10/3 podcast: The slow return to flying as Canada emerges from COVID-19 lockdown

Article content Among those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic was the air travel industry, as restrictions on movement and social distancing rules meant no one was flying. Now the economy is starting to re-open, airlines and airports are facing a struggle to coax passengers to return to the skies. Dave is joined by Financial […]

Leicester lockdown: Parents and pupils upset at school closures

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Schools and non-essential businesses are set to close again from Thursday Leicester is to stay in lockdown after an increase in coronavirus cases, meaning schools will have to stay shut from Thursday. Parents of children who only just returned to school at the beginning of June say they are […]

Coronavirus latest news: Leicester becomes first British city to have draconian lockdown measures reimposed

There has been more than one million cases of Covid-19 in the 22 countries of the World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean region, the WHO confirmed on Sunday. As of 11:00 on Sunday, 1,025,478 cases and 23,461 deaths have been recorded from the region, which spans from Morocco to Pakistan. While cases in Europe have been largely declining, […]

Michelle Silvertino: Filipino woman died after waiting days for bus during coronavirus lockdown

Michelle Silvertino, 33, was found unconscious on a footbridge along a major highway in the capital Manila on June 5. The mother of four had tried to catch a bus to her home in Calabanga, Camarines Sur province — more than 400 kilometers southeast of Manila (250 miles) — but because of Covid-19 quarantine measures […]

Life in lockdown: Grow your own food — ‘everyone should’

Article content continued Shawn Manning’s bottom-line advice about growing your own garden: Try it. Allen McInnis/Montreal Gazette Seedlings, or small plants, can be planted once things warm up, usually after Victoria Day weekend. “Anything you can plant as seedlings saves time and will grow faster,” Manning said, listing “all leafy greens, anything from the cabbage […]

Coronavirus: Scotland’s chief medical officer forced to step back from public briefings after breaking lockdown to visit second home

Scotland’s chief medical officer Catherine Calderwood has been forced to step back from public briefings on the country’s response to coronavirus after she broke her own advice on social distancing. Police issued a warning to Ms Calderwood on Sunday after she ignored lockdown guidance designed to slow the spread of Covid-19 when she visited her […]

Major south London park closed after 3,000 sun worshippers flout Covid-19 lockdown rules

The latest headlines in your inbox One of London’s most popular parks will be shut from tomorrow after thousands of sun worshippers breached Government lockdown rules. Brockwell Park in south London saw more than 3,000 visitors over the course of Saturday, “many of them sunbathing or in large groups,” Lambeth council said. The council announced […]

Moscow goes on full lockdown

Moscow, Russia’s capital and Europe’s largest city with a population of 12 million, on Monday imposed a coronavirus lockdown. Under the new measures, all nonessential shops, including restaurants and cafes are closed. Citizens will only be allowed to leave their homes in case of a medical emergency, to travel to essential jobs and to shop […]