Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 9 July 2020

A photographer does a good deed for families leaving Dubai due to Covid-19

Our readers have their say on a thoughtful photographer's parting shots in times of coronavirus, Arab actors and lessons for developing nations

Paula Hainey takes family portraits for free as a parting gift to families leaving Dubai due to Covid-19, June 16, Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Paula Hainey takes family portraits for free as a parting gift to families leaving Dubai due to Covid-19, June 16, Dubai. Chris Whiteoak / The National

With reference to Kelly Clarke's report UAE photographer captures lasting memories for families leaving Dubai (June 20): the photographer has taken amazing initiative in doing this but it is heartbreaking to watch.

Vica Burca, Dubai

What a kind gesture!

Sabreen Nayla Hashim, Dubai

God bless you, Paula Hainey, for making people smile. Every good deed matters.

Fazal Ibrahim, Dubai

It is uplifting to see happy pictures of children and animals

Regarding the centre page picture in the weekend edition of The National, of Merlin Coles sitting on his horse with his dog while watching Royal Ascot on the TV was so sweet. We need more heart warming news and pictures in these hard times. Please keep cheering us up. Thank you.

Lorraine Ludman, Dubai

A call expressing support goes a long way

With reference to the report Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed reaffirms support for Sudan in call with prime minister (June 20): this was a good gesture by Sheikh Mohamed and the people of Sudan appreciate it.

Mbuvi Francis, Nairobi, Kenya

India can offer lessons to other developing countries

Regarding the article by Taniya Dutta Indian markets become ghost towns as virus rages across major cities (June 16): the management of Covid-19 in India has lessons for the health infrastructure for the future not merely for India but also for other developing countries in Latin America and Africa.

There is need to improve psychological counselling in hospitals in India so that patients do not give up hope.

India needs institutional quarantine centres to be well-staffed and well-maintained. Otherwise it can lead to depression and more infections.

The medical staff of hospitals are under unprecedented medical stress. India needs to build more medical colleges and nursing training institutes. The best of talent sometimes seeks greener pastures abroad because of better operating conditions and facilities.

Rajendra Aneja, Dubai

An actor is discovered just after reading about him

With reference to Samia Badih's report 'We should tell our stories': How Youssef Kerkour is knocking down Arab stereotypes, one role at a time (June 20): what a coincidence – I am watching Marcella, a British series and he appeared as an Arabic troubled driver and his acting caught my attention. Very excited to watch this Hassan Akkad based story.

Rasha Saad, Abu Dhabi

Updated: June 20, 2020 05:19 PM

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