Report concludes UK waited too long for virus lockdown

The British government waited too long to impose a lockdown in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, missing a chance to contain the disease and leading to thousands of unnecessary deaths, a parliamentary report concluded Tuesday. The deadly delay resulted from ministers’ failure to question the recommendations…

Sydney to exit Covid-19 lockdown next week after vaccination rate hits 70%

COVID-19 restrictions will be eased further in Sydney from Monday, authorities said, as Australia’s largest city looks set to exit a nearly four-month lockdown after hitting its 70% full vaccination target. Fully vaccinated people in New South Wales (NSW) state will be able to leave their homes for any reason…

Schools shut, lockdown imposed in 61 Ahmednagar villages

The Ahmednagar district administration has imposed a 10-day lockdown in 61 villages that reported more than 10 cases of Covid-19 on a daily basis for the past few days. While announcing the decision, officials said that schools in these containment zones will remain shut while elsewhere they will reopen on…

Complete Weekend Lockdown In Kerala; Centre Sends Team Amid Rising Cases

Kerala, which has been witnessing a worrying surge in daily COVID-19 cases, has further extended the weekend lockdown from this week. The central government is sending a six-member team from the National Centre for Disease Control to the state, tweeted Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. “As a large number…

Karnataka School, College Reopening: No decision yet, says Deputy CM

Karnataka State Government has not yet taken any decision on the reopening of schools and colleges across the state. The Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwathnarayan said that the decision will be taken after only after high discussions in multiple phases. The schools, colleges and educational institutions have…

Stay-At-Home Orders In Central Sydney Areas Amid Delta Variant Outbreak

Workers and residents in Sydney were ordered to stay home for a week on Friday, as authorities locked down several central areas of Australia’s largest city to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant of Covid-19. Sixty-five Covid-19 cases have been reported so far in the flare-up linked to a…

Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till June 28, follows tier-based system to allow relaxation | All you need to know

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to extend lockdown in the state until June 28, following consultations with medical experts. However, some Covid-19 restrictions have been eased in certain districts. TIER-BASED SYSTEM Districts in Tamil Nadu have been divided into three tiers. Teir-1 comprises 11 districts…

Economy May Have Shrunk 12% In June Quarter Due To Covid Second Wave: Report

The Indian economy may have contracted 12 per cent in the June quarter due to lockdowns imposed by the states in April and May to contain the second wave of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report by UBS Securities India. The economy had contracted by 23.9 per cent in the same quarter last fiscal. The…

Kim Jong Un warns of ‘tense’ food situation, longer Covid lockdown in North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned about possible food shortages and called for his people to brace for extended COVID-19 restrictions as he opened a major political conference to discuss national efforts to salvage a broken economy. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency also said Wednesday that Kim…

Raai Laxmi surprises her fans with a new hairstyle; shares an adorable video of her hairdo session

Actress Raai Laxmi is one of the most active Tamil actresses on social media. She often shares her workout routine videos and photoshoots on her Instagram page.  The actress recently shared a short video from her hairdo session. She surprised her fans with her new look. It seems that the actress had missed…