Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Tag Archives: lockdown

Coronavirus worse ‘attack’ than Pearl Harbor, 9/11: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has said the coronavirus pandemic is a worse “attack” on the United States than either Pearl Harbor or 9/11, taking aim once again at China, which he said should have stopped the disease in its tracks. The president has ramped up his rhetoric against Beijing ...

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Oil extends gains as virus-hit economies ease curbs

SINGAPORE: Oil extended gains in Asia Tuesday on signs of improving demand as coronavirus-hit major economies begin to ease strict curbs and as top producers slash output. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for June delivery was up 7.26%at $21.87 a barrel in morning trade. The contract ended about three percent ...

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Italy’s lockdown easing spells hope, worry and confusion

ROME: Weary of Europe s longest coronavirus lockdown, Italians have had circled in their diaries for a month since Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte first suggested it could be the date life returned to something nearing normal. Now their excitement is muted by the knowledge that in the end many of the ...

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Police allows Rishi Kapoor’s daughter to travel amid lockdown

BOLLYWOOD: The Delhi Police has granted permission to Riddhima Sahni, daughter of actor Rishi Kapoor who passed away on Thursday morning, to travel to Mumbai for his last rites amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, a senior officer said. “Along with Riddhima, four other people – Bharat Sahni, Samara Sahni, Akshay ...

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Bangladesh reopens garment factories

DHAKA: Bangladesh has reopened hundreds of its garment factories this week after nearly one month of closures to fight the coronavirus pandemic in a move critics say risks igniting a sharp increase in infections among workers. An industry group said that about 850 factories are operating with fewer workers than ...

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Dubai’s mega-mall reopens under strict safeguards

DUBAI: Clutching bags from designer boutiques in their gloved hands, customers are back at Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping havens that has reopened under strict safeguards against coronavirus. At a main entrance where customers hand over their sports cars and luxury SUVs for valet parking, employees greet ...

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COVID-19 In Europe Lead To 11,000 Fewer Air Pollution Deaths

MOSCOW: Lockdowns implemented across Europe to curb the spread of COVID-19 have caused 11,000 fewer air pollution deaths over a 30-day period as oil and coal consumption have dropped dramatically across the continent, the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) said in a report on Thursday. According to CREA, coal power ...

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Jacinda Ardern claimed victory against the virus

WELLINGTON: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern claimed New Zealand had scored a significant victory against the spread of the coronavirus, as the country began a phased exit from lockdown. “There is no widespread, undetected community transmission in New Zealand,” Ardern declared. “We have won that battle.” After nearly five weeks at ...

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Lockdowns begin to ease, cases top three million

WASHINGTON: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide soared past three million on Monday as several European nations and a handful of US states began taking steps to reopen their shuttered economies. But as schools and shops reopened in some parts of Europe, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson emerged after ...

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Amitabh Bachchan misses crowds outside his house

BOLLLYWOOD Big B, who used to meet-and-greet his admirers every Sunday at his house Jalsa in Juhu, announced last month that he was calling off the weekly activity amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Bachchan recalled the anticipation and excitement he would feel to greet his fans. “The Sunday does not mean ...

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