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A young man from Wuhan gained 100 kilograms during the 5 months of isolation

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A 26-year-old man was declared the fattest person in Wuhan, after gaining 100 kilograms during the five-month quarantine in which the city was.


The man, identified only by the name Zhou, was overweight before the coronavirus crisis, but managed to keep his weight under control.  He worked at a cafe in the city, had a busy schedule and led a relatively normal life, reports the International Business Times, which quotes the Chinese press.


 But all that changed when Zhou began to spend most of his time at home.  Unable to burn calories, he began to gain weight and, in a few months, weighed 280 kilograms, over 100 kilograms compared to before the coronavirus epidemic.


Zhou's shocking case came to the attention of doctors earlier this month.  Because the man began to feel very ill, he decided to seek medical attention and so he was treated at Wuhan University Hospital.  Doctors here found out that Zhou had not left the house at all for 5 months.


 The young man is now being treated by Dr. Li Zhen, deputy director of the Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery at the University Hospital.


The doctor says the patient's obesity is caused by genetic factors and endocrine abnormalities, exacerbated by inactivity and increased caloric intake during the five-month isolation in Wuhan.  He hopes that Zhou will be able to lose at least 50 kilograms, after which he will be able to undergo a stomach reduction surgery.


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As more people are working remotely due to the Coronavirus quarantine, employees are finding creative ways to appear more online than they actually are.


For example, today most companies are using Zoom Meetings for their daily meetings. For those who are not familiar with Zoom, it is an app that allows people to hold video conferences. Here at Bemorepanda we also use Zoom and we love it!


Ok, so far all good. But, for those who does not know, there’s a feature on Zoom that can tell hosts if chat participants have navigated away from the active window for more than 30 seconds. In other words, your computer narcs you out to your boss when you’re paying more attention to funny animal videos than you are to the meeting.This means that during meetings or online classes, if you think you can switch apps while the other person talks, the app will tell on you.



However, it seems that some Zoom users have gotten pretty creative with how they are beating the app’s feature, where some have created looping videos to make it look like they’re paying attention, while others have created a custom background which features their still image.


As far as the host is concerned, they will think you’re still in the meeting, but you in reality, you can do whatever you like, like lying on your bed, playing games, eating or just nothing. Zoom Meetings was founded in 2011 by Eric Yuan, a lead engineer from Cisco Systems and its collaboration business unit WebEx.


The company went public in April, 2019 and at that time, it was valued at $16 billion. In early 2020, usage of Zoom increased sharply as schools and companies adopted the platform for remote work in response to the coronavirus pandemic, rising 67% from the start of the year to mid-March.

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As of today, the 25th of March the coronavirus has killed more than 20,912 people worldwide and the majority of them are from Europe, reaching a number of 13,582 people, according to AFP.


The number of cases infected with coronavirus passed 463,408, while 113,802 have recovered. More than 328,704 patients are in mild conditions and 14,379 are in either serious or critical condition.

Italy is the most affected country with over 7,503 death followed by Spain with 3,434 deaths and China, with 3,281.


As more countries are faced with complete lockdown, US Senate leader have agreed a $2 trillion stimulus package with the White House.


India is now on a lockdown for 21 days, with more than 1.3 million people on quarantine. Narendra Modi, the prime minister, told Indians that he was banning people from leaving their homes in order to save the country, all the citizens and their family. He also stressed that if after 21 days the situation will not stop or improve then the country’s development risked being set back 21 years.



New Zealand has declared State of National Emergency after reporting more than 200 cases of coronavirus. Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister, called on every citizen to ‘act like you have Covid-19’ and warned that those violating compulsory stay-at-home rules would face “no tolerance”.


As of today, there are more than three billion people living under lockdown measures in order to stop spreading the coronavirus, which the United Nations warned that is threatening all of humanity.


“Covid-19 is threatening the whole of humanity – and the whole of humanity must fight back,” UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said, launching an appeal for $2 billion to help the world’s poor.

“Global action and solidarity are crucial. Individual country responses are not going to be enough.”

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In Nepal, a rhino left Chitwan National Park and strolled through the streets. A video of the incident was posted by Indian Forest Service Inspector Parvin Kasswan.


The rhino walked along the street, and when he saw people, he rushed at them, forcing them to run away. Having completed the walk, the animal returned to the park.


Some users joked that rhinoceros monitors safety during quarantine, making sure that everyone is following the lockdown restrictions.



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After this period of self-isolation at home, we emerge either weaker or fatter.  Those who do not know or do not like to cook can enter the first category, and in the absence of any temptation from the fridge, eat less.  But in the second category you can find thouse who are bored, and enjoy cooking or snacking.


 Do you belong to the category of those who simply cannot refrain from ranting?  Find out that the chaotic meal between meals is the number one enemy of the figure.  Firstly because you risk exceeding the measure and consume too many calories, secondly because this type of "snack" consists of foods high in fat or too sweet.  

Here are some tricks to keep you busy!  

Get rid of temptations.  First of all, you are no longer stocked with chocolates, biscuits, chips, in the idea that it is "better to be at home".  If they are, you'll think of them.


 Eat neatly, at fixed hours and every three hours.  This way, you do not risk hypoglycaemia, do not lower your blood glucose so that you feel the need to replace it.  Nutritionists recommend small and thick meals rather than staying hungry. Then you fall easier in temptation and eat more calories than necessary.


 The two snacks of the day contain low calorie but healthy foods.  Give up pastry, chips and biscuits with chocolate and choose natural yogurts, oily fruits, bananas, raw vegetables (carrot pieces, gooseberries, cucumbers, peppers).


Difference between hunger and temptation.Nowadays, we do not eat from hunger, in the true sense of the word.  We crave lust, boredom or nervousness. One trick is to use the fruit test: ask yourself if you have eaten a fruit.  If so, then you may be hungry. If not, it's probably just a craving for something sweet or unhealthy, in which case it's good to educate yourself not to make immediate decisions.


 Don't forget to drink water.  The body may misinterpret brain signals, and what feels like a craving for "something" may be a sign of thirst.  Drink a glass and wait a few minutes. If your appetite disappears, your body just needs to hydrate.


Consume more protein and fiber.  Proteins reduce appetite, especially if they are eaten at breakfast.  Fibers (from whole grains, rice, raw fruits and vegetables) contain many vitamins and minerals and give you a feeling of satiety.


 If you feel the need for sweets, you can prepare something healthy and natural in your home.  A delicious "chocolate" can be made quickly from a teaspoon of cocoa, one of cinnamon, seeds of all kinds (what you have in the house: sunflower, pumpkin, nuts and honey for homogenization.  You can also add dry pollen for added vitamins and minerals that strengthen immunity.



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