Gulf Times - Lockdown
Opportunities in flexible value-added chains for petrochemical, fertiliser industries

Opportunities in flexible value-added chains for petrochemical, fertiliser industries

The Covid-19 pandemic and the global "lockdown" (since early 2020) have imposed unprecedented challenges that may work to restructure the petrochemical and chemical fertiliser industry in general, especially in producing countries.

Melbourne enters new lockdown, barring Australian Open crowds

Melbourne enters new lockdown, barring Australian Open crowds

Australia's second-most populous city will enter a five-day snap coronavirus lockdown, authorities said on Friday, barring spectators for much of the Australian Open tennis tournament.

Another Chinese city goes into lockdown amid new Covid-19 threat

Another Chinese city goes into lockdown amid new Covid-19 threat

Authorities in China introduced new Covid-19 curbs in areas surrounding Beijing on Tuesday, putting 4.9 million residents under lockdown as new infections raised worries about a second wave in a nation ...

Trudeau warns Canada's hospitals could be swamped, Toronto to enter Covid-19 lockdown

Trudeau warns Canada's hospitals could be swamped, Toronto to enter Covid-19 lockdown

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that Canada's hospital system could be overwhelmed by a possible quadrupling of new Covid-19 cases by year end as its biggest city Toronto prepared to impose a lockdown.

National Covid lockdown in England not inevitable, UK minister says

National Covid lockdown in England not inevitable, UK minister says

A national lockdown in England is not inevitable to contain an increase in Covid-19 cases, British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Friday, adding that a localised approach could work if everyone stuck to the rules for their area.

France back in coronavirus lockdown as US surges to daily record

France back in coronavirus lockdown as US surges to daily record

France headed into a second lockdown on Friday as the resurgent coronavirus pandemic hit new heights in the United States with a daily record of more than 90,000 cases, just five days before the presidential election.

Macron imposes new virus lockdown as French hospitals engulfed

Macron imposes new virus lockdown as French hospitals engulfed

French President Emmanuel Macron announced Wednesday a new coronavirus lockdown until at least December 1, hoping to bring under control an outbreak that is poised to overwhelm hospitals in a matter of days.

WHO: Some countries need to impose nationwide lockdowns to curb coronavirus

WHO: Some countries need to impose nationwide lockdowns to curb coronavirus

The World Health Organization warned that some countries may need to shut down their nonessential businesses again as a way to take the "heat" out of their worsening coronavirus outbreaks.

British PM announces new measures to combat Covid-19 pandemic

British PM announces new measures to combat Covid-19 pandemic

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a package of new measures to combat the second wave of the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the country.

Europe's worst infection hotspot Madrid heads for lockdown

Europe's worst infection hotspot Madrid heads for lockdown

Madrid will become the first European capital to go back into lockdown in coming days after the region's leader reluctantly agreed on Thursday to obey a central government order to ban non-essential travel to and from the Spanish capital.

As Covid-19 resurges, Johnson pleads with UK: obey the rules

As Covid-19 resurges, Johnson pleads with UK: obey the rules

Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the British people on Wednesday to obey rules imposed to tackle a rapidly accelerating second wave of the coronavirus outbreak, cautioning that otherwise a tougher lockdown could follow.

UK says people should work from home if they can as COVID-19 spreads

UK says people should work from home if they can as COVID-19 spreads

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today advise that people should work from home if they can as part of a package of measures aimed at halting the swiftly accelerating second wave of the novel coronavirus outbreak.