Covid lockdown

New COVID variant: Global markets sink as countries bring back restrictions 

The 27-nation EU proposed the travel suspension to member governments after South Africa said the variant was spreading in its most populous province.

published on : 26th November 2021

Cases soar but Swiss eschew lockdown as COVID law vote looms

On Sunday, as part of the country’s regular referendums, Swiss voters will cast ballots about the so-called “COVID-19 law” that has unlocked billions of Swiss francs (dollars) in aid for workers

published on : 26th November 2021

COVID lockdown to end in Auckland from early December, restaurants and gyms to reopen

Ardern said that New Zealand would move into a new pandemic 'traffic light' system based around the use of vaccine passports from late December 2.

published on : 22nd November 2021

Rioting erupts at coronavirus protest in Rotterdam

Police said they arrested dozens of rioters and expected to detain more. They said about seven people were injured, including police officers. They did not give further details.

published on : 20th November 2021

Return to complete normalcy? Railway Board issues order to drop 'special train' tag, revert to pre-Covid fares

Since the coronavirus-triggered lockdown was eased, the Railways has been running only special trains.

published on : 13th November 2021

Many eateries shut during COVID lockdown, 24 lakh jobs lost: Report

Location-wise, Delhi and Mumbai were the worst-hit while Bengaluru and Kerala also witnessed closure of several eateries, including popular ones.

published on : 27th October 2021

British PM Boris Johnson rules out another lockdown amid rising COVID infections

They also say that making face coverings compulsory in some places will help reduce the spread of COVID as well as other winter viruses, such as flu.

published on : 22nd October 2021

Festival demand brings back smile on faces of puffed rice makers

Puffed and flattened rice, along with roasted groundnut and bengal gram, are important offerings during the festival. They are also among the main ingredients for rice balls, prepared using jaggery.

published on : 13th October 2021

Report says UK's slow virus lockdown cost 1000s of lives

The U.K. parliamentary report comes amid frustration with the timetable for a formal public inquiry into the government’s response to COVID-19, which Johnson says will start next spring.

published on : 12th October 2021

More HRs use tech to track staff productivity during lockdown, says survey

In the early days of the lockdown, however, over 21% of the company leaders across all sectors said that motivating employees daily was the biggest challenge.

published on : 7th October 2021

UK police officer raped, murdered woman after false coronavirus arrest: court

Wayne Couzens, 48, who served with the elite diplomatic protection unit of London's Metropolitan Police, admitted her kidnapping, rape and murder in July.

published on : 30th September 2021

Srinagar schools reopen for classes 10, 12 with COVID-19 protocols in place

On September 5, Jammu and Kashmir Government ordered the reopening of schools for students of class 12 and 10 and staff with 50 per cent capacity. 

published on : 21st September 2021

UP govt relaxes COVID curbs by allowing 100 people to gather in non-containment zones

On September 7, activities were allowed in all the districts of UP on all days of the week from 6 am to 11 pm.

published on : 19th September 2021

Jharkhand lockdown relaxations: Sunday restrictions lifted, students of class VI and above can go to schools

The students, however, will be allowed to attend classes only with the consent of their parents, he added.

published on : 15th September 2021

Brief gains in air quality worldwide in 2020 due to COVID lockdowns: UN

The Geneva-based agency noted an "unprecedented decrease" in pollutant emissions as many governments restricted gatherings, closed schools, and imposed lockdowns.

published on : 3rd September 2021
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