The coronavirus in China had, of course, a human toll, but it also sowed a certain level of mistrust in the country. As the crisis worsened, Hubei Province was effectively sealed off. Residents who were absent at the time found themselves unable to return home, trapped outside and treated as outcasts. Many were unable to find work or a place to sleep at night. Our field team in Shanghai is reporting.
Second, in Australia, activists say more laws are needed to protect the country’s wildlife and environment. Bush fires and deforestation compound a problem that gets worse every year.
And finally, could hopes of peace lead to ski slopes in Afghanistan? A new generation of young people want to change the reputation of this war-torn country.