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Millions more head into UK virus lockdowns

Millions more head into UK virus lockdowns

Millions more people headed into coronavirus lockdowns in Britain on Friday, as the government boosted a jobs support package but acknowledged failures in a hugely expensive testing programme.

UK lockdowns: Wales and Manchester head towards tougher restrictions

UK lockdowns: Wales and Manchester head towards tougher restrictions

About six million people in the United Kingdom face tougher Covid-19 lockdowns in coming days as Wales and Manchester, the country's third largest city, mull additional restrictions as the novel coronavirus outbreak ...

India's largest crocodile park strapped for cash after virus lockdowns

India's largest crocodile park strapped for cash after virus lockdowns

India's largest crocodile park may have as little as four months before it runs out of funds to feed animals, pay staff and do research, as ticket revenue shrinks after coronavirus lockdowns ...

Asia battles second wave of coronavirus with fresh lockdowns

Asia battles second wave of coronavirus with fresh lockdowns

Countries around Asia are confronting a second wave of coronavirus infections and are clamping down again to try to contain the disease, with Australia recording a record daily rise in cases ...

Belgium holds off on further easing steps as Covid cases turn higher

Belgium holds off on further easing steps as Covid cases turn higher

Belgium postponed a further easing of rules on social gatherings on Wednesday after an uptick in the number of coronavirus infections, and the prime minister said she could not rule out the reintroduction of lockdowns

‘World went mad’ with lockdowns, says Sweden’s Covid expert

‘World went mad’ with lockdowns, says Sweden’s Covid expert

The man behind Sweden’s controversial Covid-19 strategy has characterised lockdowns imposed across much of the globe as a form of “madness” that flies in the face of what is known about handling viral outbreaks.

Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as Covid-19 kills 'a Brazilian per minute'

Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as Covid-19 kills 'a Brazilian per minute'

President Jair Bolsonaro threatened on Friday to pull Brazil out of the World Health Organization after the UN agency warned Latin American governments about the risk of lifting lockdowns

US virus expert warns of dangers as countries reopen

US virus expert warns of dangers as countries reopen

America's top infectious diseases official has warned that ending lockdowns too quickly could trigger uncontrollable new coronavirus outbreaks, as the global death toll closes in on 300,000.

India embarks on 'massive' coronavirus repatriation

India embarks on 'massive' coronavirus repatriation

India has embarked on a ‘massive’ operation calling up passenger jets and naval ships to bring back some of the hundreds of thousands of nationals stuck abroad due to coronavirus restrictions, the government said.

South Africa eases lockdown of battered economy

South Africa eases lockdown of battered economy

South Africa took its first shaky steps on Friday towards rolling back one of the world's strictest Covid-19 lockdowns, seeking a balance between containing the disease

Asian bourses extend gains as lockdowns eased; dealers cautious

Asian bourses extend gains as lockdowns eased; dealers cautious

Asian markets rose again on Wednesday, buoyed by a further easing of coronavirus lockdown measures, though the advances remain capped by concern ...

Lockdowns ease as global death rates decline

Lockdowns ease as global death rates decline

Spanish children were allowed outside on Sunday for the first time in six weeks as countries eased lockdown measures in a bid to slowly reopen economies gutted by the coronavirus pandemic ...