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India Records 186,364 New COVID-19 Cases, 3,660 Deaths In Last 24 hours

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MOSCOW, May 28 — India has confirmed 186,364 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, with the total number of those infected having reached 27,555,457 the country’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday, reported Sputnik.

The death toll from the disease has reached 318,895 people, with 3,660 new fatalities being recorded in the last 24 hours.

A day earlier, the country confirmed 211,298 new coronavirus cases, with 3,847 fatalities.

India comes second in terms of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, following the United States with more than 33.21 million patients.

The World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. To date, more than 168.77 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 3.5 million fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Muhammad Faris Nabil’s 21-Day Sacrifice To Ward Off Invisible Enemy

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KODIANG,  Sept 2 — Muhammad Faris Nabil Zaidi  went “missing” for 21 days from his house in Kampung Siputeh near here, sacrificing the comfort of home, out of a sense of responsibility to keep villagers  safe from the invisible ‘enemy’.

The 20-year-old man was among 23 youths who volunteered to take turns to man a checkpoint set up by Kampung Siputeh Rukun Tetangga Community (KRT) from last Aug 7 to 27 to prevent COVID-19 from spreading into the village.

“I felt like I was an army recruit having to face the enemy while controlling traffic entering the village when manning the checkpoint, which  set up at the main road leading to the village.

“I volunteered to do it because I feel it is my responsible to protect the villagers and their families from this very dangerous and invisible enemy called COVID-19,” said Muhammad Faris Nabil when met by Bernama.

He said the KRT management provided a place for him and the other volunteers who manned the checkpoint to stay throughout the 21 days as they were not allowed to go home for the  safety of their respective family members.

“It’s a small sacrifice, but I feel very happy and proud to be able to do my bit to ensure the safety of the villagers from COVID-19,” he added.

Muhammad Faris Nabil said he asked for his mother’s permission before joining the other volunteers to man the checkpoint.

“Since I could not go home, she would call me everyday to ask about my condition, whether I was okay, had taken my meals, but the most meaningful lesson I got when I was one of the volunteers at the checkpoint is that it teaches me to be more disciplined, trustworthy and more responsible,” he added.

Meanwhile, vice-chairman of the village KRT, Fadilah Saad said residents in the village, especially the young people, are active in volunteer activities.

 “Those who volunteered to man the checkpoint did it voluntarily. They are not paid any allowance,” he said, adding the checkpoint was set up with the permission of the police and the Health Ministry.

He said the volunteers took turns to man the checkpoint, with three people on duty every four hours.

The volunteers also conduct patrols in the village.

He said outsiders could not enter the village if they had no important matters to attend to and delivery of goods in the village was allowed only until up to the checkpoint to avoid outsiders bringing the virus into the village.

“If there is a need to pay delivery charges, anyone who works at the control post will pay first and the KRT management will refund it. The package will then be sanitised before it is sent to the recipient,”  he added.

Sources: BERNAMA

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(Video) Panta Petrovic, Man Who Has Been Practicing Social Distancing For 20 Years

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Almost twenty years ago, a man named Panta Petrovic made social distancing a lifestyle choice. He opted for a socially distanced and self-isolated life when he moved to cave top in the Stara Planina mountains in Serbia. His home on the mountain has a unique tree-climb entrance. He does not often come out for purchases as he gets welfare and food donations reached to him.

When asked about his hermitage, Petrovic explained that he wanted to live a life without his wife, neighbors, or police intervention. He lived a normal life before he started living in a cave. Petrovic worked as a laborer on the black market and had married thrice. However, he found freedom and solace away from society.

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While taking up cave life he also gave up his earning to build three small bridges across the town. He believes ‘money is cursed’ and it only corrupts people. Petrovic feeds mostly on leftovers in the town bins. Sometimes, he walks around the forest to collect mushrooms and fish from a nearby lake. He also owns a herd of goats, a flock of chickens, three kittens, and a wild boar named Mara. They lived in the cave until a few of them were slaughtered by wolves, which prompted Petrovic to move them to a shack across the town. He heavily relies on donations to feed his animals.

He came out after 20 years to get his COVID-19 vaccine and also urged other residents to get their due doses. Towards the conclusion of his interview with the news agency, Petrovic reiterated his stance on vaccines. He called the anti-vaxxers fussy and directed them to get their jabs too. The vaccines are to eradicate the disease and urged every citizen to get their due jabs.

Sources: TikTok Dr Karan Raj.

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Body of Missing Soldier At Sungai Pahang Found

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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 — The Malaysian Army today confirmed that the body of the soldier who went missing in Sungai Pahang while undergoing its PARA Predator Exercise on Sunday was found today.

In a statement, the Army said the drowned body of Lance Corporal Mohamad Azrin Mohamad Isa was found at 8.15 am by villagers in Kampung Serengkam, Maran, about 70km from the scene.

“The Army would like to express our deepest condolences to his wife, Nor Aqila Syafiqa Safuan, and the entire family and will provide appropriate assistance to ensure the wellbeing of the family.

“We also hope that the public will not spread the pictures of Lance Corporal Mohamad Azrin’s remains,” it said.

Mohamad Azrin, 25, a member of the Army’s Pathfinder Company, was undergoing a tactical training phase crossing Sungai Pahang from Kampung Batu Bor to Kampung Bohor Baru when he went missing at 4.40 pm on Sunday.

In the statement, the Army also expressed appreciation to Pahang police, Fire and Rescue Department, Civil Defence Department, as well as other relevant agencies and villagers involved in the search and rescue operation which began on Aug 29.

Sources: BERNAMA

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