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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – New Zealand Prime Minsiter Jacinda Ardern on Sunday announced a three-day lockdown in the country’s biggest city Auckland, after three new local COVID-19 cases were reported. Ardern said the level 3 restrictions, which require everyone to stay home except for essential shopping and essential work, repeating the super cautious approach the country
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Capitol complex is on lockdown, with no entry or exit allowed due to an external security threat and people inside being forced to shelter in place, according to a Reuters witness. The lockdown comes just days ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and follows the Jan. 6 attack on the
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ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek authorities announced on Saturday the closure of nurseries and primary schools until the end of November, tightening a nationwide lockdown after a spike in COVID-19 cases. Greece has fared better than many other European countries in tackling the coronavirus, mainly due to an early nationwide lockdown imposed weeks after the pandemic
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Melbourne’s shops, restaurants and hotels opened for business on Wednesday after a four month coronavirus lockdown, with happy customers enjoying alfresco eating in the spring sunshine and shopkeepers hoping for big sales to make up for lost revenue. The state of Victoria and its capital Melbourne, Australia’s second most populous city, has
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FILE PHOTOT – General view of a empty kids playground, following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Doha, Qatar March 17, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer CAIRO (Reuters) – Qatar will start lifting coronavirus restrictions in its cities under a four-phase plan starting on June 15, when some mosques will be allowed to reopen, government spokeswoman Lulwa
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FILE PHOTO: A “Yes We Are Open” sign is seen outside a Crepeaffaire restaurant in St Albans, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), St Albans, Britain, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Paul Childs LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to relax rules on outdoor dining and weddings, as well as speeding
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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday cited economic losses to justify his government’s decision to lift a coronavirus lockdown despite rising infections and deaths, urging people to “live with the virus.” Pakistan has rolled back almost all shutdown measures, primarily to avert an economic meltdown. The country would open to tourism
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DETROIT (Reuters) – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Monday moved to further reopen the Midwest state’s economy, largely rescinding a stay-at-home order in place since March and allowing retailers and restaurants to open back up over the next week. FILE PHOTO: A protester holds a placard during a protest against Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s extended stay-at-home
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A waiter serves meals to customers who practice social distancing on a terrace of a newly reopened restaurant, as Netherlands eases some of the lockdown measures put in place during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Amsterdam, Netherlands June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Terraces throughout the Netherlands filled quickly on Monday as
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LONDON (Reuters) – British foreign minister Dominic Raab on Sunday defended the government’s careful loosening of the coronavirus lockdown, saying it was the “right step to be taking” at this time. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Dominic Raab speaks at the daily digital news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak,
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Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, arrives for First Minister’s Statement regarding the next steps of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, May 21, 2020. Fraser Bremner/Scottish Daily Mail/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday she agreed with scientists that any easing
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