A man lies dead in the street: the image that captures the Wuhan coronavirus crisis

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‘These days, many have died,’ says bystander as image shows workers in protective suits and masks taking body away

It is an image that captures the chilling reality of the coronavirus outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan: a grey-haired man wearing a face mask lies dead on the pavement, a plastic shopping bag in one hand, as police and medical staff in full protective suits and masks prepare to take him away.

On what would typically be a crowded street in Wuhan, an industrial city of 11 million people under quarantine, there are only a few passersby – but they dare not go near him.

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Fukushima radioactive water should be released into ocean, say Japan experts

idiotic death move for ocean and us.

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Build-up of contaminated water from wrecked nuclear plant has been sticking point in clean-up likely to take decades

A panel of experts advising Japan’s government on a disposal method for radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant has recommended releasing it into the ocean, a move likely to alarm neighbouring countries.

Related: Fukushima fishermen concerned for future over release of radioactive water

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Ongoing mumps outbreak among adolescents and young adults, Ireland, August 2018 to January 2020

Between 18 August 2018 and 24 January 2020, 3,736 mumps cases were notified in Ireland. The highest numbers of notifications were observed in the age group 15–24 years. Vaccination status was reported for 32% (n = 1,199) of cases: 72% of these had received two doses of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Vaccination uptake after free MMR vaccination targeting colleges and universities since early 2019 was low. Therefore, a national media campaign began in January 2020.

Sands Of Time #life #hospice #poetry – penned in moon dust

I draw an endless line I’ve forgotten where’s the start fingers know the texture lines drawn upon my heart * countless beyond measure the sands beneath my feet a child’s toes remember sea memories so deep * I’ve drawn an endless line forgotten where’s the start at times I’ve lost all hope those lines have…
— Read on moondustwriter.com/2020/01/30/sands-of-time-life-hospice-poetry/

In Kerala, millions of people form a human chain to protest India’s “anti-muslim” citizenship laws

“The citizenship law will endanger the constitution and destroy peace”

Screenshot from YouTube Video by indusdotnews.

Human Chain in Kerala. Screenshot from YouTube Video by indusdotnews.

On 26 January, on the Republic Day of India, several millions of people formed a 620 km human chain from the north to the south of Kerala demanding the withdrawal of the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA) promulgated in December 2019 provides a path to citizenship for non-Muslim immigrants from the neighbouring countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. However, it has drawn criticism from civil society organizations and the opposition for unfairly excluding Muslims. The Citizenship Amendment Act, combined with the nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC), is deemed to be disastrous, not only for the minority Muslims, but also all other Indians.

The human chain event was organised by Left Democratic Front (LDF), a coalition of left-wing political parties led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and its leader, the Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan.

Another Human chain is going to be created by the Malayalis in Kerala on our Republic Day,2020.

This human chain will be 620 km long to show the protest against #CAA_NRC_NPR and other unconstitutional activities of Sanghis.

From Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram.#CAA_NRCProtests pic.twitter.com/Rb0MANTJXc

— Debasish Paul (@ComradeDebasish) January 25, 2020

Note: Malaylalis = People from Kerala speaking the Malayalam language. Sanghis = Followers of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing, Hindu nationalist, paramilitary volunteer organisation.

The crowd included politicians, cultural activists, religious leaders, artists and concerned citizens. Social media accounts were flooded with colorful images and videos from the protest:

A view from the 620 km long human chain in Kerala to protest against the anti constitutional CAA, NRC & NPR and ‘Hum Dekhenge’ in Malayalam in the background.

Let our PM identity all these people by their dresses 🙂
pic.twitter.com/N9exiGsooa

— Ravi Nair (@t_d_h_nair) January 26, 2020

Note: “Hum Dekhenge” = We will see.

The Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan joined the protests and said in a statement:

The citizenship law will endanger the Constitution and destroy peace in the country since their (the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s) intention is to destroy secularism. We have already declared that Kerala is not the place to accept the new citizenship regime.

He also shared this tweet:

Kerala, in essence, is an argument for equality. The people of this land are unapologetically secular. The #KeralaHumanChain of today is yet another example for our unity. This battle, we will not rest and we shall overcome.#HumanChain pic.twitter.com/W3Hprr7E8t

— Pinarayi Vijayan (@vijayanpinarayi) January 26, 2020

Stand up in any way you can. It’s necessary#NoCAANoNRC

PHOTOS: Newlyweds, Young Children Take Part In Kerala’s Human Chain Against CAA https://t.co/fhGy6zEAm3

— Riddhi Doshi (@riddhi09) January 29, 2020

From their Wedding to the 620 km human chain —-

formed in Kerala demanding withdrawal of CAA.#शाहीन_बाग_से_हिलती_सरकार pic.twitter.com/4rHfwRA3EA

— FAISAL ALAM🇮🇳 (@FAISALALAM832) January 27, 2020

The Kerala human chain was not allowed to break even in backwaters. Such is the devotion towards constitution. pic.twitter.com/TASApYuqIk

— Ramesh_India (@CommonManInd65) January 28, 2020

Thousands of people formed an 11km long human chain in Kolkata, the capital of the state of West Bengal on the same day.

#Kolkata . This human chain goes 11 kms to Golpark from Shyambazar Against NRC/CAA/NPR. pic.twitter.com/Yj40ArgKFd

— Dibyendu (@Dibyend48970765) January 26, 2020

Republic Day honours the date (26 January 1950) on which the Constitution of India came into effect and turned the nation into a newly formed republic. On this day, India saw protests across the country that accuse the CAA of being detrimental to a key component of the constitutional value system — envisioning a secular India.

Protest against CAA/NRC/NPR in india in 56 cities on Republic Day #शाहीन_बाग_से_हिलती_सरकार pic.twitter.com/XqtXuNRent

— Aamir Siddiqui (@AamirSi11033884) January 27, 2020

🔸Lakhs in a Human Chain in Kerala

🔸11km Human Chain in Kolkata

🔸Republic Day celebrations in Shaheen Bagh

🔸Dalit & Adivasi march in Bengaluru

Anti-CAA-NRC movement grows bigger & bigger. Modi would be tired of seeing pics & identifying crores of people by their clothes 😄pic.twitter.com/9wxWADKlW0

— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) January 27, 2020

Read our special coverage: Who is paying the cost of India’s declining democracy? for more details on the protests against the citizenship laws in India.

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China NHC Adds 1982 New Coronavirus Cases In Last 24 Hours

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On the day that the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus epidemic in China a PHEIC (Public Health Emergency of International Concern), China’s National Health Commission added 1982 new cases, and 42 additional deaths.

Of those, hard hit Hubei province contributed 1220 cases or roughly 62% of today’s total.

The NHC also announced the cure and discharge of 47 cases, which exceeds the number of deaths reported today.  The totals so far show 213 deaths and only 171 recoveries.

Update on pneumonia of new coronavirus infections as of 24:00 on January 30

Published: 2020-01-31

Source : Health Emergency Office

At 04:00 on January 30, 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 1982 new confirmed cases, 157 severe cases, and 43 new deaths (42 cases in Hubei Province, Heilongjiang Province). 1 case in the province), 47 new cases were cured and discharged, and 4812 new cases were suspected.

As of 2400 on January 30, the National Health and Health Commission has received a total of 9,692 confirmed cases (31 cases in Sichuan Province were subtracted from the cumulative confirmed cases) in 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps. A total of 213 deaths and 171 cases were cured and discharged, with a total of 15,238 suspected cases.

At present, a total of 113,579 close contacts have been tracked (21 cases of reductions in Beijing). On the day, 4,201 people were released from medical observation, and a total of 102,427 people were receiving medical observation.

A total of 28 confirmed cases were reported from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan: 12 from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 7 from the Macao Special Administrative Region, and 9 from Taiwan.

(Note: When quoted by the media, please mark “Information comes from the official website of the National Health and Health Commission.“)