A 50-year-old man in India who mistakenly thought he had contracted the coronavirus hung himself to protect his family, a news report said.
K. Bala Krishna was treated by doctors in Tirupati for a viral fever but was assured he did not have the deadly disease that has killed more than 1,350 worldwide, according to the Times of India.
Despite the doctors’ assurances, Krishna began watching videos on the virus on his mobile phone and became convinced that he had been infected, the newspaper said. He feared he would put his family in harm’s way. “My father watched coronavirus-related videos the whole day on Monday and kept saying he had similar symptoms,” his son, Bala Murali, told the Times. “He attacked us when we tried to tell him that he did not suffer from the deadly...
Malaysian health authorities on Thursday (Feb 13) confirmed a new coronavirus infection involving a woman from China, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 19.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the 39-year-old
victim, who arrived from Wuhan, China, on Jan 25, is believed to be
linked to two other victims, also from Wuhan, who are being treated at
the isolation ward in the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.
The two others are her mother and a friend. They tested positive for the coronavirus on Feb 5 and Feb 7.
The 39-year-old victim was initially placed under home surveillance and monitoring.
"She had arrived in Malaysia from China on Jan 25 with four other
women. While under surveillance, she began developing symptoms such as
cough and feve...
Afghan officials say a suicide blast near a military academy in Kabul
early Tuesday killed at least six people, including four soldiers.
The bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body at a checkpoint
near the entrance to the capital city’s Marshal Fahim Military Academy.
Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said the blast injured at
least 12 people, including both civilians and military personnel.
There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack but
the military academy has been the target of suicide bombings in the past
by the Taliban insurgency and Islamic State militants.
Tuesday’s violence came after around three months of a lull in such
attacks in Kabul, mainly attributed to ongoing peace negotiations
between the United States and the Tali...
The chili industry in Southern Pakistan risk destruction due to climate change.
Farmers in Sunri suffered a 40 percent drop in production last year due to scorching temperatures and lack of rain.
Mian Muhammad Saleem is the President of the Red Chilli Growers’ Association.
In 2019 we have produced only 70 to 80,000 tons of red chilli crops.
“We yielded 50 percent more red chillies this year than we harvested
in 2017-18, but unfortunately overall production of red chillies has
gone down in 2019 and it made impact on the price of chillies and its
rates doubled. We have produced 125,000 tons of red chilli crops in
2018, and in 2019 we have produced only 70 to 80,000 tons of red chilli
crops”, Saleem said.
Saleem says its time for the government step in to help.