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Metro Matters 04-08-2020

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Distribution of relief goods continues

Due to COVID-19 pandemic in the Country, many people have lost their jobs and means of livelihood. In such situation “Saving Lives Welfare Organization” continues distributing relief goods, face masks, hand gloves and sanitizers to people followed by all SOPs and maintaining social distancing in people during the week.
The first distribution phase started in marginalized population residing near the Cant Bridge. SLWO Chairman Sarfaraz Nazir said that the program is to educate all people to adopt preventive measures to fight against COVID-19 so that they can work further with more courage and strength and face all difficulties bravely. He further explained that although many efforts have been done now, it is the time to give them awareness about the self protection and made it practical.

Emirates offering free global cover for corona to boost travel trust


Emirates customers can travel with confidence, as the airline will cover medical expenses of up to 150,000 euro and quarantine costs of 100 euro per day for 14 days, should they be diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel, while they are away from home. This cover is provided by the airline, free of cost to its customers.
Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Emirates Group Chairman and Chief Executive said: “Under the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Emirates is proud to lead the way in boosting confidence for international travel. We know people are yearning to fly as borders around the world gradually re-open, but they are seeking flexibility and assurances should something unforeseen happen during their travel.”
He said: “Emirates has worked hard to put in place measures at every step of the customer journey to mitigate risk of infection, and we have also revamped our booking policies to offer flexibility. We are now taking it to the next level, by being the first in the industry to offer our customers free global cover for COVID-19 medical expenses and quarantine costs should they incur these costs during their travel.” First airline in the world to offer free, global cover for COVID-19 related costs.

Rabya and Zain in new web series ‘Lockdown Ke Side Effects’ likely


Budding young actors Rabya Kulsoom and Zain Afzal have been paired for Lemon Max’s new web series ‘Lockdown Ke Side Effects’ – a strikingly relatable and light-hearted take on the current lockdown and social distancing situation. ‘Lockdown Ke Side Effects’ follows the story of the modern-day household bounded by the current situation, with Rabya Kulsoom and Zain Afzal starring as the couple balancing work and personal life. Directed by the Bachaana director Nasir Khan, the fun and jovial everyday happenings have been portrayed with a tongue in cheek script, also reinforcing and aiming to normalize the men helping out in household chores and dividing responsibilities. Talking about the new web series, the COO of Colgate-Palmolive, Aziz Jindani said, “We believe that building connections and doing it with some laughter can help us survive the crisis and thrive as well. We want to make sure that while the days might get tougher and one might lose hope, we can remind the people that all of us are in this together, and we can always find something to laugh about in any situation – because that is what keeps us going.” Presented by Pakistan’s Lemon Max, the web series brings relatable and relevant content to the audience with a comic spin, making it for a light and fun family watch.