THUS SPAKE
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THUS SPAKE

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Q U O T E O F T H E W E E K

THUS SPAKE
If you feel you won’t be affected or infected you are wrong. You will be endangering your family and the community and I request every citizen to stay home for the next few weeks.

__ Prime Minister Modi in his address to the nation on March 19, 2020

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We’ve made the decision to further toughen the guidelines and blunt the infection now.

__ Donald Trump, US President

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Millions may have to stay inside their homes for 12 weeks and everyone else must avoid going out.

__ Boris Johnson British PM

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With my brother, Mohammad Bin Zayed, sending a message to our people that their health is the most important matter to us and the country’s resources are utilized to ensure their safety…..The UAE is united in the face of challenges, united to overcome crises, united to safeguard achievements. May Allah bless our people and Emirati society.

__ His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

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I note with surprise and indignation that some have not yet understood how serious the situation is.

__ Angela Merkel, German Chancellor

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We are at war. A health war certainly, but a war.

__ Emmanuel Macron, French President

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We will fight this virus as a nation.

__ Imran Khan, Pakistan Prime Minister

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Stimulus programmes in Abu Dhabi are the solid pillars that will support and protect the UAE’s economic stability. I’ve given directives to continue with all capital expenditures and development projects in the Emirates. I should take further measures to preserve Abu Dhabi’s economic gains, prioritising start-ups and SMEs.

__ His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE armed forces.

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The coronavirus outbreak is the biggest public health emergency in a generation.

__Matt Hancock, UK Health Secretary

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G E M O F T H E WE E K

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I do accept that what we’re doing is extraordinary: we’re taking away the ancient, in alienable right of the free-born people of the United Kingdom to go to the pub, and I can understand how people feel about that.

__ Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister

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Coronavirus is worse than 9/11 for airlines.

__ Steve Mnuchein, US Treasury Secretary

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The UK will do whatever it takes to protect jobs and incomes.

__ Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the UK Exchequer

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We have a simple message to all countries- test, test and test.

__ Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general, WHO

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Testing for Covid 19 is central because that leads to early detection.

__ Kang Kyung-wha, South Korean foreign minister

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If you’ll go to work, go. If you need to go out for medical treatment, go. If you’ll buy food, go, but other than that, stay home.

__ Eduardo Ano, Phillippine Interior secretary

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Courts won’t allow Pakistan government to ban media.

__ Islamabad High Court in a statement

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Microsoft will always be an important part of my life’s work….

__ Bill Gates, after his announcement of stepping down from the Microsoft board on March 13.

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I hugged my daughter’s photograph and told her we finally got justice.

__ Asha Devi, Nirbhaya’s mother minutes after the four gang-rape and murder convicts were hanged.

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It just feels crazy. I am sure all of you feel the same way.

__ Priyanka Chopra, after eight days of quarantine

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I appeal to political leaders to unite and ask the union government to bring all J&K detainees from prisons outside the state.

__ Farooq Abdullah, former chief minister of J&K

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Why should I prove majority? I have done it 3 times in last 15 months.

__ Kamal Nath, MP Chief Minister

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Today they have held 22 of our MLAs in captivity in Bangalore and the nation has seen this. 1 Maharaj aur 22 vidhayakom ke sath mil kar BJP dhokha kar rahi hai.

__ Kamal Nath speaking to the media before stepping down on 20th March 2020

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Today democracy defeated by hotel diplomacy.

__ Abhishekh Manu Singhvi,Congress leader

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What we have witnessed today in #Madhya Pradesh is the blatant killing of Democracy in broad day light. Dismantling the democratically elected govt for the lust of power has become a habit for the BJP.

__ Ashok Gehlot, Rajasthan CM.

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I call myself supernatural.

__ Caster Semenya, South Africa’s double Olympics champion

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The International Olympics Committee is the one making the final decision. We will firmly continue our efforts to host the event (Olympics) in July.

__ Toshiaki Endo, vice-president of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics organizing committee

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T H O U G H T F O R T H E W E E K

THUS SPAKE
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

__ Mark Twain

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