Gulf Times - Lockdown
Sri Lanka lifts virus lockdown, says 'no community spread'

Sri Lanka lifts virus lockdown, says 'no community spread'

Sri Lanka's nationwide lockdown was lifted Sunday after a selective curfew a month ago was reimposed during a surge in coronavirus infections, the country's president said.

Schools re-open in South Africa after initial delay

Schools re-open in South Africa after initial delay

Children in South Africa began returning to classrooms on Monday as part of a gradual loosening of restrictions imposed under a months-long Covid-19 lockdown in the continent's most industrialised nation.

India overtakes Italy's coronavirus tally as lockdown easing looms

India overtakes Italy's coronavirus tally as lockdown easing looms

India reported a record 9,887 new coronavirus cases in one day on Saturday and overtook Italy as the world's sixth-biggest outbreak, two days before the relaxing of a lockdown

Singapore ends two-month virus lockdown, though some curbs remain

Singapore ends two-month virus lockdown, though some curbs remain

Singapore on Tuesday began allowing activities that ‘do not pose high risk of transmission’ to resume after two months of lockdown, despite reporting the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in East Asia.

Lithuanian babies crawl to glory despite lockdown

Lithuanian babies crawl to glory despite lockdown

It took 13 seconds for Olivija, a 9-month-old girl, to crawl 5 meters from her family's living room to the kitchen to be declared the fastest baby in Lithuania ...

India's Modi urges citizens to stay alert to virus as lockdown eases

India's Modi urges citizens to stay alert to virus as lockdown eases

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned the country on Sunday to remain vigilant against the spread of coronavirus as the country prepares a phased re-opening of activities even as daily cases rise to record highs.

As lockdown eases, Iran's mosques to resume daily prayers

As lockdown eases, Iran's mosques to resume daily prayers

Government employees went back to work in Iran on Saturday and President Hassan Rouhani said mosques would resume daily prayers across the country ...

Two British scientific advisers warn it's too soon to lift lockdown

Two British scientific advisers warn it's too soon to lift lockdown

Two scientific advisers to the British government have warned that COVID-19 is still spreading too fast in the country to lift the lockdown, with one describing it as a political decision.

Singaporean cooks up Eid feast for migrant workers in lockdown

Singaporean cooks up Eid feast for migrant workers in lockdown

As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr to mark the end of the fasting month, thousands of migrant workers in Singapore have had to spend the holiday in quarantine because of outbreaks of the novel coronavirus

Russian women stuck in lockdown hell as abuse surges

Russian women stuck in lockdown hell as abuse surges

Rights groups say that domestic violence has surged around the world since the start of lockdowns, with the stress caused by social isolation and fears around financial security straining even healthy relationships.

Special trains for 3.6 million Indian workers stranded in lockdown

Special trains for 3.6 million Indian workers stranded in lockdown

India will organise special trains to get at least 3.6 million migrant workers stranded by the pandemic lockdown back home, authorities said Saturday as fresh coronavirus cases in the country hit a new daily high.

UK PM Johnson accepts public frustration with lockdown easing rules

UK PM Johnson accepts public frustration with lockdown easing rules

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted on Sunday that there was public frustration with his government's measures to ease the coronavirus lockdown ...