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 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.
London/Sputnik: At least 33 people were arrested during anti-lockdown protests in London on Saturday, according to police.
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.
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.
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.
Moscow/Sputnik: The first positive effects of strict lockdown measures are starting to manifest in the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday.
Ontario/IBNS: In an effort to contain COVID-19 case numbers and prevent hospitals and their intensive care units from being overwhelmed, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced on Monday that all of Ontario will move into a lockdown on Boxing Day, Dec 26 starting at 12:01 a.m.
Toronto/Sputnik: The Canadian province of Alberta is introducing a ban on outdoor gatherings in concurrence with other measures to stem the tide of COVID-19 cases in the province, Premier Jason Kenney said during a press briefing.
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.