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'Nobody told me drinks party was against rules': UK PM Boris Johnson

London/UNI: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday denied that he had been warned that holding a drinks party in the No 10 garden amounted to breaking lockdown rules.

Global displacement rising despite lockdowns that kept billions grounded

There was a dramatic increase in internal displacement due to disasters, conflict and violence in 2020, but global mobility overall, ground to a halt due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. 

New Zealand Parliament suspended due to anti-COVID-19 lockdown: PM Jacinda Ardern

Auckland/UNI/Sputnik: The sitting of New Zealand Parliament was suspended for a week due to the anti-COVID-19 lockdown, the country’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday.

New Zealand traces source of COVID-19 outbreak that forced snap lockdown

Auckland/IBNS: New Zealand has traced the source of the recent lone COVID-19 case that forced the country to plunge into a snap lockdown.

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.