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Pakistan: PM Imran Khan to impose ‘smart lockdowns’ amid virus resurgence

Islamabad/UNI: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is chairing a meeting on Tuesday to review the Covid-19 response strategy as the daily rise in cases bounces back to the summer’s highs, with important decisions, including on "smart lockdowns," expected to be announced later in the day, Geo TV reported.

WHO chief Tedros congratulates Joe Biden on election victory, calls for joint fight against pandemic

Zurich/UNI: World Health Organization Head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday congratulated Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris on their victory in the US presidential election and noted the importance of joint fight against COVID-19.

Police say arrested 104 participants of anti-lockdown protests in London

Moscow/Sputnik: The Metropolitan Police said 104 participants of the rally against the coronavirus-linked lockdown in London had been arrested over the breach of restrictions.

Covid-19: Greece announces three-week nationwide lockdown

Athens/UNI: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos on Thursday announced a three-week nationawide lockdown because of the novel Coronavirus.

Protests against COVID-19 quarantine in Barcelona result in clashes: Law Enforcement Body

Madrid/Sputnik: The rally against the coronavirus-linked quarantine in the Spanish city of Barcelona has resulted in clashes between protesters and police, the Catalan law enforcement body Mossos de Escuadra said.

Donald Trump says COVID-19 lockdowns unconstitutional, opinion has not changed on masks

Washington/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump said during a town hall meeting that state-wide lockdown imposed by several US governors to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is unconstitutional.

COVID-19 lockdown forces 40 percent of Philippines firms to close shop in July

Manila/Xinhua: Forty percent of firms in the Philippines have temporarily suspended their operations in July 2020 due to strict community quarantine measures the government imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to a World Bank survey released on Tuesday.

UK Health Minister tells public to follow COVID-19 rules or face national lock down

London/Sputnik: UK Health Minister Matt Hancock urged people on Sunday to follow social distancing restrictions to avoid another national lockdown, as the United Kingdom is on the brink of a second wave of COVID-19.

New Zealand's largest city COVID-19 lockdown to continue for four more days

Wellington/Xinhua: The COVID-19 restrictions in New Zealand's largest city Auckland will continue at the current Alert Level 3 until Sunday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday.

North Korea lifts coronavirus-linked lockdown from Kaesong border city

Pyongyan/Sputnik: The North Korean authorities have decided to lift the coronavirus-linked lockdown from the border city of Kaesong, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Friday.

Nepal's Pashupatinath Temple missing Indian devotees amid COVID-19 lockdown

Kathmandu: Amid COVID-19 imposed lockdown, Nepal's iconic Pashupatinath Temple has been witnessing no footfalls of Indian devotees.

Argentina mulls tightening lockdown measures amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Buenos Aires/Xinhua: Argentina's government has not ruled out tightening lockdown restrictions in force since March 20 if a rise in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections threatens to overwhelm hospitals, a top official said on Tuesday.

Pakistan: Seven Punjab cities to undergo 15-day lockdown from today 

Lahore: With increased COVID-19 cases in Pakistan, seven cities in Punjab will be under a 15-day smart  lockdown  which will start from Friday, media reports said.

Support measures helped prevent poverty increase in Russia amid COVID-19 - World Bank

Moscow/Sputnik: The government's support measures helped Russia avoid a sudden increase in poverty amid the coronavirus pandemic, the World Bank's Country Director for Russia Renaud Seligmann told Sputnik.

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, Bangladesh imposes lockdown in Cox’s Bazar Municipality which houses Rohingya refugee camps

Dhaka/IBNS: With rising number of COVID-19 positive cases, Bangladesh authority has put Cox’s Bazar Municipality on lockdown and even declared some areas of the district  as red zones, media reports said.