North Korea Locks Down Pyongyang , Over ‘Respiratory Illness’.
Reuters reports that North Korean authorities have issued a five-day lockdown in the nation's capital. .
According to the Russian embassy, "a special anti-epidemic period has been established.".
The lockdown order also reportedly requires citizens to take their temperatures four times daily and alert a hospital via phone. .
While there was no mention of COVID,
the notice referred to an "increase in winter cases
of recurrent flu and other respiratory diseases.".
Reuters reports that last August,
North Korea declared victory over COVID.
The country never confirmed how many COVID cases it had because of an apparent lack of testing abilities. .
South Korea's NK News reports that Pyongyang residents were stocking up on supplies in case stricter measures were implemented.
According to state news agency KCNA, the North Korean city of Kaesong has also intensified public messages...
... "so that all the working people
observe anti-epidemic regulations
voluntarily in their work and life"
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation in a revelation about the crypto heist in US said that two hacker groups associated with North Korea, the Lazarus Group and APT38, were responsible for the theft of $100 million from U.S. crypto firm Harmony's Horizon bridge in June last year.
#NorthKorea #US #CryptoFirmHeist
An official spokesperson said that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to China early next month. The spokesperson added that the details of his visit are being worked out. On Wednesday, at his daily news conference, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said that the challenge that North Korea poses to the Indo-Pacific region and beyond will be on the agenda when the Secretary of State visits Beijing.
#AntonyBlinken #NedPrice #China
This Day in History:, Gandhi Is Assassinated.
January 30, 1948.
The political and spiritual leader
of the Indian independence
movement was assassinated
in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic.
Known as Mahatma, or “the great soul,”
Gandhi’s methods of civil disobedience influenced
leaders of civil rights movements around the world.
He organized his first campaign of satyagraha,
or mass civil disobedience, in 1906 while
working as a lawyer in South Africa.
Five years after returning to India,
Gandhi launched a new satyagraha in 1919 in
protest of Britain’s mandatory military draft of Indians.
For the next two decades, he led fasts, marches,
worked for India's poor and was often imprisoned.
In 1942, Gandhi launched
the “Quit India” movement,
which called for a total
British withdrawal from India.
On August 15, 1947, Britain
agreed to create the two new independent
states of India and Pakistan.
When he was killed, Gandhi was on
a vigil to heal the religious strife between
Hindus and Muslims in his country
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In 1947..when India and Pakistan were divided, the partition of geographical boundaries was agreed upon. One thing that was left untouched back then was water resources. 13 years later..i.e in 1960..a treaty was agreed upon by both nations to apportion water of the Indus river…the tributaries of which flows through both nations. And now…this 1960 treaty is back in limelight. Just few days back, New Delhi issued official notice to Islamabad seeking modifications in this treaty. In this video, we decode what is this Indus Water Treaty….and what are the differences between India and Pakistan with regard to this. But before that, don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to Oneindia.
#Induswatertreaty #IndiaPakwaterbattle #IndiaPakistan
Sharad Yadav, a former union minister and one of India’s most prominent socialist leaders passed away at the age of 75 in New Delhi. PM Modi shared condolences on the passing away of the leader.
#SharadYadav #RJD #PMModi
Today, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was spotted pulling his mother Sonia Gandhi’s legs by squeezing her cheeks during the Congress’ Foundation Day event at the party headquarters in New Delhi.
#RahulGandhi #SoniaGandhi #CongressFoundationDay
Protests break out in China's Xinjiang after deadly apartment fire; Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticises Kyiv Mayor Klitschko over power cuts; Xi Jinping tells Kim Jong Un that China wants to work with North..