February 1, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

February 1, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Tensions are rising in Myanmar as people against military rule plan to hold a “silent strike” on Tuesday. The protest will mark the first anniversary of the coup that overturned the civilian government. People are calling on each other via social media to take the day off work, stay at home and close their businesses as a sign of protest.
2.More than 375 million people worldwide have been infected with the coronavirus since the World Health Organization declared an emergency two years ago. Some countries are now moving to relax restrictions in efforts to live with the virus. The WHO declared on January 30, 2020 that the outbreak of the new coronavirus constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.
3.Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has tested positive for the coronavirus, and urged people to get vaccinated or boosted. Trudeau tweeted on Monday, “This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I’m feeling fine – and I will continue to work remotely this week while following public health guidelines.”