Second Spanish region goes into lockdown after spike in coronavirus cases

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates A second Spanish region will go into lockdown following a fresh coronavirus outbreak. Some 70,000 people in La Marini, north of Lugo in Galicia, will be barred from leaving the area from midnight tonight, except in exceptional circumstances. It comes after Catalan authorities in El Segria, around the city...

Coronavirus Australia live: Victoria suburbs lockdown continues as Eden-Monaro byelection looms – latest updates | Australia news

A comprehensive testing program has found no traces of SARS-CoV-2 in Canberra’s sewage system. The testing program, carried out by experts from The Australian National University (ANU), examined Canberra’s sewage water for traces of the coronavirus which causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2. Testing sewage is a rapid and inexpensive way of tracking the coronavirus and potential community...

Press Freedom Under COVID-19 Lockdown in Asian — Global Issues

Jerald Aruldas, a journalist from the southern state of Tamil Nadu, and his colleague, were held by city police for 9 hours for reporting on stories around alleged government corruption around the food aid distribution system and how doctors in Coimbatore faced food shortages while working during the COVID-19 lockdown. Courtesy: Jerald Aruldasby Samira Sadeque (united nations)Friday, June 05,...

No10 hints London’s lockdown will be lifted first

Coronavirus lockdowns will be eased in Madrid and Barcelona from Monday to allow outdoor dining and gatherings of up to 10 people as infections have slowed sufficiently, the government has said. Restrictions will be relaxed even further in other regions comprising about half of Spain's population. Spain started phasing out one of Europe's toughest lockdowns earlier this month, but full...

Coronavirus: More than 300 police and NHS workers assaulted in one month of lockdown

Coronavirus: More than 300 police and NHS workers assaulted in one month of lockdown | The Independent More than 300 NHS workers and police officers were attacked in just one month of the coronavirus lockdown, the head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has revealed. Max Hill QC, the director of public prosecutions, said 313 assaults on emergency workers had been charged during April. Giving...

Katherine Jenkins sings ‘We’ll Meet Again’ to empty Royal Albert Hall as lockdown Brits mark VE Day – The Sun

KATHERINE Jenkins led a nation-wide rendition of wartime anthems by Dame Vera Lynn in an empty Royal Albert Hall today as lockdown Brits mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The Welsh soprano sang World War Two classics like We'll Meet Again and The White Cliffs of Dover during a half-hour performance at the iconic London venue. Katherine Jenkins has sung a series of wartime classic songs by...

International Dawn Chorus Day celebrated amid lockdown – Channel 4 News

It has become a soundtrack to lockdown: not the wailing sirens or the helicopters overhead – but the melody of birdsong at sunrise, now sounding clearer than it has been for decades, in a world that has ground to a halt. Today, the first Sunday in May, the height of spring – marks International Dawn Chorus Day – the sound of birdsong giving people around the world some distraction from the...

BBC Weather: Lockdown misery begins as rain band to unleash heavy showers across UK | Weather | News

BBC Weather forecaster Matt Taylor warned Britons sunshine and balmy temperatures will soon be forgotten as a series of weather fronts hit the UK over the coming days. Mr Taylor said a first wave of heavy rain will be moving in on Tuesday from the continent, thrashing most of Wales and England with persistent outbursts of rain. The BBC Weather meteorologist said: "There’s cloud coming up from...

UK coronavirus live: Some ‘disruptive’ lockdown measures set to remain in force for rest of year, says Whitty | Politics

Nicola Sturgeon said she was increasingly optimistic Scotland has passed the peak in cases after “really encouraging” data showed a continuing fall in hospital admissions and intensive care cases. The number of intensive care patients in Scotland fell for the seventh day running to 155, the lowest number since 1 April. Covid-19 hospital admissions by ambulance fell to 156 on Tuesday, the...

Global rice exports severely disrupted following India lockdown

Indian rice traders have stopped signing new export contracts amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, industry executives said. “Shipments have stalled as transport has become very difficult because of the lockdown. Drivers are not coming and labour is not available at mills and ports”, the president of the Rice Exporters Association said. India is the world’s...