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Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane to enter COVID lockdown

Australia’s third-largest city of Brisbane to enter COVID lockdown

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Australia’s third-largest city of Brisbane and other parts of Queensland state will enter a snap COVID-19 lockdown from Saturday as authorities race to contain an emerging outbreak of the Delta strain. Millions of residents in the city and several other areas will be placed under stay-at-home orders from Saturday afternoon for …

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Philippines orders 13 million into lockdown over Delta fears

Philippines orders 13 million into lockdown over Delta fears

Transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles isolated from a patient. Credit: NIAID The Philippines will send more than 13 million people in the national capital region back into lockdown next week, the government said Friday, as it tries to head off a surge in cases of a hyper-contagious coronavirus strain. Experts have warned of …

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COVID-19 lockdown negatively impacted Indian women's nutrition, study shows

COVID-19 lockdown negatively impacted Indian women’s nutrition, study shows

The 2020 nationwide lockdown India imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions that negatively impacted women’s nutrition, according to a new study from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition. Published in the journal Economia Politica, the study shows that women’s dietary diversity – the number of food groups consumed – declined during …

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Why lockdown in Africa does not work as a first COVID-19 pandemic response

Why lockdown in Africa does not work as a first COVID-19 pandemic response

Credit: CC0 Public Domain In an African pandemic it is more productive to consider lockdowns after using other non-medical measures first, especially in countries with high levels of poverty and corruption, says Prof. Nicholas Ngepah, a Professor of Economics at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. “Looking at the socio-economic conditions of African countries, …

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Sydney lockdown extended by four weeks as virus outbreak grows

Sydney lockdown extended by four weeks as virus outbreak grows

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Millions of Sydney residents will spend another month in lockdown, authorities announced Wednesday, citing a still-fast-growing coronavirus outbreak and stubbornly low vaccination rates. Australia’s biggest city had been due to exit five weeks of lockdown on July 30, but the restrictions will now remain in place until August 28 as case …

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How the Groundhog Day grind of lockdown scrambles your memory and sense of time

How the Groundhog Day grind of lockdown scrambles your memory and sense of time

Credit: YouTube With roughly half of Australia in lockdown at the moment, a common experience is a warped sense of time and poor memory. What day is it? What week is it? Did I go to the supermarket yesterday, or was it the day before? Am I actually in the movie Groundhog Day and experiencing …

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Australian city Melbourne ends 5th COVID-19 lockdown

Australian city Melbourne ends 5th COVID-19 lockdown

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, left, and Victorian COVID-19 Commander Jeroen Weima speak to the media during a press conference in Melbourne, Australia Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Australia’s second-most populous city Melbourne will end its fifth lockdown on Tuesday with the Victoria state government declaring it had beaten an outbreak of the highly contagious COVID-19 delta …

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Melbourne to lift virus lockdown as Delta outbreak contained

Melbourne to lift virus lockdown as Delta outbreak contained

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Melbourne’s coronavirus lockdown will be lifted late Tuesday, as authorities signalled a Delta variant outbreak in Australia’s second-biggest city had been contained. Neighbouring South Australia state will also ease stay-at-home rules, but the country’s largest city Sydney was facing a likely extension to a lockdown now in its fifth week. After …

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Melbourne extends lockdown as Australia fails to stop outbreak

Melbourne extends lockdown as Australia fails to stop outbreak

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Australia’s two largest cities are set to stay under tight COVID-19 restrictions as Melbourne on Monday extended a five-day snap lockdown designed to curb a virulent outbreak. “These restrictions simply cannot end at midnight tomorrow night,” Victoria state premier Daniel Andrews said, without saying how long the Melbourne lockdown would last. …

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