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An outlook of Kabul city under Coronavirus lockdown

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(Last Updated On: April 6, 2020)

Kabul is living its hard time, facing the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic – although people do not take it seriously, the city is experiencing a lock-down.

Kabul is the second Afghan city hit by the virus. Though several cases are being tested positive for the virus in the capital Kabul every day, and restrictions have been announced by the authorities, neither the disease nor the restrictions on movements have been taken seriously by most people. Many believe that the real concern is that if the inconsideration and the recklessness continue, the city will walk into an uncontrollable situation.

Kabul City footage under Coronavirus lockdown

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in all over Afghanistan is now in hundreds.

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Allaudin area of Kabul; movement seems less than it was before.

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Bagh-e Bala area of Kabul; now deserted.

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Dahanai Nal area of Kabul; People work here despite the lockdown.

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Central area of Kabul, Dar-ul-Aman represents a decent curfew.

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Enhesarat area of Kabul; People still work here reasoning poverty.

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Kart-e-Char, the heart of Kabul; lockdown almost welcomed by people.

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Kart-e-Mamoorin area; deserted for the sake of the lockdown.

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Kart-e-Parwan; People seem to be abiding by the lockdown.

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Kot-e-Sangi area of Kabul; Few people walk around.

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Pol-e-Sokhta area of Kabul – Commuted as usual.

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Qowa-e-Markaz Road, a commercial spot of Kabul; no trade activities are seen.

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Darwaza-e-Sher, hillside area; inhabited by the poor – the quarantine has been painful here.

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The quarantine measures have been imposed in many other countries across the world. To name a few, US, India and Brazil have been implementing curfew as a part of efforts to slow down the transmission of the Coronavirus. Meanwhile, Americas, Indians and Brazilians have welcomed the lock down, helping the government in the fight against the COVID-19 by staying put.

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Many US states and cities have told their citizens to stay home and avoid contact with other people. These images show how empty schools, parking lots and city streets have become.

US cities in Coronavirus quarantine, seen from above

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US cities in Coronavirus quarantine, seen from above

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US cities in Coronavirus quarantine, seen from above

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US cities in Coronavirus quarantine, seen from above

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US cities in Coronavirus quarantine, seen from above

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In India, a three-week nationwide lockdown has been imposed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an attempt to halt the spread of the Coronavirus.

India’s 1.3billion population in lockdown – in pictures

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India’s 1.3billion population in lockdown – in pictures

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India’s 1.3billion population in lockdown – in pictures

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India’s 1.3billion population in lockdown – in pictures

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India’s 1.3billion population in lockdown – in pictures

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Leading tennis player charged with assaulting ex-wife

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Nikoloz Basilashvili, a leading tennis player has been sued by his ex-wife for assault, CNN reports.

A statement from the Prosecutor’s Office of Georgia indicates that Nikoloz Basilashvili, who is ranked No. 27 in the world, was charged with violence against Neli Dorokashvili.

Although an investigation into the criminal case is ongoing, Basilashvili was released on a bail of $31,300 and is due to return to court on July 16 for the next hearing.

In a statement on Basilashvili’s Facebook page posted after he posted bail, his legal representatives said the allegations are “false and totally unsubstantiated.”

The couple, who have a five-year-old son together, divorced last year.

His layers have said, “We would like to ensure Nikoloz Basilashvili’s fans that video footage already submitted to the court evidences our client’s position and fully discharges him from the abovementioned untrue allegations.”

On the other hand, Dorokashvili’s lawyer says there is evidence to support her claims, noting “There are people who are witness to their relationship. There are some video records and audio records. There also some transcripts, there are dialogues of phone text messages and so forth.”

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Twitter disabled Trump’s video tribute to Floyd for copyright reasons

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Twitter has pulled down Donald Trump’s tribute video to George Floyd on its platform.

On a copyright complaint, Twitter has pulled down Donald Trump’s tribute video to George Floyd on its platform, news agencies report.

A Twitter representative has said, “We respond to valid copyright complaints sent to us by a copyright owner or their authorized representatives,”

The clip is said to be a collation of photos and videos of protest marches and instances of violence in the aftermath of Floyd’s death, with Trump’s voiceover.

The three-minute 45-second video is still on YouTube, with over 60,000 views and 13,000 likes – it was tweeted by Trump’s campaign on June 3.

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Afghanistan records highest Coronavirus death toll in single day

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Nine people have died of Coronavirus in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry.

In a statement released on Friday, the ministry said that three people in Balkh, two in Herat, two in Samangan, and two others in Kunduz lost life after suffering COVID-19.

According to the statement, 915 people were tested positive for the Coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

The cases were registered as follow: 423 in Kabul, 201 in Herat, 116 in Balkh, 29 in Kunduz, 23 in Kunar, 21 in Kandahar, 21 in Farah, 21 in Sar-e-Pul, 20 in Helmand, 15 in Samangan, 11 in Paktia, 7 in Nangarhar, 4 in Maidan Wardak, and three in Laghman, the statement said.

It brings the total affected people to 18,969 in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, 178 people have recovered and fully discharged from the hospitals, bringing the total recoveries to 1,763, the ministry added.

So far, 309 people have died of the virus since its first case was detected in western Herat province.

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