‘Blursday’: Coronavirus restrictions left 54% of Canadians feeling isolated, poll says

COVID-19 lockdowns, restrictions and physical distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic have left more than half of Canadians feeling lonely or isolated, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for … Read More

Coronavirus vaccine is coming to Canada, but reopening ‘months away’

The imminent roll-out of a coronavirus vaccine in Canada as early as next week has ushered in renewed hope and optimism, even as parts of the country remain under lockdown. … Read More

Manitoba, Nunavut go into lockdown to battle coronavirus — why haven’t other provinces?

As coronavirus cases, deaths and hospitalizations continue to spike across Canada, some provinces and territories have turned to drastic measures to slow the spread: lockdowns. On Wednesday, Nunavut went into … Read More

Coronavirus surge pushes Czech Republic into 2nd lockdown, breaking gov’t pledges

Czechs had been assured it wouldn’t happen again. But amid a record surge of coronavirus infections that’s threatening the entire health system with collapse, the Czech Republic is adopting on … Read More

New coronavirus shut downs, restrictions prompt backlash in U.K.

LONDON — The British government is set to announce new restrictions Monday on business and socializing in major northern England cities with high infection rates. But pubs, restaurants and other … Read More

‘We must act now’: U.K. unveils controversial coronavirus lockdown plan

LONDON — The British government carved England into three tiers of coronavirus risk on Monday in a bid to slow a resurgent coronavirus outbreak, putting the northern city of Liverpool … Read More

Coronavirus: Americans hit the roads, beaches on U.S. Memorial Day weekend

Americans excited about what for many was their first big break from coronavirus shutdowns flocked to beaches and outdoor areas on Saturday, snarling roadways and forcing some closures on the … Read More

Pakistan’s coronavirus cases surge past 25K hours before lockdown was due to be lifted

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surged past 25,000 on Friday, just hours before the government was due to lift lockdown measures, with the country reporting some of the biggest daily increases … Read More

Coronavirus pandemic eases in parts of Europe but worsens in India, Russia

There were signs Monday that the coronavirus pandemic was easing significantly in some parts of Europe but getting worse in India and Russia. Meanwhile, pressure to reopen kept building in … Read More

Coronavirus: Several provinces begin to slowly loosen lockdown restrictions

A much anticipated new phase in the COVID-19 pandemic starts today with several provinces beginning the process of slowly loosening some of their lockdown restrictions. Quebec, which accounts for more … Read More

Lifting COVID-19 restrictions means more freedom, but there could be some confusion

People in some provinces will enjoy more freedom Monday as restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic are loosened. But the change appears set to leave some workers looking for child … Read More

Coronavirus: With no fear of penalties, Japanese defy stay-at-home requests

Under Japan’s coronavirus state of emergency, people have been asked to stay home. Many are not. Some still have to commute to their jobs despite risks of infection, while others … Read More

Crackdown on coronavirus rule breakers could have consequences

A teenager shooting hoops nets a fine. A man walking his dog gets dinged for where he’s standing. And a father rollerblading alone with his three sons has a run-in … Read More

Several U.S. states prepare to ease coronavirus restrictions despite experts’ worries

Another wave of states prepared to ease coronavirus restrictions on U.S. commerce this week, despite health experts warning there is still too little diagnostic testing, while the White House forecast … Read More

Rushing to ease coronavirus restrictions could cause resurgence, WHO warns

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday that rushing to ease coronavirus restrictions will likely lead to a resurgence of the illness, a warning that comes as governments start rolling out plans to get their economies up and running again.

Some American states plan to re-open economy despite coronavirus testing concerns

The reopenings came amid economic gloom, as futures plunged below zero on Monday and stocks and Treasury yields also dropped on Wall Street. The cost to have a barrel of U.S. crude delivered in May plummeted to negative US$37.63. It was at roughly US$60 at the start of the year.

Denmark prepares to ease coronavirus lockdown as deaths stabilize

Denmark plans to reopen day care centers and schools on April 15 as a first step to gradually relax a three-week lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, … Read More

Coronavirus: British army delivers supplies as people urged to stay home or face lockdown

Britain sent in the army to deliver protective equipment to hospitals on Monday and told people to stay at home and heed warnings over social distancing or the government would … Read More

Iran’s coronavirus death toll mounts as Jordan goes on lockdown

Air raid sirens echoed across Jordan‘s capital on Saturday to mark the start of a three-day curfew, the latest mass lockdown in the Middle East aimed at containing the coronavirus, … Read More

New York bans gatherings, non-essential work in coronavirus lockdown

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he is ordering all workers in nonessential businesses to stay home and banning gatherings statewide as cases of COVID-19 grow. … Read More

Coronavirus: World hunkers down as businesses, borders close

With borders slamming shut, schools and businesses closing and increasingly drastic restrictions on movement in place, tens of millions of people were hunkered down Tuesday, heeding government calls to isolate … Read More