Tags : pandemic life

‘Double confinement’: Palestinians set feet a-brisk to allay mental woes

At sunrise in Gaza, the strip’s coastal path begins to fill up with pedestrians, as growing numbers of Palestinians have taken up walking to relieve stress trapped inside the Israel-blockaded enclave. Life in Gaza, controlled by the extremist group Hamas since 2007, was mentally taxing even before the novel coronavirus outbreak brought additional hardship, including […]...Read More

Dubai’s ‘COVID-safe’ Global Village set to open doors

This Sunday, October 25, 2020, Dubai’s Global Village is set to reopen. It’ll also mark the seasoned destination’s 25th anniversary. Of course, in order to ensure the safety of both employees and the public, there will be strict health and safety precautions in place. Ahead of its reopening, Dubai Media Office issued a statement outlining […]...Read More

Japan’s bright red ‘post-box-on-wheels’ takes a turn around Tokyo streets

In an age of rising demands for contact-free, human-less services, Japan Post Co. unveiled on Wednesday a self-driving mail delivery robot to address the citizens postal needs amid the coronavirus pandemic. Designed with built-in cameras and sensors, the bright red, trolley-sized robot wheeled down Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward, dodging people on the sidewalks, utility poles in […]...Read More

Singapore ‘kampongs’ draws nostalgic, urban crowds, local tourism thrives with

Hidden between the skyscrapers of Singapore’s urban jungle sits Kampong Lorong Buangkok – the only surviving traditional village in this modern city-state of 5.7 million people. Made up of 26 single-story wooden houses, which were once ubiquitous across Singapore, the “kampong”, the Malay word for village, has seen a boom in local visitors after borders […]...Read More

Greek doctors, masks on, off on a jog to knock

Doctors marched with their families and a few friends in Greece’s second-largest city Saturday not to protest, but to debunk misinformation about face masks circulating during the coronavirus pandemic. A few dozen people fast-walked and ran 2 kilometers through central Thessaloniki while wearing face masks and then measured their oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, finding […]...Read More