Violent protests against Covid curbs continue in Australian city – Newspaper

Violent protests against Covid curbs continue in Australian city - Newspaper

SYDNEY: Police in Australia’s second largest city of Melbourne arrested more than 200 people after projectiles thrown by protesters injured two officers on Wednesday, the third consecutive day of demonstrations against Covid-19 restrictions. Golf balls, batteries and bottles were among the items thrown at police during the protests held in defiance of stay-at home orders … Read more

Covid curbs relaxed in 18 hotspots

ISLAMABAD: The government announced on Tuesday the opening of educational institutions as it lifted additional Covid-induced restrictions in 18 coronavirus hotspots in Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkwha provinces out of a total 24. Planning Minister Asad Umar, who also supervised the national anti-Covid strategy, told a press conference that the Covid-related curbs would be relaxed gradually, but … Read more

Additional Covid-19 curbs lifted in 18 districts of KP, Punjab and Islamabad: Asad Umar – Pakistan

Additional Covid-19 curbs lifted in 18 districts of KP, Punjab and Islamabad: Asad Umar - Pakistan

Federal Minister for Development, Planning and Special Initiatives Asad Umar announced on Tuesday the lifting of additional non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) in 18 of 24 districts where the restrictions were enforced earlier this month in the wake of high coronavirus prevalence. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Umar, who also heads the National Command and Operation … Read more

Japan seeks to extend COVID emergency curbs in Tokyo, other areas

Japan seeks to extend COVID emergency curbs in Tokyo, other areas

TOKYO, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Japan’s government said on Thursday it plans to extend emergency COVID-19 restrictions in Tokyo and other regions in a bid to curb infections and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed, saying it is still too early to let down its guard.Japan has been struggling with a fifth wave of the virus … Read more