"What in the World? Weekly Quiz" -- March 30 - April 5, 2020
The Covid-19 virus struck leadership in THIS country hard last week with the announcements that the head of government, the minister of health, the chief medical officer and a member of the Royal Family became infected.
The last coronavirus outbreak occurred in 2011 and was centered in Saudi Arabia. THIS coronavirus killed several hundred people and led the Kingdom to better public health practices, aiding in its response to Covid-19.
The parliament in THIS country gave President Victor Orban the right to rule by decree in response to the Covid-19 crisis. The open-ended sweeping power was criticized by opposition and human rights groups who, along with EU nations have been unsettled by the erosion of democracy in THIS country.
The United Nations warned that THIS country, now in the ninth year of civil war, was at high risk of a major Covid-19 eruption. Internal movements have been banned, army conscription has been halted and senior military officials have been told to avoid mingling with Iranian-backed militias who have been fighting in the country.
A federal judge halted the roll-out of the “Brazil can’t stop” government media campaign but THIS president nevertheless pressed on with his efforts to keep businesses open in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. HE visited a Brasilia suburban market to mingle with Brazilians to make the point but a video of the visit was pulled by Twitter as it ran counter to the social media outlet’s public health guidelines.
North Korea said that despite the good relationship between Chairmain Kim Jung-un and President Donald Trump the United States has not dropped its hostile policy toward the “Hermit Kingdom,” citing tough sanctions talk from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump and Kim first met in THIS city in June 2018.
“I would firstly like to seek forgiveness from all my countrymen,” is what THIS Prime Minister of India told the nations poverty-stricken who were hit especially hard after HE announced a three-week lockdown to combat Covid-19.