18 hours ago.Australia
Emergence of highly transmissible variants and COVID-19 is worrying said Greg Hunt on March 2, 2021 (Photo Credit: Instagram/@greghuntmp)

  • Australia has decided to extend it's year-long international border closure by 3 months
  • There will be strict border control and it will continue until June 17, 2021
  • Australia has 29,000 cases in a population of 25 million 

2 days ago
Britain is going through its third lockdown. (Representative image/Pixabay)

  • The variant that emerged in Manaus, northern Brazil, has been detected in six people in the UK
  • One of the people cannot be located after they failed to fill in their contact details on a form
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson played down any doubts about vaccine efficacy

2 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
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The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act  prohibits the engagement of children in certain employments and to regulate the conditions of work of children in certain other employments(Photo Credoit

3 days ago.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Authorities have also been directed to ensure that health-safety protocols are strictly followed at containment zones. (PTI Photo)

  • The AIADMK-led state government has not introduced any new measures
  • All international air travel of passengers, except for purposes permitted by the MHA, will also remain suspended 
  • The government has also asked people aged over 65 and others to take all necessary precautions

6 days ago.London, UK
Britain is in its third national lockdown in a year. (Representative Image: Unsplash)

  • Users reported difficulties in finding a supplier and a desired drug during the lockdown
  • One in 10 purchases reported in the survey were made on dark web markets
  • More respondents said their drug use had increased since the start of the pandemic

24 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Instagram user Harjas Sethi's video has garnered over 4,000 views. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@vellijanani)

  • Millions of professionals have been working in the comfort of their homes due to the pandemic
  • Since the COVID-19 vaccines have rolled out, many offices are beginning to reopen
  • Instagram user Harjas Sethi's video has gone viral about complaining to return back to office

23 Feburary.Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Bengaluru Urban district has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, with a total of 403,943. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/PTI)

  • The 10 cases were reported at the the SJR Watermark Apartments from February 15 to 22
  • Six contagious blocks of the apartment complex have been declared as containment zones
  • Earlier, an apartment in Bengaluru became a COVID hotspot after 103 people were found infected

22 Feburary.London, UK
Boris Johnson addressed the UK Parliament . (Photo: Instagram/@Boris Johnson)

  • In the first phase, schools will be reopened from March 8, outdoor gatherings will be allowed from April 12
  • June 21 is expected to mark an end to all lockdown measures but Johnson reiterated that this roadmap would be data rather than dates driven
  • The unlocking strategy was finalised at a virtual Cabinet meeting earlier on Monday

22 Feburary.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Mumbai: BMC volunteers during a COVID-19 awareness campaign at Dharavi, as coronavirus cases rise across the city, in Mumbai, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.(PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)

  • Restrictions have been imposed in Chikahli, Khamgaon, Deulgaon Raja and Malkapur areas of Buldhana district
  • Essential services in the district will be permitted between 8 am and 3 pm
  • Strict action will be taken against those who violate the guidelines

22 Feburary.London, UK
Boris Johnson will outline the lockdown review on Monday. (Photo Credit: AP / PTI).

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the vaccination campaign would offer a first dose to everyone aged over 50 by mid-April
  • The previous targets were to vaccinate people over 50 by May, and all adults by September
  • More than 17 million people have now received at least a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine