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Hong Kong orders thousands to stay home in two-day virus lockdown

Hong Kong orders thousands to stay home in two-day virus lockdown

Thousands of Hong Kongers were ordered to stay in their homes on Saturday for the city's first coronavirus lockdown as authorities battle an outbreak in one of its poorest and most densely packed districts.

Italian regions latest to enter lockdown as virus grips Europe

Italian regions latest to enter lockdown as virus grips Europe

Swathes of Italy return to coronavirus lockdown Friday as the resurgent pandemic continued its march through Europe and reached record levels in the United States.

Melbourne lockdown lifted after zero new virus cases recorded

Melbourne lockdown lifted after zero new virus cases recorded

Australia's second-biggest city will this week exit its coronavirus lockdown following nearly four months under onerous restrictions, authorities announced Monday, after no new daily cases or deaths were recorded.

New UK lockdown likely sooner rather than later, ex-advisor warns

New UK lockdown likely sooner rather than later, ex-advisor warns

Britain is likely to need to reintroduce some national coronavirus lockdown measures sooner rather than later, a leading epidemiologist and former senior government health advisor said on Saturday.

Fearing second Covid-19 wave, Europe aims to train "army" of medics

Fearing second Covid-19 wave, Europe aims to train "army" of medics

Europeans are enjoying the gradual easing of coronavirus lockdown measures, but in hospitals they are already preparing for the next wave of infections.

Moscow lifts virus lockdown as Russian death toll tops 6,000

Moscow lifts virus lockdown as Russian death toll tops 6,000

Moscow on Tuesday lifted a strict anti-coronavirus lockdown after more than two months of restrictions as Russia reported over 6,000 deaths.

Ireland comes back to life as lockdown eased

Ireland comes back to life as lockdown eased

Ireland's shops and workplaces lurched back to life on Monday, as the nation pressed ahead with its plan to lift coronavirus lockdown restrictions ahead of schedule.

Spain to further ease restrictions, won't rush on border opening

Spain to further ease restrictions, won't rush on border opening

Spain will further ease a coronavirus lockdown in its two biggest cities from Monday, but will not start opening its borders to foreign tourists before July 1, the government said on Friday.

UK foreign minister defends lockdown easing as the 'right step'

UK foreign minister defends lockdown easing as the 'right step'

British foreign minister Dominic Raab defended on Sunday the government's "careful" loosening of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it was the "right step to be taking at this moment in time".

India extends nationwide lockdown until end of May

India extends nationwide lockdown until end of May

India extended its coronavirus lockdown to the end of May on Sunday as it reported its biggest single-day jump in cases, but said some sectors would be permitted to open up as its economy takes a hammering.

Italy to start reopening business on May 4, schools in Sept

Italy to start reopening business on May 4, schools in Sept

Italy will start reopening its manufacturing industry on May 4 as part of plans to ease its coronavirus lockdown, and schools will reopen in September

Austria plans to reopen bars and restaurants in easing of coronavirus lockdown

Austria plans to reopen bars and restaurants in easing of coronavirus lockdown

Austria will allow bars, restaurants and churches to reopen on May 15 in a further loosening of its coronavirus lockdown provided infections do not surge again, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday.