UK minister warns more ‘draconian’ steps maybe be necessary to tackle Covid-19, hinting that police may receive health data

The British environment minister has warned that additional measures may be necessary to combat lockdown fatigue and those guilty of repeatedly breaking Covid-19 restrictions as the government dismisses relaxing rules. … Read More >UK minister warns more ‘draconian’ steps maybe be necessary to tackle Covid-19, hinting that police may receive health data

Hong Kong to enter city’s 1st Covid-19 lockdown, as China deploys 1,700 officers to enforce new rules

Hong Kong has ordered thousands of residents to remain in their homes ahead of the city’s first Covid-19 lockdown, with China deploying 1,700 officers to enforce the restrictions in hopes of containing the outbreak. … Read More >Hong Kong to enter city’s 1st Covid-19 lockdown, as China deploys 1,700 officers to enforce new rules

Lockdown extended in Portugal with schools to close for 15 days amid record spike in Covid-19 deaths

Portugal is to shut all schools and universities from Friday, its prime minister has said, as the more transmissible strain of Covid-19 first detected in the UK takes hold, putting the health service under enormous pressure. … Read More >Lockdown extended in Portugal with schools to close for 15 days amid record spike in Covid-19 deaths

As Sputnik V rolls out & Covid-19 numbers fall, Moscow bucks European trend by lifting restrictions & moving away from lockdown

Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has announced the relaxation of some of the city’s Covid-19 restrictions, following a decline in recorded infection numbers since the turn of the year and a fall in cases requiring hospitalization. … Read More >As Sputnik V rolls out & Covid-19 numbers fall, Moscow bucks European trend by lifting restrictions & moving away from lockdown

Beijing back in partial lockdown after new coronavirus cases emerge in airport district

A partial lockdown has been imposed in China’s capital, specifically its southern district of Daxing, which has registered a new Covid-19 outbreak. The 1.6 million residents of the area have been banned from leaving the city. … Read More >Beijing back in partial lockdown after new coronavirus cases emerge in airport district

Germany considers extended lockdown as new Covid-19 variants emerge, Merkel spokesperson warns of ‘risk of mutation’

The German government is considering the extension of the country’s lockdown into February following the detection of new variants of Covid-19 and persistently high numbers of infections. … Read More >Germany considers extended lockdown as new Covid-19 variants emerge, Merkel spokesperson warns of ‘risk of mutation’

Water cannons & mounted officers: Unauthorized anti-lockdown rally in Amsterdam invokes strong police response (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

Thousands of anti-lockdown protesters took to the streets of Amsterdam, decrying restrictive measures against the coronavirus. The unauthorized gathering was met with a strong riot police force. … Read More >Water cannons & mounted officers: Unauthorized anti-lockdown rally in Amsterdam invokes strong police response (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)