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Coronavirus: Immunity passports ‘could increase virus spread’

No evidence people who develop antibodies after recovering are protected against a second infection.

Lockdown order in Dong Van township, Ta Kha hamlet lifted

Ha Giang on April 23 decided to lift the lockdown order on Dong Van township and Ta Kha hamlet in Pho Bang township in Dong Van district, based on positive developments of the COVID-19 pandemic in the province.

More areas in Ha Giang locked down due to COVID-19

Ha Giang decided to lock down Ta Kha hamlet in Dong Van district’s Pho Bang township and Thanh Thuy commune’s health station in Vi Xuyen district from April 22 to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

Ha Giang’s Dong Van township locked down to prevent COVID-19 spread

The whole of Dong Van township in the district of the same name in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang has been locked down since 9am on April 22, as an urgent COVID-19 prevention and control measure.

Netflix gets 16 million new sign-ups thanks to lockdown

The streaming service behind Tiger King added 16 million subscribers in the first months of the year.

Coronavirus: Italy PM Conte says lockdown exit plan coming

On Tuesday, Italy recorded a drop in the number of people currently infected for the second day in a row.

Coronavirus: US faced with protests amid pressure to reopen

Residents demand relaxation of infection prevention measures despite signs it is too soon to reopen.

Coronavirus: Spanish PM promises to ease confinement of children

From 27 April children will be able to get some fresh air for the first time since the lockdown began.

Coronavirus: The daunting reality of getting US back to normal

Trump says "we'll be the comeback kids" but experts warn US still isn't ready to test and track cases.

HCM City extends closure of entertainment places, tourist sites

All places of entertainment and tourist sites in HCM City will continue to be closed until April 22 to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Trump unveils plan to reopen states in phases

Guidelines for "Opening up America Again" outline three stages for US states to ease their lockdowns.

White House defends Ivanka Trump's personal travel amid lockdown

The president's eldest daughter travelled to New Jersey, a virus hotspot, with her family last week.

Coronavirus: Trump says peak is passed and US to reopen soon

"We'll be the comeback kids," the president says, predicting some states will reopen this month.

Coronavirus in India: Migrants running away from quarantine

Migrants sent to coronavirus quarantine have either left their villages or are slipping in and out.

Coronavirus: When home gets violent under lockdown in Europe

Worrying cases of domestic abuse have emerged across Europe after weeks of confinement.

Computer games: More than a lockdown distraction

People are turning to computer games while confined at home during due to the coronavirus pandemic.

PM Narendra Modi says India will extend coronavirus lockdown until 3 May

PM Narendra Modi says the coronavirus lockdown will continue for nearly three more weeks.

Dating apps sees potential in Vietnam as users surge amid COVID-19

Dating apps are nothing new to many Vietnamese people, but the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have increased their popularity.

Music for working at home during COVID-19

How do you chill your mind and focus on the tasks ahead? Relaxing music of course. Here are some chill-out tunes to help you get in the zone.

Colombian flees isolation area in Hoi An

A Colombian man has left a quarantine area in Hội An without being given the all clear, the COVID-19 steering committee said on Sunday.