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.
Further evidence of the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the global job market has emerged in a new study by the UN labour agency, which on Wednesday said that more than one in six young people have stopped working since the onset of the pandemic.
Tokyo/UNI: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday lifted the state of emergency, imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic, in the remaining five prefectures, including Tokyo and Hokkaido.
New York/IBNS: The resurgence of COVID-19 cases in South Korea, China and Germany following the lifting of stay-at-home restrictions demonstrates the complexity of easing these measures, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.
Dhaka/IBNS: A group of 26 people, which included both Bangladeshi and Chinese nationals, have arrived in Dhaka from China's Xianju province, media reports said on Sunday.
Islamabad/IBNS: Small businessmen in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region have alleged that they are suffering due to discriminatory and unprofessional conduct of the authorities at this time when the country is witnessing COVID-19 outbreak.
Dhaka/IBNS: Amid a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Bangladesh government is planning to extend the nationwide shutdown of offices and workplaces by 10 days from May 15, media reports said.
Dubai/IBNS: The Imran Khan government in Pakistan is under attack by Pakistanis stuck in Dubai and desperate to return home amid COVID-19 outbreak.