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British PM announces new measures to combat Covid-19 pandemic

British PM announces new measures to combat Covid-19 pandemic

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a package of new measures to combat the second wave of the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the country.

Europe's worst infection hotspot Madrid heads for lockdown

Europe's worst infection hotspot Madrid heads for lockdown

Madrid will become the first European capital to go back into lockdown in coming days after the region's leader reluctantly agreed on Thursday to obey a central government order to ban non-essential travel to and from the Spanish capital.

As Covid-19 resurges, Johnson pleads with UK: obey the rules

As Covid-19 resurges, Johnson pleads with UK: obey the rules

Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the British people on Wednesday to obey rules imposed to tackle a rapidly accelerating second wave of the coronavirus outbreak, cautioning that otherwise a tougher lockdown could follow.

UK says people should work from home if they can as COVID-19 spreads

UK says people should work from home if they can as COVID-19 spreads

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today advise that people should work from home if they can as part of a package of measures aimed at halting the swiftly accelerating second wave of the novel coronavirus outbreak.

England sets £10,000 fine for breaking Covid-19 self-isolation rules

England sets £10,000 fine for breaking Covid-19 self-isolation rules

People in England who break new rules requiring them to self-isolate if they have been in contact with someone infected with Covid-19 will face a fine of up to 10,000 pounds ($12,914), Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday.

Further Covid restrictions to be implemented in large parts of England

Further Covid restrictions to be implemented in large parts of England

Britain said today it would impose further restrictions to tackle the rise of Covid-19 across large parts of central and northern England, preventing multiple households from mixing and hospitality running late in the night.

Australia to ease border limits and allow more citizens home

Australia to ease border limits and allow more citizens home

Australia said today it would increase the number of citizens allowed to return home each week to 6,000 as it manages to get new Covid-19 infections under control.

More French schools closed after virus cases detected

More French schools closed after virus cases detected

More French schools have closed after multiple students tested positive for Covid-19 while a further 2,100 individual classes have also been called off, Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said today.

Tokyo lowers alert level as coronavirus fears ease

Tokyo lowers alert level as coronavirus fears ease

Tokyo's government today dropped its coronavirus alert by one notch from the highest level as cases continue to trend down, opening the path for a loosening of restrictions on night-time activity.

India’s economy plunges by record 23.9% after harsh lockdown

India’s economy plunges by record 23.9% after harsh lockdown

India’s economy contracted by the most on record last quarter as the world’s biggest lockdown to stem the coronavirus pandemic brought key industries to a halt and rendered millions of people jobless.

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.