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Covid-19 lockdown


Beijing, Shanghai both free of new local COVID cases for first time in months

June 28, 2022 2:46 pm

Despite easing COVID restrictions in Beijing and Shanghai, their combined 47 million residents have been told to go through COVID testing every few days, to maintain access to public spaces and transport.

Whether you followed lockdown rules may have been influenced by your genetics – new research

May 26, 2022 10:47 am

The most pronounced effect of participants' genetics was for the trait of high life satisfaction

Inside China’s zero-Covid fortress, Xi admits no doubts

May 02, 2022 1:51 pm

But there was a revealing gap in Xi’s busy April itinerary, exposing the predicament that Covid is creating in a politically crucial year when he hopes to extend his hold on power.

From threatening teacher to breaking tables to ragging classmate: Has lockdown impacted a change in students' behavior?

April 27, 2022 11:34 am

Speaking to, a senior official attached to the educational department in Tirupattur, said the students alone can't be blamed for all these activities.

Maharashtra breathed ‘satisfactory’ air for most of 2020-21: report

April 25, 2022 10:02 am

Experts believe that the lockdown restrictions played a big role in maintaining ‘good’ and ‘satisfactory’ air quality in the state.

China’s Covid shutdowns go far beyond Shanghai

April 20, 2022 12:34 pm

Inhabitants of the urban districts of Wuhu in Anhui province awoke Sunday morning to official orders to stay at home and get tested — daily — until the government decides that it has stamped out cases of the omicron variant, which is straining China’s “zero Covid” policy to its limits.

Soon, Pune to get a shelter home for homeless gay, trans and intersex men

April 17, 2022 9:07 am

Bindumadhav Khire, director, Bindu Queer Rights Foundation, said that due to space, financial and manpower constraints, they were focusing on the gay population of Maharashtra and transmen/intersex population of Pune district only.

Apple MacBook shipments delayed as China’s lockdowns slow production

April 14, 2022 8:53 am

Apple’s highest-end MacBook Pro configuration -- a $3,499 version with additional graphics cores and memory -- is seeing delivery estimates as late as June 16 in the US.

Indian Consulate in Shanghai closes in-person services as Covid crisis worsens in China

April 13, 2022 12:55 pm

Indian citizens in Eastern China Region may apply at the Embassy of India, Beijing for availing urgent consular services, the Consulate said in a notice issued on Tuesday.

‘Totally inhumane’: Child separations feed anger in a locked-down Shanghai

April 03, 2022 2:41 pm

The fury and concern of parents over what might become of their children if they fall sick is the latest in a series of crises faced by Shanghai officials, who are in the middle of a staggered lockdown to facilitate mass testing in the city.


After months in lockdown, a weary world is ready to dance

October 23, 2021 10:28 am

Maybe it’s because of the advent of COVID-19 vaccines. Maybe it is because feet can be repressed for just so long. But it seems that everywhere, dancers are letting loose

Textile, jewellery stores reopen today as Tamil Nadu unlocks

June 28, 2021 8:39 pm

Shopping malls/complexes were allowed to function with 50 per cent occupancy from 9 am till 7 pm. Places of worship were also permitted to open for public following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Workers battle economic crisis during Covid restrictions in Kolkata

June 14, 2021 2:54 pm

The restrictions imposed to tackle the spread of the pandemic has added to the woes of the economically weaker sections of the society, with migrant workers being badly hit.

In pictures: A return to the ‘joie de vivre’ in France

May 22, 2021 1:03 pm

As France reopens, French people flock to bars, restaurants, cafes and theaters. The strict lockdown imposed in France that lasted six months ended on Wednesday.

'Can fight Covid, not starvation': Vendors throng Aligarh market

May 13, 2021 12:10 pm

In Aligarh, “Dubey ka padao” is a Covid nightmare. Every inch of this market crossing is occupied by carts, selling vegetables, flowers and even dolls, and a cluster of customers around each.