Tag: lockdown

Mediterranean marine life flourished during lockdown

The strict rules halting business and movement for two months offered an unprecedented opportunity to monitor the impact of human activity on the sea that surrounds Italy.

Explainer: The coronavirus risks of everyday activities as economies reopen

Reuters asked five epidemiologists and public health experts to rate eleven everyday activities on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being a low-risk activity and 5 being a high risk activity. The scientists agreed that precautions can be taken to make all of these activities safer.

Thailand takes live music festival to Zoom amid virus outbreak

Public gatherings have been banned in Thailand since mid-March to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but Sunday's six-hour-long show gave people a chance to see and interact with artists from afar.

India posts record jump in COVID-19 cases, Modi says ‘long battle’...

India reported a record daily jump of 7,964 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, with a recent surge in cases as lockdown restrictions start to ease raising the possibility that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could extend curbs beyond May 31.

Italy coalition squabbles over recruiting volunteers to enforce distancing

Italy's coalition partners quarrelled on Monday over a proposal to recruit volunteers to enforce social distancing rules as the country gradually rolls back its coronavirus-related restrictions.

Protests erupt in Spain against coronavirus lockdowns

Spain, which imposed one of Europe's toughest lockdowns on March 14, has started to ease restrictions, but Madrid and Barcelona have remained in lockdown for longer because of more severe coronavirus outbreaks.

Italy to reopen borders next month as lockdown measures ease

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte outlined a further loosening of movement restrictions on Saturday, including opening borders to travellers from Europe from next month to unwind one of the world's most rigid coronavirus lockdowns.

German federal government and states agree on way to ease lockdown...

The paper is expected to be discussed on Wednesday.

Masked and gloved, Italy joins nations creeping out of lockdown

Italy, among the world's hardest-hit countries, started to relax the longest lockdown in Europe, allowing about 4.5 million people to return to work after nearly two months at home. Construction work can resume and relatives can reunite.

Sunny days draw crowds to beaches, parks as U.S. reopens from...

Sunny days and warm weather are proving to be as challenging to manage as restaurants, hair salons and other businesses as about half of U.S. states partially reopen their economies after the coronavirus lockdown.