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Panic buying in Beijing as people fear stringent lockdown amid spike in COVID-19 cases
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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
World

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
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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
India

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
Arts & Culture

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
India

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'
World

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%
India

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
Entertainment

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
World

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
science

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'
Lifestyle

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
India

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
India

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
World

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

Two TV actors from Savdhaan India, Crime Patrol arrested in connection to theft in Mumbai
Entertainment

Two TV actors from Savdhaan India, Crime Patrol arrested in connection to theft in Mumbai

The two actors, who had been looking for a place to stay after the shoot of Savdhaan India was halted during the lockdown, were arrested for stealing Rs 3.20 lakh from their roommate.

COVID-19 restrictions in Bengal extended till 1 July; govt, private offices at 25% capacity from 16 June
India

COVID-19 restrictions in Bengal extended till 1 July; govt, private offices at 25% capacity from 16 June

According to reports, bars and restaurants in the state can operate with 50 percent capacity from noon to 8 pm

Karnataka govt to ease lockdown in 20 districts from 14 June; essential items shops to be open till 2 pm
India

Karnataka govt to ease lockdown in 20 districts from 14 June; essential items shops to be open till 2 pm

The restrictions are going to be eased in Bengaluru Urban and 19 other districts on a 'trial basis' from 14 June to 21 June

Transhumant pastoralists in Rajasthan struggle amid COVID-19 pandemic as their livelihoods, herds suffer due to depleting resources
Lifestyle

Transhumant pastoralists in Rajasthan struggle amid COVID-19 pandemic as their livelihoods, herds suffer due to depleting resources

These pastoralists depend on the farmers and households along their route for the fodder and water of their herds. But since the Indira Gandhi Canal closed down for maintenance, both have been hard and costly to find.

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'When we step out, it's as if we've come into an unknown world'
Lifestyle

An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'When we step out, it's as if we've come into an unknown world'

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.