.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The COVID-19 pandemic crippled the global economy. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • Flights in and out of certain countries were banned to curb the spread of the coronavirus
  • A privilege visa allows you to travel despite a travel ban
  • Visas are generally divided into two categories - General and Functional

.California City, CA, USA
Amid falling coronavirus case rates and rising numbers of inoculations, California officials are easing COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo credit; Unsplash)

  • California is set to fully reopen two weeks as cases in the state have majorly dropped
  • Starting June 15, vaccinated individuals will be able to go out mostly without masks
  • More than 17.4 million of California’s nearly 40 million residents are fully vaccinated

.Hyderabad, Telangana, India
AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi addresses media at party office in Hyderabad on Dec. 5, 2020. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • MP Asaduddin Owaisi urged Telangana government to not extend the lockdown
  • Telangana cabinet is due to meet on Sunday to decide about the COVID-19 lockdown in the state 
  • Lockdown came into force in the state on May 12 and after 10 days, it was extended till May 30

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Due to the COVID-19 virus that hit the globe in late 2019, air travel was largely suspended (Representational/ Unsplash)

  • Air travel suspected to rise to by 88%, International Air Transport Association predicted
  • "We are in the deepest and gravest crisis in our history" comments IATA director 
  • Airlines are hopeful that air travel will increase as population gets vaccinated 

.Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Madurai couple got married in the air on a chartered plane to avoid COVID-19 restrictions. (Photo Credit: Twitter-Screengrab/@DonthuRamesh)

  • The couple got married in the air on a chartered Spicejet plane
  • The short clip has over 2.4k views
  • Most of the attendees of the mid-air wedding can be clearly seen mask-less

.Bhind, Madhya Pradesh, India
In Madhya Pradesh, wedding guest were punished for violating lockdown rules.(Photo credit: twitter-screengrab)

  • The wedding, with around 300 guests, was taking place in In Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district
  • When police swooped on the venue, many guests managed to escape but some were detained
  • They were made to do frog jumps for violating COVID lockdown restrictions

.West Bengal, India
Trains parked at a railway yard after West Bengal Government suspended local train services, as coronavirus cases surge in West Bengal. (Photo credit: File/PTI)

  • Additional measures are essential to cut the transmission chain of the virus, Bengal Chief Secretary said.
  • The lockdown will start at 6am on May 16 and will be in place till 6pm of May 30
  • E-commerce and home delivery services of all commodities shall be allowed

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
People, not adhering to social distancing norms, stand in queues to receive COVID vaccine doses in Solapur, Maharashtra on Thursday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte said the curbs will remain in force till 7 am on June 1
  • COVID-19 restrictions include mandatory RT-PCR test report for any person entering the state
  • In case of cargo carriers, not more than two people will be allowed to travel in those vehicles

.Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy, visited the COVID-19 dedicated ward at AIIMS, Bibinagar in Telangana. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Telangana imposed a complete 10-day lockdown to break the chain of transmission
  • All activities, within the COVID-19 protocols, have been permitted from 6 AM to 10 AM daily
  • Telangana govt has planned to call for global tenders to increase the supply of vaccines in the state

.Hyderabad, Telangana, India
A view of historic "Chaar Minar" during night curfew in Telangana which will continue from 9pm to 5am till April 30, Hyderabad, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (PTI Photo)

  • Telangana government has imposed a 10-day lockdown across the state from 10 am Wednesday
  • On Monday, Telangana reported 4,826 COVID-19 cases
  • The death toll from COVID-19 in Telangana stands at 2,771