Bangladesh Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus To Get Second Olympic Laurel
TOKYO — Nobel Peace Prize awardee Muhammad Yunus will become the second recipient of the prestigious Olympic Laurel on July 23, during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic 2020. “With the Olympic Laurel, we take forward the vision of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder, and reviver of the modern Olympic Games,” said Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee. The Olympic Games unite the entire world in peaceful competition, celebrating unity in diversity,” said Professor Yunus. Initiated for Rio 2016, the Olympic Laurel is to be awarded at the opening ceremony of each summer edition of the Olympic Games. Symbolizing the connection with the ancient Olympic Games, the base of the trophy is a replica of a stone from the site of Olympia, Greece.thewestsidegazette.com
Burial traditions clash with coronavirus safety in Indonesia
This has led to increasing incidents of bodies being taken from hospitals, rejection of COVID-19 health and safety procedures, and what some experts say is a lack of communication from the government. He had always washed his hands, worn a mask and followed health protocols issued by the government, according to local residents. Indonesia has confirmed more than 68,000 cases of the coronavirus, including over 3,350 deaths, the most infections and fatalities in Southeast Asia. The government is urging people to follow health protocols for coronavirus patients, but without the participation of local authorities, messaging if often disregarded. Bodies of coronavirus victims have also been stolen in other places across Indonesia.