coronavirus lockdown

A woman walks past a restaurant open for takeaway food along a quiet street in central Sydney on June 27, 2021, on the first full day of a two-week coronavirus lockdown to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant. (Photo by Steven Saphore / AFP)

Millions of Sydney residents in coronavirus lockdown

Millions of Sydney residents began the first full day of a two-week coronavirus lockdown on Sunday, as Australia imposed new restrictions to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious Delta variant.
3 years ago
Average lifespan is cut 4.1 years in China because of air pollution PHOTO: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Lethal pollution high in 2020 despite lockdowns: report

Deadly small particle pollution in four of five nations exceeded the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations last year despite Covid lockdowns, according to a report released Tuesday.
3 years ago
A detained protester shouts from a police bus in central Athens on December 6, 2020 after attempted rally to mark the 2008 police killing of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos, which sparked a month of rioting across Greece in 2008. - Police banned all the commemorating demonstrations set for December 6, 2020 due to Covid-19 measures. (Photo by LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP)

Greece extends lockdown measures to January 7

Greece on Monday extended its coronavirus lockdown measures to January 7, citing the slow impact of restrictive measures announced a month ago.
4 years ago
Primary school pupils attend a class wearing protective visor caps made by the city council in La Grand-Croix, near Saint-Etienne, central France, on May 12, 2020, two days after France eased lockdown measures to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP)

Thousands of schools reopen as France eases virus lockdown

Thousands of schools reopened throughout France on Tuesday as the government eases its coronavirus lockdown rules despite some fears of a second waves of infections.
4 years ago