"What in the World?" Weekly Quiz - Apr 13-19, 2020
Pope Francis said Easter Sunday mass in a virtually empty St. Peter’s Basilica addressing the faithful by live-streamed broadcasts in “a world already faced with epochal challenges and now oppressed by a pandemic severely testing our whole human family,” saying, “this is an Easter of solitude lived amid the sorrow and hardship that the pandemic is causing, from physical suffering to economic difficulties.” What is the home country of Pope Francis?
The Covid-19 pandemic afflicting India’s 1.35 billion people has led to increased demonization of THIS GROUP, which numbers 200 million. Some government officials have referred to them as “human bombs” and some young men from this group have been attacked and called “virus spreaders.”
The national intelligence agency of Israel, known as THIS NAME, reportedly had an important role in the country’s battle against Covid-19 by acquiring medical materials – PPE, testing kits and ventilators – that the Health Ministry was have difficulty obtaining.
Dams along THIS RIVER in China reportedly held back water from downstream Southeast Asian nations during a damaging drought season even though there were higher-than-average water levels in Chinese upriver areas.
Officials in THIS COUNTRY are scrambling for explanations as to why 116 patients who were ruled to have been recovered from Covid-19 infections were subsequently found to have been reinfected.
The Japanese Environment Minister warned that provisions being carried out under THIS AGREEMENT could suffer if post-Covid-19 economic recovery measures that undermined climate change consideration.
Iran has emerged as a Middle East epicenter of Covid-19 pandemic spread with a death toll of over 4,500 and over 73,000 infections, the most in the region. Which of these statements is NOT TRUE regarding the Covid-19 pandemic situation in Iran?