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Former British PM Boris Johnson fights to keep career afloat in testimony on lockdown parties
The so-called ‘partygate’ scandal ultimately contributed to Johnson’s downfall, after months of reports that he, alongside other senior government figures, had been present at gatherings in Downing Street during 2020 and 2021 when most of the rest of Britain were forced to stay at home
WATCH: Chinese citizens protest against Zero Covid policy, clash with police in Guangzhou
Even as China is ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chinese government has chosen to deal with the crisis with a series of stringent methods, including a rather harsh lockdown, as part of its Zero Covid policy
China: Demonstrators attack police in Guangzhou as protests against Covid-19 lockdown escalate
The violence in Guangzhou was a marked escalation from similar protests in Shanghai, Beijing and other Chinese cities over the weekend. The current wave of country wide protests in biggest wave of civil disobedience in China since Xi Jinping started his reign as president a decade ago
Tourists give Bhutan a miss after Himalayan kingdom levies hefty fees for visitors
The reopening has come with a revised tourism levy, known as Sustainable Development Fee
China's Chengdu enforces strict COVID-19 lockdown despite 6.8 magnitude earthquake
Despite only recording a handful of cases, Chengdu's lockdown is the most severe since China's largest city of Shanghai was placed in isolation over the summer, prompting rare protests in person and online
Panic buying in Beijing as people fear stringent lockdown amid spike in COVID-19 cases
Beijing has ordered mass testing order and has warned of a 'grim' COVID-19 situation in the city. Also, it has imposed tight controls on entry to the city, with travellers required to have a negative COVID-19 test from within 48 hours
China: Shanghai to impose phased lockdown after city emerges as COVID-19 hotspot
China's biggest city will lock down its eastern half for five days of testing beginning on Monday, the government said, followed by a similar lockdown of its western side beginning on 1 April
China lifts monthlong COVID-19 lockdown in Xi'an, new restrictions in Beijing as cases rise
Xi'an has been a cornerstone of the ruling Communist Party's 'zero tolerance' strategy toward COVID-19 that mandates lockdowns, travel restrictions and mass testing whenever a case is discovered
No lockdown needed in Mumbai despite surge in COVID-19 cases, says BMC chief
Of over 20,000 people who tested positive for coronavirus in Mumbai on Thursday, only 1,180 were hospitalised and 110 were on oxygen support, municipal commissioner Iqbal Chahal said on Friday
Living Art | How COVID-19 lockdown, contrary to popular belief, has led to a boom in art market, thanks to online auctions
“During the lockdown, disposable incomes of the high-end groups and businessmen had grown because they weren’t travelling, partying or attending weddings. Speculators disappeared, and serious collectors gained ground," says Dinesh Vazirani, CEO, Saffronart.
Fresh lockdown in Maharashtra only if oxygen demand goes up to 800MT, says Rajesh Tope
The day before, the state government banned assembly of more than five persons in public places between 9 pm to 6 am and restricted the number of people allowed at public functions in view of a spurt in coronavirus cases
Post-lockdown anxiety common phenomenon; here're some tips to help you cope with 'normalcy'
From talking to supportive friends to re-engaging in fun activities, there are numerous strategies you can use to help you successfully cope with anxiety as you leave lockdown behind
India logs less than 20,000 new daily COVID-19 cases, lowest in 201 days; recovery rate at 97.8%
This took the country's COVID-19 tally to 3,36,97,581, while the number of active cases declined to 2,92,206, the lowest in 192 days, according to the Union health ministry.
Revisiting the Bollywood dream sequence: A tour of the world, and within
The Bollywood dream sequence helped stretch my imagination in a way that I believed the whole world was within me. This self-sufficiency helped me get through the physical setting I was in, from awkward social gatherings to the confines of my home during the pandemic.
Self-isolating Boris Johnson urges caution as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions end in England
COVID restrictions have now been replaced with guidance emphasising personal judgement and responsibility on face masks in indoor settings and caution in large gatherings
COVID-19: Seven reasons why wearing masks was delayed in the west unnecessarily
A study shows that countries that made mask-wearing mandatory within 30 days of the first case emerging had dramatically fewer COVID-19 cases than others.
An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'Death had taken hold everywhere I looked and leaned'
This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.
COVID-19 lockdown: List of states that have extended or eased restrictions starting today
With Kerala continuing to witness a significant number of COVID-19 cases on a daily basis, the state government has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown curbs for one more week
SC tells states/UTs to implement 'One Nation, One Ration Card' scheme by 31 July; all you need to know
The plea sought directions to the Centre and states to ensure food security, cash transfers, and other welfare measures for migrant workers
Third COVID-19 wave 'definitely' underway in UK due to highly-transmissible Delta variant, says expert
Professor Adam Finn, who advises the UK govt on its vaccination policy, told the BBC that the country is now seeing a 'race' between the vaccines and the Delta variant