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.
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.
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.
Athens/UNI: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos on Thursday announced a three-week nationawide lockdown because of the novel Coronavirus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kathmandu: Amid COVID-19 imposed lockdown, Nepal's iconic Pashupatinath Temple has been witnessing no footfalls of Indian devotees.
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.
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.
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.
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.