As Cases Mount in Maharashtra, CM Thackeray Warns of Another Surge at All-party Meet. Big Announcement Likely

The report stated that legal experts and activists have slammed the Pune civic body’s move, saying it would do more harm than good during the pandemic. “If the order is meant to create psychological pressure on rule violators, then it can be understood. But this is a very impractical solution. It will have an adverse … Read more

Angela Merkel Gives Go Ahead to ‘Short National Lockdown’ in Germany to Curb Covid Cases

Chancellor Angela Merkel is in favour of tightening virus restrictions in Germany for a short period to stem rising case numbers, her spokeswoman said Wednesday. Merkel backs calls for a “short national lockdown”, Ulrike Demmer said, noting that the country’s health system was under growing pressure. A patchwork of rules across Germany’s 16 states “is … Read more

Amnesty International slams India in its rights report | India News – Times of India

LONDON: Amnesty International has released a report slamming India for its “punitive” lockdown in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, as well as its handling of the anti-CAA protests, farmers’ protests, Delhi riots and alleged clampdown on civil liberties in Kashmir, reports Naomi Canton. The report ,“The State of the World’s Human Rights 2020/2021”, examines the … Read more

Bangladesh to Impose 7-day Nationwide Lockdown Amidst Spike in Covid-19 Cases

The Bangladesh government on Saturday decided to impose a week-long nationwide lockdown from Monday as COVID-19 cases and deaths surged across the country. Road Transport Minister Obaidul Quader made the announcement at a media briefing in Dhaka on Saturday, the Dhaka Tribune newspaper reported. Bangladesh on Friday logged 6,830 new cases of the coronavirus, the … Read more