Friday, 30 October 2020
Breaking News

Tag Archives: lockdown

Britain imposes 6-month curbs against second wave

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people on Tuesday to work from home where possible and ordered bars and restaurants to close early to tackle a fast-spreading second wave of COVID-19 with restrictions lasting probably six months. After government scientists cautioned that deaths may soar without urgent action, Johnson ...

Read More »

World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases

ROME: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil, as Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a vaccine against the virus. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that one of his two adult daughters ...

Read More »

Coronavirus death toll in UK rises to 46,574

LONDON: Coronavirus cases have risen above the crucial 1,000-a-day target for the first time since June as fears grow over a potential second wave. A further 1,062 people have tested positive for the disease – bringing the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases to 310,825.The figure represents a 43 per ...

Read More »

Millions return to lockdown in Philippines as virus cases soar

MANILA: More than 27 million people in the Philippines – about a quarter of the population – will go back into lockdown Tuesday after overwhelmed health workers warned the country was losing the battle against the coronavirus. Since the beginning of June, when much of the country emerged from one ...

Read More »

Spain jobless level hits 15.3% in second quarter

MADRID: Spain’s unemployment rate rose in the second quarter of the year, reflecting the negative impact on the labor market of lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The country’s unemployment rate rose to 15.33% in the quarter from 14.41% in the first quarter of 2020, Spanish statistics office INE ...

Read More »

Oxford Student messaged teen for Sex jailed for 18 months

Oxford 27 years old student, Shiraaz Kureembokus, was jailed for 18 months after being caught out in a police sting operation. He thought he was speaking to a 14-year-old boy when in actual fact, it was a police officer. Kureembokus, who is a registered doctoral student, had been messaging the ...

Read More »

UN Needs Billions More to Give Coronavirus Aid Across the World

LONDON: The United Nations is increasing to $10.3 billion its appeal for humanitarian aid funding to handle the fallout from the coronavirus crisis around the world. Jens Laerke, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said in Geneva on Friday that “the number of people ...

Read More »

Serbia police detain dozens after fourth night of virus protests

BELGRADE: Serbian police have detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests against the Serbian president that were initially sparked by his plans to reintroduce a coronavirus lockdown. Fourteen policemen were injured in the rioting Friday evening when hundreds of right-wing demonstrators tried to storm the ...

Read More »

Jacqueline Fernandez is battling ‘major anxiety’ with yoga

BOLLYWOOD: The coronavirus-led lockdown has impacted people’s mental health adversely for reasons ranging from job loss to being all alone confined at home, away from friends and family members, among others. The ongoing crisis has led to anxiety and other mental health issues in people across the world.   View this post on ...

Read More »