COVID-19 ‘extremely unlikely’ to have come from a lab, experts say

THE VIRUS that causes COVID-19 probably jumped from animals to humans and is “extremely unlikely” to have come from a laboratory, .............
Pandemic triggers ‘widespread upheaval’ in global fisheries and aquaculture
COVID-19 has caused “widespread upheaval” for the whole fishing and aquaculture industry around the world, the UN deputy agriculture chief said on Tuesday, launching a new report that assesses the toll the pandemic has taken on the sector. 
Consecutive drop in new COVID-19 cases ‘encouraging news’: WHO
THE number of new COVID-19 cases globally has fallen for the third week in a row, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Monday, though urging countries not to let up efforts to defeat the disease. 
On Expanding the United States Supreme Court
With the swearing-in of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States and the Democrats having a bare majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate a few people are enthusiastic and hopeful as the executive and legislative branch of the United States government, for the first time since 2015, is ‘controlled’ by the Democrats. To add a spanner to the works (so to speak) it can be stated that perhaps in a sense the most powerful institution among the three branches of government the United States Supreme Court is and would continue to be in Republican’ hands’.
Lessons to be learned from our big neighbour friend, China

A New Chapter of Pauk-Phaw Friendship

By Mr Chen Hai, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar

New COVID-19 strains ‘poised to unleash’ more severe infections – Security Council hears
Since September, the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened, infecting close to 100 million people, costing more than $3 trillion in lost wages and intensifying obstacles for peace and security around the world, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Monday.