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Camel delivers books to children in remote Pakistan desert amid coronavirus schools lockdown

A camel named Roshan carries priceless cargo through the deserts of remote southwest Pakistan — books for children who can no longer go to school because of coronavirus lockdowns. Pakistan’s schools first closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, and have only opened sporadically since then, with around 50 million school-age children […]

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Bangladesh goes into 6-day strict COVID lockdown, thousands flee Dhaka

Tens of thousands of people scrambled to get the last trains, buses and ferries out of Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, before a nationwide transport shutdown to halt the spread of coronavirus. With new cases and deaths hitting record numbers, Bangladesh’s government has ordered all offices and shops to close for eight days from 6:00am on Wednesday. […]

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Wife seeks divorce from husband after he turned escort following job loss during Covid lockdown

A 24-year-old woman in the Indian city of Bangalore sought divorce from her husband of two years after marriage because her husband started working as a commercial sex worker after losing his job during the lockdown. To earn a living, the 27-year-old man signed up to be a male escort and hid this from her. […]

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110 diners at Paris restaurant fined for violating Covid-19 restrictions

More than 100 diners at a restaurant in Paris were fined and the manager arrested for violating Covid restrictions, French police said. Officers were called to an address in the capital following a noise complaint and discovered a clandestine gathering, Paris police tweeted on Saturday. “Guests [were] fined for non-compliance with health measures,” the tweet […]

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Philippines: Man breaking Covid-19 restrictions dies after exercise punishment

A Filipino man who was found breaking quarantine rules has died after being made to do 300 squat-like exercises by police as punishment, his family said. Darren Manaog Penaredondo was allegedly stopped by officers while buying water after 6pm local time in Cavite province on Thursday. He collapsed the following day and later died. Cavite […]

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India World

126 million people in India’s Maharashtra state face tighter restrictions amid COVID surge

Tighter restrictions were imposed in the Indian state of Maharashtra affecting over 126 million people from Monday following a sharp spike in the number of coronavirus infections. On Monday, India reported over 100,000 daily infections of which more than half of those were in Maharashtra, which has India’s largest city Mumbai as its capital. Maharashtra […]

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Colombia extends COVID restrictions as intensive care admissions rise amid surging infections

Colombia will extend coronavirus restrictions in various cities across the country, President Ivan Duque has announced, as intensive care unit admissions have increased amid a surge in infections. Duque on social media said the restrictions would vary based on ICU occupancy rates. The curfews will be in place from Monday and continue through April 19, […]

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India records 89k daily coronavirus infections amid lockdown threat over Maharashtra state

India recorded 89,023 new infections and 713 deaths on Friday, the highest tally since September, while daily deaths reached a five-month high. Infections have surged in India since the beginning of March, with its richest state of Maharashtra, home to the financial capital of Mumbai, the worst hit. Maharashtra recorded 47,913 cases on Friday. The […]

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Brisbane exits 3-day snap lockdown ahead of Easter weekend

Brisbane exited its snap three-day lockdown on Thursday after only one local Covid-19 case was reported in the previous day. The outbreak in Queensland’s capital has grown to 16 infections in total. State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the low number of new infections meant the lockdown could be lifted in time for the Easter holiday […]

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England relaxes restrictions by allowing swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts to reopen

England relaxed its lockdown restrictions by allowing with outdoor meetings and activities for the first time in months. From Monday, people were allowed to meet outside in groups of six. Outdoor sports facilities such as swimming pools, tennis and basketball courts reopened, with social distancing measures in place. The moves are part of UK Prime […]

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Covid-19 Australia: 2 million residents in Brisbane go into 3-day lockdown

Australia announced a snap 3-day COVID-19 lockdown in the northern city of Brisbane from Monday afternoon, as they attempt to stamp out an outbreak of the UK variant of the virus. About two million people in the city, the country’s third-largest and the capital of Queensland state, will be required to stay home from 5pm […]

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Business World

Oil prices slide amid fresh coronavirus curbs globally

Oil prices fell more than 1% as fresh coronavirus lockdowns revived worries about demand for oil products, even as tug boats struggled to move a stranded container ship blocking crude oil carriers in the Suez Canal. Brent crude futures slid 1.4%, to $63.54 a barrel after jumping 6% overnight. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures […]