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Macron to spare Paris region from weekend lockdown, for now

Reuters
By Elizabeth Pineau, Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron will spare the Paris region a weekend lockdown for now, determined to keep France’s economy as open as possible, even though the death rate from COVID-19 is still creeping up. Two government sources aware of Macron’s thinking said Prime......

Germany to extend coronavirus lockdown until March 28 – draft

Reuters
A woman walks with her dog at the Volkspark Friedrichshain, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Berlin, Germany March 2, 2021. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany plans to extend its coronavirus lockdown until March 28 while easing some restrictions from next week, a draft document to be discussed......

Amid turmoil over elections, rising cases in Somalia fuel talk of a new lockdown.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The health minister of Somalia on Monday proposed new efforts to curb the rising number of coronavirus infections in the country, which is battling a worsening caseload amid an impasse over elections that were due last month. The......

UK consumer credit slumped as new lockdown hit in January: BoE

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A general view shows The Bank of England in the City of London financial district in London, Britain, November 5, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley//File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British consumer borrowing fell at its fastest pace in January since May last year as the country went back into a......

Pandemic anniversary: Jim Gaffigan marks one year of lockdown

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here My anniversary is coming up, and I still haven’t gotten my wife anything. I know, I know, I’m horrible! But how do you celebrate a full year of living with the Coronavirus?  Comedian Jim Gaffigan ponders the perfect anniversary......

Influencers Find Welcome in Paradise, While the Rest of Us Watch From Lockdown

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here In a season of lockdowns, Georgia Steel was jet setting. A digital influencer and reality television star, Ms. Steel left England in late December for Dubai, where she promoted lingerie on Instagram from a luxury hotel. By January,......

New Zealand’s largest city Auckland back to lockdown after COVID-19 case

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: People jog past a social distancing sign on the first day of New Zealand’s new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) safety measure that mandates wearing of a mask on public transport, in Auckland, New Zealand, August 31, 2020. REUTERS/Fiona Goodall WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said......

Brazil’s capital goes into lockdown to quell COVID-19 surge

Reuters
BRASILIA (Reuters) – The governor of Brazil’s capital city, Brasilia, decreed a 24-hour lockdown for all but essential services on Friday to curb a worsening COVID-19 outbreak that has filled its intensive care wards to the brim. FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators hold banners during a protest honouring the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)......

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