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Coronavirus: Christians face lockdown for Easter

Europe's Easter celebrations are extraordinarily constrained by the pandemic.

Coronavirus: A visual guide to the world in lockdown

With more than a million coronavirus cases confirmed worldwide, an analysis of the world in lockdown.

Coronavirus: NZ health minister breaks lockdown at beach

David Clark called himself an "idiot" after admitting to clear breaches of the New Zealand lockdown.

Life goes on in isolated hospital

Some 3,500 patients have been locked down in Bach Mai Hospital since March 28, including 800 in a serious condition, following an outbreak of COVID-19 with 25 cases confirmed so far.

Coronavirus: Nigerian actress Funke Akindele under fire for Lagos party amid lockdown

Funke Akindele recently appeared in a public health video to raise awareness about coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Tunisia deploys police robot on lockdown patrol

It quizzes people outside suspected of flouting the North African nation's coronavirus restrictions.

Coronavirus: The unusual ways countries are managing lockdowns

Countries are adopting movement restrictions ranging from the extreme to the relaxed to the creative.

Government yet to consider lockdown of major cities: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that the government has yet to plan lockdown of major cities during a meeting in Hanoi on March 31 with permanent Government members.

Lockdown, what lockdown? Sweden's unusual response to coronavirus

While swathes of Europe are under lockdown, Sweden is allowing life to go on much as normal.

Coronavirus: India's PM Modi seeks 'forgiveness' over lockdown

Narendra Modi apologises for sweeping restrictions that have left many jobless and hungry.

Coronavirus: Malaysian men in shopping muddle amid lockdown

Confusion for some in the grocery aisles as Malaysia allows only 'heads of the family' to shop.

Not yet on lockdown, major cities’ residents opt to social-distancing

A linen shirt and trousers seemed appropriate for a chilly spring day in Hanoi, Nguyen Linh Chi thought as she adjusted her collar.


Coronavirus: India enters 'total lockdown' after spike in cases

Panic-buying grips major cities as the country brings in restrictions amid the coronavirus crisis.

Lockdown on Hanoi’s Covid-19-hit area lifted

The quarantine imposed on Truc Bach Street in Hanoi has been removed after 14 days.

Hanoi chairman dismisses rumours of city lockdown

Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has dismissed speculation on social media that city authorities are poised to announce a total lockdown across the city to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.