Sri Lanka Crisis: President Gotwaya Rajapaksa lifts emergency amid growing protests in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Crisis: President Gotwaya Rajapaksa lifts emergency amid growing protests in Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka Crisis: Every minister of Sri Lanka's government resigned on Sunday except the President and his elder brother Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. After which President Rajapaksa asked all political parties represented in Parliament to accept ministerial posts. But the opposition rejected it as a complete sham.  Colombo: Sri Lanka Crisis: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa revoked the Emergency Rules Ordinance, which came into force on April 1, late on Tuesday, amid protests due to the deepening economic crisis in Sri Lanka. Indeed, Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948 due to rising inflation (about 19 percent) and deteriorating living conditions. 10 updates related to the economic crisis of Sri Lanka In a gazette notification, President Rajapaksa said the Emergency Rules Ordinance would be repealed at midnight on 5 April. Not only this, he dissolved his cabinet on Monday and demanded a united government to form the government due to the growing unrest due to economic crisis due to lack of food, fuel and power cuts.  The Sri Lankan president lost his majority on Tuesday as his former aides demanded his resignation. Sri Lanka is facing the worst recession since independence from Britain in 1948. Due to which people across the country have been facing acute shortage of food, fuel and other essential things. There is an atmosphere of turmoil in the powerful ruling coalition of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. On Tuesday, the new Finance Minister resigned, a day after taking office. Public anger is in full swing since the weekend, with crowds trying to break into the homes of several government figures and large demonstrations elsewhere. Students were seen marching towards the Prime Minister's residence in the rain this evening. After which the police have cordoned off the spot. The Sri Lankan government has five legislators short of a majority in the 225-member house, but there has been no clear indication that legislators will attempt a no-confidence motion, which will force them to resign. Despite emergency laws allowing soldiers to detain protesters, and a weekend curfew that ends on Monday morning, mass protests are taking place across the country. Mobs have tried to enter the homes of more than a dozen government figures, including Rashtrapati Bhavan in Colombo. There the protesters set fire to the vehicles of the security forces. In response, the police force fired rubber bullets at the protesters and fired tear gas shells.  Most of the demonstrations have been peaceful. Catholic priests and nuns led by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Sri Lanka lead a procession in the capital. Ranjith said, "It is a valuable country of intelligent people. But our understanding and that of the people have been humiliated due to corruption."  Sri Lanka has to use up its foreign debt of 51 billion dollars due to the severe shortage of foreign exchange. There has been an unprecedented reduction in results and the economic crisis shows no sign of abating. Economists say Sri Lanka's crisis is exacerbated by government mismanagement, years of accumulated borrowing and unfair tax cuts.

Sri Lanka Crisis: Every minister of Sri Lanka's government resigned on Sunday except the President and his elder brother Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. After which President Rajapaksa asked all political parties represented in Parliament to accept ministerial posts. But the opposition rejected it as a complete sham.

Colombo: Sri Lanka Crisis: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa revoked the Emergency Rules Ordinance, which came into force on April 1, late on Tuesday, amid protests due to the deepening economic crisis in Sri Lanka. Indeed, Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since independence in 1948 due to rising inflation (about 19 percent) and deteriorating living conditions.

Economic crisis of Sri Lanka
In a gazette notification, President Rajapaksa said the Emergency Rules Ordinance would be repealed at midnight on 5 April. Not only this, he dissolved his cabinet on Monday and demanded a united government to form the government due to the growing unrest due to economic crisis due to lack of food, fuel and power cuts. 

The Sri Lankan president lost his majority on Tuesday as his former aides demanded his resignation. Sri Lanka is facing the worst recession since independence from Britain in 1948. Due to which people across the country have been facing acute shortage of food, fuel and other essential things.

There is an atmosphere of turmoil in the powerful ruling coalition of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. On Tuesday, the new Finance Minister resigned, a day after taking office.

Public anger is in full swing since the weekend, with crowds trying to break into the homes of several government figures and large demonstrations elsewhere. Students were seen marching towards the Prime Minister's residence in the rain this evening. After which the police have cordoned off the spot.

The Sri Lankan government has five legislators short of a majority in the 225-member house, but there has been no clear indication that legislators will attempt a no-confidence motion, which will force them to resign.

Despite emergency laws allowing soldiers to detain protesters, and a weekend curfew that ends on Monday morning, mass protests are taking place across the country.

Mobs have tried to enter the homes of more than a dozen government figures, including Rashtrapati Bhavan in Colombo. There the protesters set fire to the vehicles of the security forces. In response, the police force fired rubber bullets at the protesters and fired tear gas shells. 

Most of the demonstrations have been peaceful. Catholic priests and nuns led by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Sri Lanka lead a procession in the capital. Ranjith said, "It is a valuable country of intelligent people. But our understanding and that of the people have been humiliated due to corruption." 

Sri Lanka has to use up its foreign debt of 51 billion dollars due to the severe shortage of foreign exchange. There has been an unprecedented reduction in results and the economic crisis shows no sign of abating.

Economists say Sri Lanka's crisis is exacerbated by government mismanagement, years of accumulated borrowing and unfair tax cuts.

Returnee Tsinghua Talented Woman Died : China

April 5th is Tomb-sweeping Day. The once prosperous Shanghai, under strict control in the face of the epidemic, is shrouded in a haze of fear, anger and despair. What is the situation in Shanghai?

Shanghai reiterates that the policy of "separation of flesh and blood" for epidemic prevention is recommended by experts to be flexible
Shanghai's new crown infections exceeded 10,000 in a single day, officials said the situation was "extremely severe"
Residents who have been locked down for a month in Puxi, Shanghai complain that the lifting of the blockade is still in the future

The latest data from the Shanghai Health and Health Commission shows that after a week of severe city closures, Shanghai's epidemic data has risen instead of falling, reaching a new high. On Monday (April 4 ) , more than 13,000 new local confirmed cases were reported in Shanghai , which was more than the total number of confirmed cases in the country the previous day, which shocked the outside world.

Due to the continued deterioration of the epidemic, the Office of the Shanghai Leading Group for Epidemic Prevention and Control released a message on Monday evening, stating,  "The city will continue to implement lockdown management, and strictly implement 'staying home' except for medical treatment due to illness."  But the statement did not Specifically, how long will the closure and control of Shanghai last.

Since last week, Shanghai has been divided into Pudong and Puxi in turn. Pudong was originally scheduled to end the closure and control at 5:00 on April 1 , but after the nominal "unblocking", many places are still in a state of closure and control; Puxi was originally scheduled to end the closure and control at  3:00 on the 5th , but it has also announced a delay.

Due to the severe closure and control measures for several days, many secondary disasters have been triggered, including the collapse of the medical system, the inability to guarantee the basic life of residents, the complete shutdown of the economy and society, and the accumulation of a lot of anxiety, anger and despair among the people.

Shanghai "crazy control" tragedy: returnee Tsinghua talented woman dies in hospital
Recently, a piece of information about Li Chang, a talented woman from Tsinghua University and a returnee from Silicon Valley, died in a rehabilitation hospital in Shanghai due to the strict control measures of the new crown virus epidemic, and the information was widely spread in the WeChat group.

According to people familiar with the matter, Li Chang was born in 1973 and studied at Beijing Shijia Hutong Primary School, Beijing No. 2 Middle School, and Beijing No. 4 Middle School. In 1992 , he was admitted to the Department of Computer Science of Tsinghua University. After graduation, he studied in the United States and worked in Silicon Valley. have two children. In 2018 , Li Chang returned to China and settled in Shanghai because his husband started a business in Shanghai.

Last year, Li Chang was hospitalized for a sudden cerebral hemorrhage, and later received rehabilitation at a rehabilitation center in Shanghai. Before the incident, he had regained consciousness, but he had not yet regained his language and mobility. Due to the outbreak of the epidemic in Shanghai, the epidemic prevention and control measures were strengthened at the end of March. Li Chang’s rehabilitation center found positive patients, so everyone was required to be isolated, including the nursing staff.

The husband asked to isolate with his wife, but was not allowed. The husband even organized all the family members of the nursing center, occupied a room, blocked the door from the inside to fight, and firmly refused to leave the nursing center. But the police came, stormed the room, and arrested her husband on the grounds of sabotaging the fight against the virus.

The nursing center promised to arrange additional nursing staff, but one nursing staff had to supervise more than a dozen people, and the person in charge of Li Chang could not suck phlegm. Just one day later, Li Chang, who had not yet regained her language function, was unable to call for help, and died of suffocation because no one was sucking phlegm for her. It is reported that the hospital only gave the family a "dead and cremated" notice, and the body could not even be seen.

In her speech at the memorial ceremony, Li Chang's mother said on the Internet: "We are sad and angry at the same time. The new crown epidemic has been abused for nearly three years. Innocents gave their lives."

Unfortunately, it is not only this Tsinghua girl
Some alumni wrote in the memorial essay: "Some people say that her right to life cannot be more important because she is a Tsinghua alumnus. Of course not! She is just one of the ordinary patients who were forced to isolate or delayed in treatment due to the lack of medical resources , and there are more Many lives may have been, are or will be sacrificed needlessly, so we are so sad ... Please respect the right to life of every person and patient, and not be swallowed up by a huge zero."

Someone else posted: "It's more than this unfortunate Tsinghua girl, the female nurse who got asthma and didn't get timely help, and the uncle from Shanghai who refused to help. They could have survived. However, they have all become the times. A speck of ash. How much of this ash has accumulated in the spring in Shanghai?"

People "eat as if counting meters"

Many people in Shanghai are struggling under the official lockdown policy. Mr. Wang, a resident living in Hesha Lane, Hangtou Town, Puxi, told our reporter that their local area has been closed since March 26 , and they were allowed to go out to buy things for a few hours on April 1 , but at that time the store was closed. No food was available to buy, and it was subsequently closed. Until now, the community has delivered only a small amount of food. "People can't go downstairs, and they can't leave the community. You can't sell anything even if you leave the community. All the stores are closed, and the buses are all stopped, until now."

Mr. Wang said that there is no news about when the lockdown will be lifted. Some say it will be on the 7th , and some say it will be on the 18th . "The key point is that people don't have the confidence to wait any longer. They have eaten everything at home, and now eating is like counting rice. It is very economical to eat one grain at a time."

Shanghai just completed a round of nucleic acid testing across the city on the 4th. The community where Mr. Wang lives has also done several rounds. "Keep doing it, keep getting positive, and I feel doubts. Where is the problem? This is the biggest problem.  "

Today, a building opposite Mr. Wang's community was found to have a positive test result, and the government wanted to close the building, and the residents of the community protested. "The gate of a building needs to be sealed, and the residents of the community upstairs are unwilling. How can you lock it? What if there is a fire?" , but the leadership is said to disagree.

Regarding the current situation that people are panicking due to the closure, Mr. Wang said that Shanghai people are not afraid of the virus, they are afraid of closing the city, and they have not eaten or drank: "There are not many severe cases in Shanghai now. The virus will not kill people, this is closed down. It's going to kill people. Seal people up to now, and seal them like crazy."

People: Epidemic prevention is not a science but a "political task" 
A Shanghai Puxi resident who goes by the online name Lingshuang told our reporter that his community was also closed. I don't know when it will be unblocked now. "You can't leave the house. When you go out, they will scold you and arrest you."

Talking about the difficulty of seeking medical treatment in Shanghai, and the outpatient clinic does not accept patients, Mr. Ling said that he was an actual victim, "I was going to have surgery for appendicitis, but it was supposed to be done at the end of March. Take patients and drag them there. I saw them at East China Hospital."

In the face of the current outbreak in Shanghai, Mr. Ling said that the virus has not been contained, but the authorities have blocked everyone. "I suspect that this is their original plan, not to block the virus, but to block people."

Mr. Ling said that China's current prevention and control of the epidemic has completely become a political task, not based on science. "It wasn't for epidemic prevention, it was suppressed from above, and they all admitted that it was a political task."

Hospitals are no longer treating patients

According to a report by Hong Kong-based Chinese media "Duan Media" on April 4 , a front-line anti-epidemic doctor in Pudong, Shanghai said in an interview that the local hospital no longer sees a doctor and does not treat the disease, but sends doctors out for nucleic acid testing. Hospitals are transferring patients to departments or discharging them, and they will not accept them if they can. All those who are in stable condition go home, and only some critically ill patients are kept, and the total number may only account for about 20% of the total number of beds .

The doctor said that more patients died because of the epidemic containment than the virus itself. This has been the consensus of front-line doctors.

In order to understand the real situation of Shanghai Hospital, our reporter called Zhongshan Hospital Affiliated to Fudan University on the night of the 5th and asked to be transferred to the emergency department.

"The emergency room is closed, and there is nowhere to turn." The staff on duty said that it was closed after 5:30 . "It must be closed after there is a situation. It was closed after 5:30, and it is closed until now."

The reporter asked again: "There is a situation, what is your situation?"

"The situation in Shanghai, There is Yang, there is Yang, I've said it enough now."

The reporter also called a number of other hospitals and elderly care centers, and some were unanswered, some said that the doctor had gone to do nucleic acid testing, and some said that they had long since stopped accepting patients.

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