Tag: lockdown

Man on the Run; New Zealand Police Go All Out To Capture Man Who Escaped From Quarantine
A New Zealand man, who had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and was subsequently placed in quarantine, escaped his confines prompting New Zealand police to track him down in full protective equipment.  Officers swarmed...
New Zealand Locks Down Entire Country After Discovering a Single COVID-19 Case
A nationwide lockdown has been announced by New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, after the country confirmed a single case of COVID-19, the first locally transmitted case discovered on the island nation since February 28,...
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COVID-19 Outbreak in Sichuan Prompts Fresh Lockdown and Anxiety
On July 28, Sichuan Province, located in southwest China, announced a state of an emergency in response to a suspected COVID outbreak, asking to upgrade epidemic prevention and control measures. All people entering the province...
Protesters gather with placards outside Downing Street as they demonstrate against government lockdown restrictions, 5G and covid-19 vaccinations in central London on June 14, 2021.
UK Government Criticized for Exempting Elite Businessmen From COVID-19 Quarantine
The British government recently announced that it would exempt business elites from Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) quarantine for certain situations. In an updated guidance document on international travel published on June 29, the government stated...
COVID-19 concerns in China have led to the suspension of flights from Shenzhen to Beijing.
COVID-19 Surge: Flights From Shenzhen to Beijing Suspended
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has suspended direct flights from Shenzhen to Beijing until at least July 1 following a surge in Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections. Although direct flights to Beijing are canceled, people...
Royal Court Theater, Chelsea London, UK during COVID-19 lockdown. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says lockdowns are to be eased “Once and for all,” with all social distancing restrictions lifted by June 21
Boris Promises UK: Ending Lockdowns ‘Once and for All’
In a statement given during the first anniversary of the coronavirus lockdown, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised citizens that the United Kingdom will exit lockdowns once and for all, and that the plan will...
U.S. Army Chaplain Maj. Carl Phillips, leads worship with a hymn during the garrison's Easter sunrise service, April 1, 2018, in Wiesbaden, Germany. Easter lockdowns in Germany were rescinded with an apology by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Germany: Merkel Issues Rare Apology for Proposing Easter Lockdown, Elderly Find Vaccine Bureaucracy Difficult
German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a rare gesture recently when she apologized for having proposed a five-day lockdown during the upcoming Easter holidays. She changed her stance just 33 hours after announcing the lockdown. The...
A ranking of ‘government stringency’ has scored the UK 86 out of 100 points, placing it as one of the countries with the harshest coronavirus restrictions.
COVID-19 in the UK: Harsh Lockdowns But High Death Rates
A ranking of ‘government stringency’ has scored the UK 86 out of 100 points, placing it as one of the countries with the harshest coronavirus restrictions. The ranking, done by the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik...
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Hong Kong’s COVID-19 App Could Aid China’s Erosion of Local Freedoms
The adoption of an app for tracking coronavirus infections has sparked concern in Hong Kong, the Chinese port city where an authoritarian law passed last year is incrementally dismantling local freedoms and rule of law. ...
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Rand Paul Says Open Economy Needed Over Debt
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said in a Christmas Day interview with Newsmax in response to questions about the dispute for an additional $1 trillion in relief spending in the COVID-19 stimulus package, “I think what...
Germany Extend COVID Protocouls During Festive Season
Germany Extends COVID Protocols Into the Christmas Season
In a further attempt to contain the rising COVID-19 cases, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has extended the social contact protocols to December 20 this year. So far, the only general method deployed to control the...