Jun 5, 2020, 10:52 AM
The coronavirus or simply COVID-19 is having a lasting impact on communities and the world's economy for months now. But one of the sectors to bear the brunt of this impact is tourism, hospitality and travel.
The speed and scope of the coronavirus outbreak have taken world governments by surprise and left the stock market reeling. Since the virus first appeared in China's Hubei province, it has infected over 700,000 people and killed more than 33,000 across the world in less than six months.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has sounded the alarm with the release of its recent annual rainfall forecast, predicting a surge in malaria cases as high temperatures, high relative humidity (above 60%) rainfall and thick vegetation cover provides fertile grounds for the survival of the vectors and development of the parasites.
Mr. President, we would like to congratulate the entire Muslim Ummah on the feast of ‘Koriteh.’ May Allah accept our fasting and grant our prayers.
The COVID-19 pandemic will see more than a quarter of a billion people suffering acute hunger by the end of the year, according to new figures from the World Food Programme (WFP).