Class action lawsuit filed by Thai performance artists seeking state compensation

A group of musicians and performance artists filed a class action lawsuit today (Friday), against Thailand’s Finance and Public Health ministries and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), demanding compensation for…

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On-site learning ban at Chiang Mai schools extended as COVID-19 pandemic spreads

The provincial communicable disease committee of Chiang Mai has decided to extend the suspension of on-site learning at schools until end of November, as hundreds of new COVID-19 infections surface…

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Communities in Chiang Mai locked down until Nov 24 as COVID infections surge

Fifteen communities in the municipal area of Chiang Mai province were locked down yesterday (Thursday) until November 24th by the provincial governor, as COVID-19 infections continue to spread. Everyone living…

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Protesters attend a Freedom and Rights Coalition demonstration to demand an end to Covid-19 restrictions and mandatory vaccination outside the Parliament House building in Wellington on November 9, 2021. Neil SANDS / AFP

Thousands protest in New Zealand against COVID-19 rules

New Zealand beefed up security measures at its parliament on Tuesday as thousands of people gathered to protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and government lockdowns aimed at controlling the pandemic….

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Fever of excitement and anxiety as Thailand goes back to school

Like many Thai children, 12-year-old Thayan “Fhan” Wirojsakulchai can’t wait to get back to school, the joy of studying at home having long since evaporated. For Thayan, it’s great news…

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Indonesia’s international airport in Tuban on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP)

Indonesia set COVID19 Quarantine set to five days

The Indonesian government has officially cut the quarantine period from eight days to five days, following the Circular of the Covid-19 Task Force Number 20 of 2021 concerning International Travel…

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New Zealand’s Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield receives his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at the Pipitea Marae vaccination centre in Wellington on August 22, 2021. (Photo by Ross Giblin / POOL / AFP)

New Zealand sets 90% vaccine target to end lockdown

New Zealand set a 90-percent vaccination target Friday for scrapping lockdowns as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled a plan to open up despite the stubborn grip of the Delta variant….

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Villages near Phu Tub Berk mountain placed under COVID lockdown until end October

The Phetchabun provincial governor has ordered two villages, next to Thailand’s famous mountain resort of Phu Tub Berk, closed to all outsiders from Monday until end of this month after…

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Changi Airport in Singapore. (Photo by CNA)

More than 2,400 vaccinated travelers are now approved to enter Singapore without quarantine from next Tuesday

More than 2,400 vaccinated travelers from eight countries like the UK, France, and the US are now approved to enter Singapore without quarantine, from next Tuesday. Applications under these new…

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Further lifting of COVID-19 restrictions to be decided on Thursday

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA) will decide on Thursday (October 14th) whether to ease the semi-lockdown restrictions further after the first set of easing has seen decreased infections and…

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COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, zoning maintained until end of September

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has decided to maintain the 9pm to 4am curfew, the Executive Decree and all existing lockdown restrictions,…

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Thailand’s private sector tells government – ‘No more lockdown restrictions’

The joint committee of Thailand’s three private sector organizations has told the government not to re-impose lockdown restrictions, but to accelerate vaccinations to cover 70% of the country’s population before…

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A man sits in front of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House amid an extended lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Sydney on August 13, 2021. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP)

Sydney extends lockdown, imposes partial curfew

Sydney (AFP) – Sydney extended its two-month-old lockdown for another month and introduced a partial curfew Friday, as Australia’s largest city struggled to contain a fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak.  New South Wales…

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People jog past a social distancing sign on the first day of New Zealand’s new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety measure that mandates wearing of a mask on public transport, in Auckland, New Zealand, August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Fiona Goodall

New Zealand thrown into lockdown over single suspected Delta case

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern put New Zealand under strict lockdown on Tuesday after the country’s first coronavirus case in six months was reported in the largest city of Auckland. Ardern’s “go hard, go early”…

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Passengers from Qatar Airways flight from Doha arrive at Thailand’s Phuket International Airport on August 11, 2021, as part of the “Phuket sandbox” scheme for travellers fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 coronavirus to visit without quarantine. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Phuket extends restrictions for 14 days due to high numbers of new COVID-19 cases

Phuket has extended its restrictions until the end of August, including the sealing off of the island to outsiders, with some exceptions, due to continuing high numbers of new locally…

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‘No winners’ in Thailand’s fresh lockdown offensive against COVID

Thais across the country are suffering the impact of a semi-lockdown after restrictions were expanded from 13 to 29 provinces and extended until at least August 31. Concern is now…

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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Italian rider Valentino Rossi (L), Team Suzuki Ecstar Spanish rider Joan Mir (C) and Team Suzuki Ecstar Spanish rider Alex Rins (R) compete during the MotoGP race for the Thailand Grand Prix at Buriram International Circuit in Buriram on October 6, 2019. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thai MotoGP cancelled again due to COVID concerns

(AFP) – MotoGP announced on Wednesday that this year’s Thai Grand Prix has been cancelled, for a second straight season, because of the coronavirus pandemic. The race was scheduled for…

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Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang

Bangkok City Hall tightens COVID-19 lockdown restrictions until August 2nd

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has imposed additional lockdown restrictions on businesses, public venues and activities in line with the CCSA’s latest efforts to curb the relentless surge of COVID-19…

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Bangkok on July 12, 2021, on the first day of stricter lockdown restrictions to try to contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thai Government launches financial rescue packages for “Dark Red” provinces

Thailand’s cabinet has rolled out financial packages to help employees and employers in nine types of business and freelancers in the 10 province most affected by the latest lockdown measures….

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A construction site sits empty in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, June 25, 2021. As Thailand has struggled unsuccessfully to lower the number of new COVID-19 cases and related deaths during its third and worst wave of coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Royal Gazette announces new COVID-19 restrictions starting Monday

All the restrictive measures announced by the country’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday, in an attempt to contain the rapid surge in COVID-19 infections in Thailand, have…

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A man wears a mask as he walks in Sydney, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Sydney’s two-week lockdown has been extended for another week due to the vulnerability of an Australia population largely unvaccinated against COVID-19, officials said. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Australia’s largest city Sydney locks down for third week

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Sydney’s two-week lockdown has been extended for another week due to the vulnerability of an Australia population largely unvaccinated against COVID-19, officials said on Wednesday. “The…

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Depressed? Or Just Plain Bored?

The pandemic has put our lives on hold and resulted in many people confining themselves to their homes as they follow health and safety precautions. With limited activities within a restricted environment,…

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A man wearing a protective face mask takes in the waterfront view underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge, seen shrouded in fog, during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia, June 30, 2021. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Lockdown measures extended in Australia amid COVID-19 outbreak

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian officials extended lockdown and social distancing measures to more of the country on Wednesday, with four major cities already under a hard lockdown in a race to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta coronavirus…

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Residents wearing face masks look on from behind barbed wire fence set up by authorities to block off a village in an effort to halt the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus in the Beting Tanjung community in southern Thailand’s Pattani province on May 9, 2021. (Photo by Tuwaedaniya MERINGING / AFP)

Surge in new COVID-19 infections forces lockdown of 8 Pattani sub-districts

Eight sub-districts in Thailand’s southern border province of Pattani have been locked down, by order of the provincial governor, in his capacity as head of the provincial communicable disease control…

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Troops to monitor construction worker housing in Bangkok for lockdown month

Army personnel will be deployed at construction worker housing facilities in Bangkok and its vicinities, to make sure that their residents remain confined to their camps throughout the one-month closure….

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Construction worker camps in and around Bangkok, deep south closed for a month

Construction worker housing facilities in Bangkok and nearby provinces, as well as in four provinces in the deep south of Thailand, will be closed for one month, to curb the…

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A fish vendor pushes her cart in the Chinatown area of Bangkok on May 28, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)

Bangkok lockdown proposal not yet accepted due to economic concerns

The Thai government has not yet decided to go forward with a proposal, made by a prominent doctor, for a one-week lockdown of Bangkok amid rising COVID-19 cases, citing concerns…

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Associate Professor Dr. Nitipana Chierakul, chief of the respiratory disease and tuberculosis division

Prominent doctor suggests one week lockdown of Bangkok to curb COVID-19 spread

A prominent doctor has suggested a seven-day lockdown of Bangkok, to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the number of new infections is increasing. Describing the situation as “desperate, without…

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Why a struggling restaurateur sees no hope for any state help

“This year, I don’t know why we fight, it will not make a difference. We have been making sacrifices for a whole year already. This is not ‘back to zero,’…

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Six sub-districts in Phetchaburi’s Khao Yoi locked down for 14 days from Monday

The provincial communicable disease committee of Phetchaburi has ordered the lockdown of six adjoining sub-districts in Khao Yoi district, from Monday for 14 days, after a new cluster of COVID-19…

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Malaysia PM orders ‘total lockdown’ amid COVID-19 surge

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin on Friday announced a nationwide “total lockdown” starting in June as coronavirus infections in the country surged to record levels. Muhyiddin said the stricter lockdown…

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The Fearless Girl Statue looks at a “Please Stay Home” sign in an empty Federation Square on the first day of a five-day lockdown implemented in the state of Victoria in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, February 13, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders

Australia’s Victoria state to enter COVID-19 lockdown after ‘highly-infectious’ outbreak

Australia’s second most populous state of Victoria will enter a one-week COVID-19 lockdown forcing its near seven million residents to remain home except for essential business as authorities struggle to…

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People gather in Central Park in New York on May 22, 2021. – After 16 months of restrictions in place due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, New Yorkers can now enjoy a city where most restrictions have been lifted. But true to their caution since the beginning of the pandemic, many are still reluctant to party and go back to their pre-pandemic social lives. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP)

New Yorkers ready to party again — just not indoors

After 14 months of lockdown and restrictions, New Yorkers can now enjoy a city where most of these limitations have been lifted. But many have retained the cautious approach they…

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Easing of restrictions on eateries effective on Monday – Royal Gazette

Easing of restrictions on eateries in the country’s COVID-19 Deep Red, Red and Orange zones, announced by the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Saturday, will be in effect…

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Thailand’s prime minister asked to reconsider another national lockdown

A group of Thai medical professionals has issued a statement, asking the country’s prime minister to reconsider locking down the country again as a matter of urgency, citing the rapid…

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Lockdown planned for two villages in Thailand’s Phichit province

The provincial communicable disease committee of Phichit province plans to lock down two villages in Sam Ngam district, after seven members of two families were found to be infected with…

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Thai PM says no lockdowns or curfews yet

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha assured today (Friday) that the government will not yet impose lockdowns or curfews in order to contain the COVID-19 spread, adding that he felt the pain…

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Jytte Margrete Frederiksen (83) is being vaccinated as one of the first Danes in Ishoj, Denmark on, December 27, 2020, as Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen follows the innoculation via videolink from her residence Marienborg. (Photo by Mads Claus Rasmussen / AFP)

Denmark announces reopening once all over 50s vaccinated

Denmark, which has been under a partial lockdown for the last three months, says it will reopen most of society once everyone over 50 years old are vaccinated. In an…

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This picture taken on February 8, 2021 shows workers loading baskets of durians onto a truck for sale at a farm in Raub in Malaysia’s Pahang state as traders become more reliant on China’s appetite for the world’s smelliest fruit. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

Malaysian durian trade battered as lockdown bites

Durians falling from trees are collected in nets on a farm in Malaysia, where a long lockdown has slowed domestic demand and left traders more reliant on China’s appetite for…

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Two wet markets and nine buildings in Pathum Thani locked down until Feb 25th

Pathum Thani Provincial Governor Chaiwat Chuenkosum issued an order on Monday locking down two markets and nine commercial buildings for nine days, from on Wednesday until February 25th, after 221…

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A street vendor pushes his bicycle carrying peach blossoms past shops in Hanoi on February 2, 2021. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP)

Stay-at-home orders in Vietnam Covid-19 hotspot

Two million people in Vietnam will be put under a raft of restrictions starting Tuesday, after their northern province became the epicentre of a growing Covid-19 outbreak. Residents of Hai…

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22 Samut Sakhon markets closed for three days of major cleanup and reorganisation

Twenty-two fresh and flea markets, in the municipal area of Thailand’s eastern province of Samut Sakhon, have been ordered to close for three days from tomorrow (Friday) for a major…

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People cross a street in Tokyo on February 2, 2021 as Japan’s government is set to approve a month-long extension of its coronavirus state of emergency. (Photo by Charly TRIBALLEAU / AFP)

Japan toughens virus measures with new law

Japan passed a new law strengthening enforcement of its virus restrictions on Wednesday, allowing authorities to fine bars and restaurants that defy closure requests. People can also be fined up…

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A student uses hand sanitiser as she arrives at a secondary school in Bangkok on July 1, 2020, as schools reopened after being temporarily closed due to the threat of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. – Pupils in Thailand returned to school on July 1, though with strict rules to prevent fresh coronavirus outbreaks, as the kingdom pushed towards normality with the pandemic raging on beyond its borders. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)

Education ministry details school fees are to be refunded by private schools

Private schools, which provide online learning during the lockdown, must refund certain fees and charges to parents, either in cash or by credit note, said the Office of the Private…

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Residents queue for a mandatory Covid-19 coronavirus test in the Jordan area of the Yau Tsim Mong district of Kowloon in Hong Kong on January 22, 2021, an area of dense housing which has seen a recent spike in cases of the coronavirus. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Hong Kong ends lockdown in Kowloon neighborhood

Hong Kong’s government on Monday morning ended an unprecedented lockdown after testing thousands of residents living in an area that had reported an increasing number of coronavirus cases, authorities said….

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A taxi driver waits for customers on an empty Khao San Road, once a popular tourist destination before the Covid-19 pandemic, in Bangkok on January 19, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Bangkok to ease restrictions on 13 types of business from Friday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will ease the restrictions and allow 13 types of business to reopen from tomorrow (Friday), with strict disease control measures in place. Game Arcades; but…

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Thailand records 315 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

COVID-19 infections in Thailand increase by 315 today, compared to yesterday’s 216, bringing the total to 7,694, since the first outbreak early last year. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin said…

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Bangkok set up 14 COVID-19 screening checkpoints around the city

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has ordered 11 districts in the capital to set up 14 COVID-19 screening checkpoints, in the light of the rising number of new, locally-transmitted cases…

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Thai PM assures no national lockdown despite a surge in COVID-19 cases

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has reassured that the Thai government will not resort to a lockdown of the entire country in the wake of the surge in COVID-19 infections, noting…

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Cabinet approves 11 billion baht to fight COVID-19 as Bang Lamung locked down

The Thai cabinet has approved an 11 billion baht budget to fund the procurement of medical equipment, vaccines and medicines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and to compensate about one…

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No travel restrictions over New Year break, but PM wants Thais to stay home with families

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha assured today that no travel restrictions will be imposed during the New Year holidays, but he would prefer Thai people to celebrate the arrival of the…

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No national lockdown yet for Thailand, contagion zoning to be imposed – PM

The Thai government has decided to impose COVID-19 zoning, in accordance with the number of infections, instead of a national lockdown. Top medical experts say they are confident that the…

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People wearing face mask walk by an empty cafe in Berlin, Germany / REUTERS

France and Germany thrust into lockdown as second COVID-19 wave sweeps Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered their countries back into lockdown on Wednesday, as a massive second wave of coronavirus infections threatened to overwhelm Europe before…

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New Zealand reports more COVID-19 cases ahead of lockdown decision

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s first coronavirus outbreak in three months has spread further, officials reported on Friday, just hours before Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is due to announce whether…

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Police in the southern New South Wales (NSW) border city of Albury check cars crossing the state border from Victoria on July 8, 2020 after authorities closed the border due to an outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus in Victoria. – With the city of Melbourne going into lockdown for the next six weeks, the entire state of Victoria will effectively be sealed off from the rest of the country with the state border to NSW closing on 08 July.

Panic-buying returns as Melbourne braces for lengthy lockdown

Shoppers in Australia’s second-biggest city stripped supermarket shelves Wednesday as millions in Melbourne prepared for a return to virus lockdown, with warnings the new restrictions will cost the economy Aus$1…

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Europe prepares for more lockdown easing as virus hopes rise

Europe on Sunday prepared for a further cautious easing of coronavirus restrictions following signs the pandemic may be slowing, after Spaniards flocked to the streets to jog, cycle and rollerskate…

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Report says Thailand’s suicide rate increasing during coronavirus pandemic

Driven to desperation by the unprecedented economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of Thais taking their own lives to escape their hardship has increased, according to a research…

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Health workers wearing protective gear walk on a railway track as they arrive in a slum area for a door-to-door verification of people to find out if they have developed any of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) symptoms, in Kolkata, India, April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

India, Pakistan ease restrictions for some small businesses amid lockdown

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Indian government allowed a limited reopening of shops in neighborhoods and residential areas from Saturday, more than a month after the nation went into a…

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This photo from KTVF-TV sows a couple picking out their wedding bands at Bishops Jewelry Gallery in Fairbanks, Alaska, on Friday, April 22, 2020. Alaska businesses slowly began reopening Friday in an effort to restart the state’s economy. The state’s largest city, Anchorage, will allow businesses to reopen beginning Monday. (Sara Tewksbury/KTVF-TV via AP)

3 states partly reopen, despite health officials’ warnings

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Even as the confirmed U.S. death toll from the coronavirus soared past 50,000, Georgia, Oklahoma and Alaska began loosening lockdown orders Friday on their pandemic-wounded businesses,…

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Life under lockdown in Cardiff, UK

A life of Taiwanese university student, Tzu-ting Huang, under lockdown in the capital city of Wales.

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Thailand looking for a path out of lockdown

The lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world have come to a standstill as lockdowns, quarantines, social distancing and bans on public gatherings are enforced to curb…

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South African police clashed with Cape Town township residents protesting over access to food aid during a coronavirus lockdown

Hungry S.Africans clash with police over food aid in Cape Town

South African police on Tuesday fired rubber bullets and teargas in clashes with Cape Town township residents protesting over access to food aid during a coronavirus lockdown. Hundreds of angry…

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A worker wearing a protective face mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus sprays disinfectant as a vehicle prepares to enter to an office building carpark in Beijing, Monday, April 13, 2020. China on Monday reported over 100 new cases of coronavirus infection, dozens of them imported. Of the new domestic cases, several were recorded in the province of Heilongjiang bordering Russia and southern business hub of Guangzhou. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Countries facing pressure to loosen virus restrictions

TOKYO (AP) — South Korean officials warned Monday that hard-earned progress fighting the coronavirus pandemic could be upset by new infections at bars and leisure spots, highlighting global tensions between…

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Orange growers had to dump their fruit due to lack of buyers during lockdown. Image Credit: Manager Online

Lockdown forces orange growers to dump their fruit due to lack of buyers

A number of orange growers in Thailand’s Sukhothai province have been forced to dispose of their fruit, because of a lack of customers, due to the inter-provincial travel restrictions imposed…

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Pattaya under lockdown as of Thursday

Thailand’s famous resort city of Pattaya will be locked down from Thursday until further notice. Entry to the city will not be permitted and the movements of those living or…

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Phuket’s governor closes Karon and Rawai areas

Two more areas in Phuket, well known for their resort hotels and beautiful beaches, have been locked down, effective today until further notice, as the provincial administration escalates efforts to…

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Phuket orders lockdown of famous Patong area

Phuket governor Pakkapong Thaweepat has ordered a lockdown of resort town’s night entertainment zone, as the provincial administration steps up its fight against the spread of COVID-19. Effective today (Sunday)…

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Phuket, Yala, Narathiwat placed on lockdown

Three southern provinces of Phuket, Yala and Narathiwat have been placed on lockdown in a bid to curb the coronavirus pandemic.  Land traffic in an out of these provinces are…

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In this March 26, 2020, photo, tourists play on a beach in Phuket, Thailand. Tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Penny Wang)

Phuket lockdown comes into effect at midnight on Sunday

Citing the worsening COVID-19 situation in Phuket province, Governor Pakkapong Thaveewat has imposed a lockdown of the popular resorting island, prohibiting all land and sea access to and from the…

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An Indian health worker speaks next to a banner durign a Corona virus information camp for travellers at an India-Nepal border crossing some 32 kms from Siliguri on January 26, 2020. – Health authorities in Nepal on January 24 confirmed that a student who returned from Wuhan, China tested positive for the new coronavirus, becoming the first South Asian country to report the deadly disease. (Photo by DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFP)

India imposes 21-day lockdown to curb coronavirus

NEW DELHI (AP) — India will begin the world’s largest lockdown on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in a TV address, warning citizens to stay inside or risk inviting…

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South African president Cyril Ramaphosa annouces South Africa will close its borders from Wednesday to all foreigners from countries highly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

S.Africa orders lockdown as continent moves to stop virus spread

Numerous sub-Saharan countries acted to stem the spread of coronavirus on Monday, with South Africa announcing a soldier-patrolled lockdown and Senegal and Ivory Coast each declaring a state of emergency. …

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Lockdowns not enough to defeat coronavirus, says leading World Health Organisation expert

LONDON (REUTERS) – Countries can’t simply lock down their societies to defeat coronavirus, the World Health Organisation’s top emergency expert said on Sunday (March 22), adding that public health measures…

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Bangkok disconnected: Lives unravel as city enters self-quarantine

Prapas Thongsuk was desperate to hug his daughter when she landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport late on Friday, but all he could do was sigh with relief to see his daughter…

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Emerging infectious diseases expert warns “Time is running out for Thailand”

Chulalongkorn University’s Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases chief, Dr. Thiravat Hemachudha, has warned the Thai government that time is running out for Thailand if it does not immediately close its…

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PM ready to close Thai borders to entry if virus situation worsens to Stage 3

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that his government is ready to close the country’s borders to all foreign arrivals, if the COVID-19 pandemic worsens to Stage 3. The…

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A completely empty Fondamenta della Misericordia is seen on Monday in Venice, Italy. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced a “national emergency” due to the coronavirus outbreak and imposed quarantines on the Lombardy and Veneto regions.

Italy extends coronavirus lockdown to whole country

ROME (Reuters) – The whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown until next month, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced on Monday, in an unprecedented and unexpected new attempt to…

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