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Bangladesh: 166 new death recorded due to COVID-19

Dhaka: Bangladesh continues to witness the fury of COVID-19 pandemic as 166 people lost their lives in the past 24 hours, media reports said on Friday.

Bangladesh gears up for strict lockdown from July 1 to curb COVID-19 spike

Dhaka: Bangladesh is gearing up to witness the strictest lockdown from July 1 to contain the surge of COVID-19 which is leaving the country battered.

Australia: Parts of Sydney put under lockdown amid COVID-19 Delta variant infection surge

Sydney: Several regions in Australia's Sydney city, including Bond beach, will be under lockdown as COVID-19 cases started to surge in recent times, media reports said on Friday.

Bhutan’s capital goes into three-day lockdown amid suspected community transmission

Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital, has gone into a three-day lockdown, starting from Sunday evening, as a child tested positive for Covid-19 on an antigen test, raising fear of suspected community transmission.

Singapore shuts all schools after warning new Covid strains 'affecting children more'

Singapore/IBNS: Singapore has decided to close all schools from Wednesday as authorities have warned that new coronavirus strains like the one first detected in India were affecting more children in the city-state.

Singapore returns to lockdown-like-conditions amid Covid cases' spike

Singapore/IBNS: Amid a rise in Coronavirus cases, Singapore is all set to return to lockdown-like conditions for four weeks starting May 16 with a complete ban in dining-in.

France goes into third national lockdown as cases surge sharply

Paris/UNI: France on Saturday entered its third national lockdown as the rise in the number of COVID cases threatens to overwhelm the country's medical system.

Bangladesh fights COVID-19: Government announces nationwide lockdown from April 5 for seven days 

Dhaka/UNI: The Bangladesh government is announcing a nationwide lockdown from next Monday as the situation of Corona deteriorates.

Canada: Hit hard by 3rd wave of Covid-19, Ontario to impose lockdown restrictions across province

Ontario/IBNS: Plans for imposing lockdown on the whole province beginning Saturday would be announced due to record-breaking COVID-19 patients in its intensive care units (ICU) on Wednesday and the highest number of new infections in schools since the start of the pandemic, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has said during a news conference.

Pakistan to tighten restrictions amid rising Covid cases

Pakistan has further tightened restrictions in major cities with high positivity rates in a bid to control the spread of the Covid-19 virus as the country reported more than 3000 infections on the fifth straight day.

Over 30 arrested during anti-lockdown protests in London: Police

London/Sputnik: At least 33 people were arrested during anti-lockdown protests in London on Saturday, according to police.

Schools to reopen as England starts moving out of COVID-19 lockdown

London/Sputnik: Schools and colleges across England are set to reopen on Monday in the first step of the UK government’s roadmap out of the COVID-19 lockdown, following the downward trend in the rate of coronavirus infections over the past few weeks.

Czech Government declares 14-day state of emergency over COVID-19: Reports

Prague/Sputnik: The Czech cabinet declared a two-week state of emergency at the request of regional authorities due to worsening COVID-19 dynamics in circumvention of parliament's opposition, the Czech Television reported on Sunday.

New Zealand imposes 1st COVID-19 lockdown since October amid community transmission

Moscow/Sputnik: New Zealand is imposing first lockdown restrictions since October on the city of Auckland — its most populous city — for three days after three COVID-19 community cases were reported, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Sunday.

UK seeing first signs of Covid-linked lockdown's positive effect: Prime Minister

Moscow/Sputnik: The first positive effects of strict lockdown measures are starting to manifest in the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday.