories from the month of March, 2020 that you may here more about.
01. Tokyo Olympics postponed over coronavirus
The most awaited global event Tokyo Olympics 2020 has been rescheduled for next year July to August 2021. This is a historic move to push back the world’s biggest sporting event due to control of the spread of the coronavirus that is upsetting global society and this step is the first time the Olympics has been postponed. The event was scheduled to happen on July 24, 2020, in Tokyo.
02. First royal to die from coronavirus
Spain Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma (the royal family), becomes the first royal in the world to pass away due to COVID-19. According to the statement her brother said, the princess, a distant cousin of King Felipe VI, was 86 and died in Paris on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Also, he said, the funeral service took place in Madrid on Friday, March 27, 2020.
03. Mother Nature reclaiming its spaces
Amid the lockdown, corona not only showed its negative side. It has shown its positive side by letting Mother Nature thrive out. While people being locked-down inside houses, wildlife and marine life found its way to explore the empty streets and coastlines of the major biggest cities. The popping up of dolphins and swans in the Venice canals, thousands and lakhs of Olive Ridleys, wild boar sloped from the hills around Barcelona, rare Malabar civet spotted in Kerala and many more left their footprints while the whole world gave space for the nature leaving the cities empty.
04. Mass Lockdown Worldwide
As coronavirus continues to spread globally, major countries finding its effective way to control the spread and save as many lives as possible. The countries urge their population to remain under lockdown for the next few days to stop the pandemic by social distancing and to remain under self-quarantine.
The coronavirus is affecting 203 countries and territories worldwide. USA is struggling with an increasing proportion of COVID-19 cases that reaches up to 2, 15,300 (dated as of 02-Apr-2020). Italy, Spain, China, UK, Germany France, Iran, etc. facing tough times under lockdown due to the major pandemic where the number of COVID cases and the death rates keeps rising.
05. German Finance Minister Suicide
Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, found dead near a railway track on Sunday, March 29, 2020, due to the fear of coronavirus crisis. The case report says, he has committed suicide apparently after becoming deeply worried about how to manage the economic fallout from the coronavirus.
06. White House turns to statistical models
White House turns to statistical models to help predict the outbreak of coronavirus and to help in protecting many people as much as possible. The White House officials started relying on the forecasting as a high number of death cases estimated on different models have focused on President Donald Trump’s attention. This made him drop the idea of reopening the country by Easter and called on Americans to extend the lockdown period for another month and to avoid social contact.
07. Hantavirus death in China
According to an expert of genetics says, the Hantavirus is not a new type and will not trigger a new outbreak like COVID-19. After a man from China’s Yunnan province tested positive for Hantavirus and died in late March. Amid the coronavirus which claimed over lakhs of lives, this also became a source of fear and urged Chinese authorities to test 32 people who shared a bus with him.
08. Meghan and Harry: Trump says US will not pay for their security
America President Donald Trump has offered his opinion directly on the future of Prince Harry (grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and sixth in line to the British throne) and his wife Meghan (American actress), insisting the United States government won’t pay for the couple’s security if they reside in the United States.
As Harry and Meghan stepped out of the royal family and moved to California, Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday: “I am a great friend and admirer of the Queen & the United Kingdom. It was reported that Harry and Meghan, who left the Kingdom, would reside permanently in Canada. Now they have left Canada for the U.S. however, the U.S. will not pay for their security protection. They must pay!”
09. China’s Wuhan return to normal life
Shops are being reopened in Wuhan as the city progressively revives from corona outbreak. Because the very first reason of Wuhan in China emerged as the central city of the world-spread pandemic, costumers scare about stepping in as authorities lift more precautionary controls that kept millions of people inside the house for almost two months.