Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Tag Archives: lockdown

Britain’s economy takes 25% hit from COVID

LONDON: UK economy shrank by a quarter over March and April as entire sectors were shuttered by the coronavirus lockdown in what looks likely to be the bottom of a “catastrophic” crash before a long and slow recovery. Dwarfing previous downturns, the economy contracted by 20.4% in April from March, ...

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Gulabo Sitabo Movie Review

BOLLYWOOD: We understand the concept of Gulabo and Sitabo through a puppet show in the start, in which the puppeteer recites the story of these two puppets. We’ve Mirza (Amitabh Bachchan), husband of Fatima Begum (Farrukh Jafar) who’s the owner of the haveli in Lucknow (mansion) they’re living in. They’ve ...

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UK PM defends ‘astonishing’ response to virus

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson defended what he called Britain’s “astonishing” efforts to tackle the coronavirus, rejecting accusations that with Europe s worst death toll, his response to the health crisis was badly lacking. But a top scientist who had advised the government said the death toll could have been ...

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The Indian economy is in “dire” straits

The Indian economy is in “dire” straits as a lockdown to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus has led to a whopping majority of households experiencing slashed incomes, a report has indicated. The report by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School published Tuesday stressed on how experts are questioning the ...

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Coronavirus lockdown a major blow for Airbnb

ATHENS: At the foot of the Acropolis hill, in the touristic Koukaki district, the coronavirus lockdown has silenced the sound of Airbnb customers’ wheeled luggage. The tourist industry in Athens, as in many other European capitals, has ground to a halt, with planes grounded and restaurants, museums and archaeological monuments ...

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Britain unveils phased plan to exit lockdown

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday announced a phased plan to ease a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, with schools and shops to begin opening from June 1 – as long as infection rates stay low. In a televised address, Johnson also announced plans to introduce quarantine for people arriving ...

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‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’ releasing directly on digital

BOLLYWOOD: Arjun Kapoor has opened up about rumours doing the rounds about the release status of his next film ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’ helmed by Yash Raj Films. Rumours have been rife that the film, which co-stars Parineeti Chopra will release directly on digital platforms. It was due out at ...

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Oil prices climbed with hopes

LONDON: Oil prices climbed on Friday as countries including Australia moved ahead with plans to relax economic and social lockdowns put in place to halt the coronavirus pandemic, kindling market hopes for a boost in demand for crude and its products. Brent crude was up by 87 cents, or 3 ...

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UK to review easing of coronavirus lockdown

LONDON: The British government was on Thursday reviewing lockdown measures introduced to combat the coronavirus outbreak, with a partial easing expected to be announced this weekend. Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Cabinet colleagues, with predictions that unlimited exercise and picnics will soon be allowed as part of the first step ...

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