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Sydney, Australia, July 30, 2020. Reuters / Loren Elliott

Australia’s government to back Victoria’s strict coronavirus lockdown

Melbourne, August 2 (Reuters) - Australia’s government expressed support on Sunday for the strictest social-distancing measures yet by the state of Victoria in an effort to contain the new coronavirus. The government in country’s second-most populous state is expected to announce that movement and businesses will be severely restricted in the state’s capital Melbourne for at least six weeks from ...

People gather in Soho, as restrictions are eased following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain July 4, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

‘Beautiful’ to have a pint, ‘brilliant’ to get a haircut – England reopens after lockdown

London, July 5 (Reuters) - People relished their first pub drinks in more than three months, went to restaurants and finally got haircuts on Saturday as England took its biggest steps yet towards resumption of normal life after the coronavirus lockdown. Some pubs started serving from 6 a.m., sparking worries of over-indulgence on what the media dubbed a “Super Saturday” ...

Sri Lanka's President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa (C) arrives to attend a laying in state ceremony for late tea plantation trade union leader and government minister Arumugam Thondaman at the national Parliament in Colombo on May 28, 2020

Sri Lanka to reimpose selective lockdown after virus cases spike

Colombo, May 29 (AFP) - Sri Lanka will reimpose selective lockdown restrictions from Sunday to restrict large gatherings after recording its biggest daily surge in coronavirus infections -- most found in citizens repatriated last week from Kuwait. The island nation on Tuesday lifted a shutdown on the capital and a neighbouring district, two weeks after easing it in other parts of ...

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI/File)

‘Lockdown won’t be here forever’: Arvind Kejriwal urges migrant workers not to leave Delhi

May 10 (TheIndianExpress) - Expressing anguish over the sight of migrant workers walking hundreds of kilometres to reach their homes, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday urged them to not leave the city on foot. Despite arrangements being made slowly by Delhi and other state governments, several workers have been walking home, tired of waiting for buses and trains arranged by ...

The train set off from Lingampally in Telangana for Hatia in Jharkhand Friday morning at 5 AM. (The Indian Express)

India lockdown: First train carrying 1,000 migrants leaves from Telangana for Jharkhand

New Delhi, May 1 (TheIndianExpress) - After almost 40 days of lockdown, the first train carrying about 1,000 migrant labourers set off from Lingampally in Telangana for Hatia in Jharkhand at 5 am on Friday. Shrouded in secrecy, the move came after a meeting between Home and Railways ministries late Thursday. Other trains are also being planned, sources said. Although officially Railways is ...

Sri Lanka began lockdown on March 20. Pic - Abizer A

Sri Lanka relaxes curfew amidst COVID19 outbreak

Colombo, April 18 (newsin.asia) - Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Saturday (18) announced that an ongoing curfew which was imposed across the country since March 20 would be relaxed in 19 districts from April 20 from 5 am to 8 pm daily. In 5 districts which include Colombo, Puttalam, Kandy, Kalutara and Gampaha which has been declared high-risk zones ...

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