UK PM sets out road map to ease England’s COVID lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out a four-step plan to ease coronavirus restrictions in England, expressing a hope that life could get back to normal by the end of June. Johnson outlined a “gradual and cautious” approach to lifting curbs in England, starting with the return of pupils to schools from March 8. […]

All rumors of lockdown in Kuwait have died down

All rumors of lockdown in Kuwait have died down

The Council of Ministers discussed various sanctions options in light of recent statistics and reports submitted by health officials, and accordingly a decision on sanctions will not be taken at this time. Provided that the health situation in the country is bad. Constantly monitored and tested, And some decisions will be announced at the end […]

UK PM to announce roadmap out of strict lockdown measures

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Monday chart England’s path out of the COVID-19 lockdown, as the government readies to ease restrictions and reopen a battered economy, aided by one of the world’s fastest vaccine rollouts. The United Kingdom has been hit hard by the pandemic, recording more than 120,000 deaths – the world’s […]

UK speeds up vaccine roll-out with lockdown easing in sight

More than 17.5 million people, a third of UK adults, have had at least one vaccine shot since inoculations began in December. The British government has declared that every adult in the country should get a first coronavirus vaccine shot by July 31, at least a month earlier than its previous target, as it prepared […]

‘No choice’: Hunger forces Zimbabweans break COVID lockdown rules

Harare, Zimbabwe – John Kwarabu, 36, knew he would be forced to stay at home when Zimbabwe’s authorities announced a 30-day coronavirus lockdown early last month. His job, hawking mobile phone appliances in the central business district of the capital, Harare, did not fall under essential service providers, the only population segment exempted from restrictions […]

After hitting vaccine milestone, UK eyes way out of lockdown

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the path out of lockdown must be sensible to avoid being forced into a reversal of the relaxation of measures. Johnson’s comments on Monday came after the government reached its target to vaccinate 15 million people by the middle of this month, a milestone which has fuelled calls […]

New Zealand imposes 3-day lockdown on Auckland after 3 new local COVID-19 cases

Making the cut: New Delhi orders eateries to display slaughter style or lose license NEW DELHI: Officials from the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said on Saturday that restaurants in the district risk losing their licenses if they fail to display the method of slaughter used for animal meat served at their eateries, even as […]

Melbourne’s third lockdown leaves Australia Open stands empty

Cluster that triggered the renewed restrictions were staying at a quarantine hotel at Melbourne Airport. Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria, including capital Melbourne, entered a five-day lockdown on Saturday as authorities raced to prevent a third wave of COVID-19 cases set off by the highly infections UK variant. One new locally acquired case was […]

Australian Open bars fans after snap COVID lockdown

The Australian Open tennis organisers have announced a ban on fans and said players would be cocooned in biosecure “bubbles” as Victoria state authorities ordered six million people into lockdown on Friday to control a new coronavirus outbreak. The five-day, state-wide lockdown starting at midnight local time (13:00 GMT) to combat an outbreak of the […]

Melbourne enters new coronavirus lockdown

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1613111491946398100 Fri, 2021-02-12 05:48 SYDNEY: Australia’s second-most populous city will enter a five-day snap coronavirus lockdown, authorities said on Friday, barring spectators for much of the Australian Open tennis tournament. A fresh COVID-19 cluster linked to a quarantine hotel in Melbourne, the capital of Victoria state, reached 13 cases […]

What’s driving the recent COVID lockdown protests?

Protesters around the world have taken to the streets in recent weeks to reject government-imposed COVID-19 lockdowns, as countries race to vaccinate their most vulnerable groups and stem the spread of new variants of the coronavirus. With vaccination campaigns under way across dozens of countries, several governments have reintroduced or extended harsh restrictions on travel, […]

Tunisia demonstrators defy lockdown to protest police brutality

Rally held to mark the anniversary of the 2013 killing of a prominent activist and to protest against police abuses. Hundreds of protesters backed by Tunisia’s powerful labour union gathered in central Tunis on Saturday, defying a police lockdown that blocked roads in a large area of the capital. The rally was held to mark […]

Lockdown bambino bust: 9 months on, Italy births fall 22 percent

Demographics experts have been predicting a baby bust across Europe for 2021, as the effect of last year’s lockdowns is felt. Maybe it was the stress. Maybe it was being cooped up with the mother-in-law. But the numbers are in, and one effect of the coronavirus lockdown is now clear: People made fewer babies. A […]

Netanyahu postpones UAE, Bahrain trip due to COVID lockdown

Israel closed its airport to virtually all air traffic last month in a bid to halt the arrival of new COVID variants. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will postpone a trip to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain planned for next week due to Israel’s COVID-19 lockdown. “Despite the importance of the trip […]

Wuhan neighbourhood banishes memory of lockdown death

Body of a man lying for hours on a sidewalk became a symbol of the chaos enveloping coronavirus-hit Wuhan last year. It was the image that became a symbol of the chaos enveloping coronavirus-hit Wuhan: the body of a man lying for hours on the pavement. The grim scene, captured a year ago by AFP […]

Bolivian doctors demand lockdown as virus overwhelms hospitals

Health workers are demanding that the president return the country to quarantine until the current virus wave passes Bolivian doctors are demanding a nationwide lockdown and threatening to stop taking in new patients as a surge in COVID-19 cases, which they say is killing an average of one medic per day, strains hospitals to breaking point. New daily coronavirus infections in the Andean […]

Riots sparked by COVID lockdown hit Lebanon’s Tripoli for 3rd day

Angry protesters in country’s ‘poorest city’ denounce enforcement of strict coronavirus lockdown with little aid from authorities. Lebanon’s second city of Tripoli has witnessed its third straight night of angry protests and riots, with hundreds of people taking to the streets to denounce harsh living conditions and meagre government aid during a strict coronavirus lockdown. […]

Hong Kong’s Lam praises sudden lockdown that found one COVID case

Lam says government cannot underestimate any source of infection and testing was ‘reassuring’ to residents. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has praised as a success the sudden, unannounced lockdown for coronavirus testing of a number of buildings in a working class district of the city, after a number of cases in the area raised concerns […]

Lockdown imposed in central Peru as COVID-19 surges

Measures to remain in force until February 14 as country looks to vaccines for way out of health crisis. Peru introduced strict new measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus on Tuesday night, as researchers said late-stage trials of China’s Sinopharm vaccine would continue after a volunteer who died was found to have been […]

In Pictures: Rioters battle Dutch police over COVID-19 lockdown

Rioters violently confronted police in several Dutch towns and cities defying the country’s coronavirus curfew. Monday marked the third night of unrest across the Netherlands that initially grew out of calls to protest against its tough COVID-19 lockdown. The motivation behind the vandalism and other incidents in cities ranging from Rotterdam and Amsterdam to smaller […]

UN labour arm ILO warns of ‘lost lockdown generation’

The coronavirus pandemic wiped out 114 million jobs and 8.8 percent of global working hours, equal to 255 million full-time jobs, in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic wiped out 8.8 percent of global working hours, equivalent to 255 million full-time jobs, causing a crisis of unprecedented inequality and threatening the return to the labour market of […]

UN labour arm ILO warns of ‘lost lockdown generation’

The coronavirus pandemic wiped out 114 million jobs and 8.8 percent of global working hours, equal to 255 million full-time jobs, in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic wiped out 8.8 percent of global working hours, equivalent to 255 million full-time jobs, causing a crisis of unprecedented inequality and threatening the return to the labour market of […]

Wuhan marks a year since lockdown as pandemic rages worldwide

China’s city of Wuhan marked one year since the start of its traumatic 76-day coronavirus lockdown on Saturday while the pandemic continued to rage elsewhere, with President Joe Biden warning the US death toll could pass 600,000. Traffic hummed, sidewalks bustled, and citizens packed parks and public transport in Wuhan, underscoring the scale of the […]