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Germany set to restrict contacts for the vaccinated

Germany set to restrict contacts for the vaccinated

German leaders are considering tougher contact restrictions and an accelerated booster campaign among other measures after experts warned that the Omicron coronavirus variant could bring critical infrastructure to breaking point. …

Threat of new European lockdowns send oil prices tumbling

Threat of new European lockdowns send oil prices tumbling

Oil was on track to post its biggest weekly drop since August as Europe’s worsening Covid-19 crisis. EU countries are considering the prospect of renewed lockdowns just as key consuming nations look to add emergency supply to the …

Iran reimposes coronavirus restrictions

Iran reimposes coronavirus restrictions

Iran announced Sunday it was reimposing coronavirus restrictions on major cities, as the spread of the highly contagious delta variant spurs fears of another devastating surge in the nation. After over a year battling the worst virus …

Kremlin: lockdown in Russia not under discussion currently

Kremlin: lockdown in Russia not under discussion currently

The Russian government does not want to introduce a lockdown in the country due to the spread of COVID-19, and this possibility is not being discussed currently, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday. "No one …

Turkey to ease COVID-19 restrictions after Eid holiday

Turkey to ease COVID-19 restrictions after Eid holiday

Turkey will gradually ease lockdown restrictions after the Eid holiday as coronavirus cases and fatalities continue to ebb nationwide, the country's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday. "Hopefully, by …

Turkey to tighten lockdown from May 7

Turkey to tighten lockdown from May 7

The Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs reports that from May 7, the country is introducing a number of additional measures to combat the spread of coronavirus. From May 7, all stores in Turkey, including supermarkets, will only sell …

Coronavirus lockdown starts in Turkey

Coronavirus lockdown starts in Turkey

A 17-day lockdown began in Turkey on Thursday evening to stem the spread of coronavirus. Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a full lockdown starting from Thursday 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. on May 17. As part …

Turkey announces "full lockdown" to curb COVID-19 spread

Turkey announces "full lockdown" to curb COVID-19 spread

Turkey will enforce a full lockdown from April 29 evening until May 17 to stem the spread of coronavirus, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday. Speaking to reporters following a Cabinet meeting in Ankara, …

Lockdown extended in Almaty

Lockdown extended in Almaty

Strict quarantine measures in Almaty were extended until April 12. Within the restrictive measures, students of schools, colleges and universities are transferred to  distance education. In addition, shopping and entertainment …

Germany imposes strict lockdown over Easter

Germany imposes strict lockdown over Easter

Germany is extending the current lockdown through to April 18, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Tuesday. The country will enter an even stricter lockdown from April 1 to April 5, over the Easter holiday period …

Germany plans to extend lockdown until March 14

Germany plans to extend lockdown until March 14

Germany plans to extend restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus until March 14, a draft agreement for talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of the 16 federal states on Wednesday showed. The number of new daily …

Israel extends COVID-19 lockdown

Israel extends COVID-19 lockdown

Israel has extended its third COVID-19 lockdown to Sunday, at which point nationwide curbs will be eased slowly, it announced in a government statement. The decision was made on Friday hours before the lockdown was due to expire, …

Israel extends national COVID-19 lockdown

Israel extends national COVID-19 lockdown

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet voted Sunday to extend the country’s national coronavirus lockdown until at least Friday morning as Israel continues to face high infection rates.  …

Israel extends nationwide COVID-19 lockdown

Israel extends nationwide COVID-19 lockdown

Israel's cabinet decided on Tuesday to extend by 10 days a weeks-long nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ministers voted in favor of extending the tight lockdown until Jan. 31, according to a …

New lockdown to be declared in UK as coronavirus cases surge

New lockdown to be declared in UK as coronavirus cases surge

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday a new national lockdown for England until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus. Johnson said people must stay at home again, as they …

Israel enters third nationwide lockdown

Israel enters third nationwide lockdown

Israel imposed its third lockdown on Sunday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced optimism that a "world record" vaccination drive will restore a degree of normality within weeks. After a sharp rebound in …

Israel announces nationwide coronavirus lockdown

Israel announces nationwide coronavirus lockdown

Israel announced it will impose a nationwide lockdown from next week, its third of the Covid-19 pandemic, just days after it began vaccinations against the virus. "A general lockdown will be imposed from 1700 on Sunday for two …

Azerbaijan toughens COVID-related quarantine measures

Azerbaijan toughens COVID-related quarantine measures

Azerbaijan has extended and has toughened COVID-related quarantine measures countrywide for the period till January 31, 2021. From 00:00 (GMT +4) December 14, 2020 to 00:00 January 18, 2021, with the exception of the movement of …