Malaysia’s “ASEAN Post” reported on April 6 that a Filipino man who went out without authorization in violation of anti-epidemic regulations was reported to have been corporal punishment 300 times and died of squatting.
Darren, a man who lives in Luzon, the Philippines, violated the local curfew on COVID-19 on April 1, and went out to buy drinking water after 18:00. He was caught by the police and fined 300 squats. At 6 o’clock in the morning the next morning, Darren came back home in pain. According to relatives, Darren could hardly walk that day, and could only “crawl”. He started convulsing at night and eventually passed away at about 22 o’clock. The local police resolutely denied the claims of their relatives, saying that they never physically punished anyone who violated the epidemic prevention regulations and only made verbal criticisms.
The BBC reported that earlier this month, the Philippines was accused of torturing those who violated epidemic prevention regulations. Some people were allegedly placed in dog cages by police and government officials, and others were forced to sit and expose themselves in the hot sun. Philippine President Duterte issued a televised speech on April 1, warning the public not to violate the epidemic prevention regulations.
A prison in Nigeria was attacked by militants, leading to the escape of 1,844 prisoners. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on the 5th that these unidentified militants used explosives to destroy a prison in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, and a policeman was shot and injured in the attack.
According to the Nigeria Correctional Service, in the early morning of April 5, these militants rushed into prison with weapons such as rocket launchers, machine guns, explosives and rifles. The local police said that the separatist organization “Aboriginal Biafra” was probably responsible for the attack, but the organization denied this. Nigerian President Buhari called the attack a “terrorist act” initiated by “anarchists” and he urged local security agencies to arrest the attackers and fugitives as soon as possible.
Since January this year, several police stations in southeastern Nigeria have been attacked by militants. A large amount of ammunition has been stolen and more than a dozen security personnel have been killed. No one has claimed responsibility for these attacks. According to reports, due to the suppression of large-scale local protests by the Nigerian security department, armed insurgents continue to increase in the area.
According to a report by the New York Post on April 5, a photo of former US President Trump’s new office was posted on the Internet that day, and a bottle of suspected sugar-free Coca-Cola on his desk attracted attention. Because just two days ago, Trump called on his supporters to “boycott” companies such as Coca-Cola.
According to the report, Trump’s former adviser, Miller, met with him at the new Trump office in Sealake Manor on the same day, and then uploaded a group photo of the two to Twitter with the text “Just now with (former) President Trump Had a wonderful conversation”. In the photo, Trump is sitting behind a desk similar to the White House desk, with a pair of glasses and a copy of the Wall Street Journal on the desk. And there seems to be a bottle of sugar-free Coca-Cola behind the phone. Netizens noticed the various details in the photos and discussed them. Some netizens said: “He previously issued a statement to boycott Coca-Cola, but I guess he meant to call on’others to boycott.” At the same time, some netizens said that Miller told Trump. “It’s former President Trump, and we must correct this mistake.”
On March 25th, the state of Georgia passed an amendment to the election law, which caused huge controversy across the United States. Opponents said the plan was clearly “partial to the Republican Party.” Many companies and social organizations, including Coca-Cola, jointly opposed the amendment. Program. On April 3, Trump condemned these companies and groups in a statement and called on supporters to “boycott” these institutions.
As global warming has intensified, many Asian countries have had their hottest March. According to the “Korea Herald” report on April 6, South Korea experienced the highest average temperature on record in March, and local cherry blossoms also refreshed their earliest flowering season in 99 years.
The latest data from the Korea Meteorological Agency show that the average temperature in March in South Korea was 8.9℃, which was the highest average temperature recorded in the month since the implementation of temperature monitoring in 1973. The previous record was 8.1°C in 2018. The Korea Meteorological Agency said that the country’s rainfall last month was 109.2 mm, the fourth highest value since 1973. The Meteorological Agency explained that the high temperature and rain are the result of the weakening of the Siberian cold current and the rising of the subtropical high in the western Pacific.
Japan and India also spent the “hottest March”. CBS reported on April 5 that due to climate change, Japan’s spring came early this year, and the cherry blossoms were the first time since 1200 to open. Osaka University researcher Yasuyuki Aono said: “Sakura is very sensitive to temperature, and the blooming time depends largely on the temperature.” The staff of the Observation Office of the Japan Meteorological Agency said that Japanese cherry blossoms usually bloom in April, and this year Such advancement is “probably affected by global warming.” According to data from the Japan Meteorological Agency, the average temperature in Japan in March has been rising steadily, from 8.6°C in 1953 to 13°C this year.
The Bureau of Meteorology of India also released the March 2021 temperature report on April 5. The report shows that India ushered in the hottest March in 121 years. “India Express” said on the 6th that the country’s average maximum temperature in March this year was 32.65°C, compared to 31.24°C in previous years. Not only that, the lowest and average temperatures in India in March were both higher than normal.
Genamani, a scientist at the National Weather Forecast Center in New Delhi, said: “The temperature in March is on the rise both day and night, and the weather changes in central India and parts of Rajasthan are very obvious.” He added that the temperature has generally risen. High is observable, it is not caused by some special weather. What worries the country is that India’s March rainfall was below normal. Generally speaking, convection activity in India started in March, but this year there has been no large-scale rainfall.