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Greece's undeclared workers hit hard by virus lockdown

Athens - Every time Elisa drives to a client's house for a hairdressing job, she makes sure to pack a bag of groceries in the car in case she is stopped by Greek police.

Dublin 'eerie' as Ireland plunges into second lockdown

Dublin - A "cloud of sadness" descended on the streets of central Dublin Thursday as Ireland became the first EU nation to return to a full coronavirus lockdown.

UK's Johnson says reluctant to use national lockdown again

London - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will only impose another nationwide coronavirus lockdown as a last resort, comparing the tool to "a nuclear deterrent" in a Sunday newspaper interview.

France rules out 'total lockdown' in case of COVID surge

Paris - The French government said Wednesday it was girding for a possible surge in COVID-19 cases in coming months but would not respond to any new outbreak with another nationwide lockdown.

Panic-buying returns as Melbourne braces for lengthy lockdown

Melbourne - Shoppers in Australia's second-biggest city stripped supermarket shelves Wednesday as millions in Melbourne prepared for a return to virus lockdown, with warnings the new restrictions could prompt a mental health crisis.

COVID-19 lockdown has a significant impact on air quality

New research is demonstrating that during the time of the COVID-19 lockdown, there has been a change in environmental conditions. The lockdowns are significantly impacting global air quality.

Q&A: How to stay mentally healthy A during the COVID-19 crisis Special

With COVID-19 in full swing, many are accepting the fact that we all may be stuck inside for the long-haul. Yet this brings with it psychological and physical challenges. A psychotherapist provides some advice.

UK says virus lockdown to be lifted gradually

London - The British government on Sunday said the easing of coronavirus lockdown measures was likely to be gradual, as it announced a further rise in the overall death toll.

Dutch gamble on 'intelligent lockdown' to beat coronavirus

Den Haag - The shops are open and families cycle along in the sunny spring weather in the Netherlands, which has opted for what it calls an "intelligent lockdown" to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Ecuador to 'color-code' regions ahead of lockdown's easing

Quito - Ecuador will gradually ease restrictions after seven weeks of coronavirus lockdown, the president said, with cities colour-coded according to their risk level.

Op-Ed: How long will the lockdown last for? It's all about data

London - How long will the lockdown last for and why can't governments say exactly when? The answer can only be given based on good data and here the work of epidemiologists matters, as the fourth in the series of coronavirus opinion led articles explains.

Singapore extends coronavirus curbs as cases surge

Fpo - Singapore on Tuesday extended restrictions to fight the coronavirus until early June, the city-state's leader said, as cases surged past 9,000 due to a growing number of infections among migrant workers.

Exit lockdowns with caution to avoid being confined again: experts

Paris - As several countries prepare to ease sweeping restrictions put in place to slow the coronavirus pandemic, experts say the openings should be enacted with extreme caution to avoid sparking a fresh wave of infection -- and another painful lockdown.

Thousands rush to quit Georgia capital ahead of lockdown

Tbili - Thousands of Georgians on Wednesday rushed to get out of the capital Tbilisi ahead of a lockdown to be imposed as part of containment measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak.

Boris Johnson out of COVID-19 intensive care

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday left intensive care after three days of treatment for COVID-19, his office said.

India's COVID-19 lockdown leaves no one to harvest the crops

A severe shortage of labor, triggered by India's 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, will disrupt harvesting of winter crops in the world's second-largest producer of staple food grains, such as wheat.

Deep learning provides dietary advice during COVID-19 isolation Special

The coronavirus triggered quarantine is a stressful period and the lack of physical activity, combined with more snacking, can lead to weight gain. Yann Harstein, dietitian at Foodvisor provides some tips, based on a deep learning app.

'It's tough': S.Africa struggles with virus lockdown

Johanesburg - An early morning haze hung over the skyscrapers of the business district in Johannesburg, South Africa's economic hub, as the city woke up to day one of a national lockdown against coronavirus.

Windows of hope: Life in Europe under lockdown

Rome - From the elderly Italian woman who routinely lines up the glasses of water she sets herself to drink every day, to the British composer leading a virtual orchestra, life for Europeans under coronavirus lockdown is an uncharted mix of resilience and cre...

Quarter of Italian population put under virus lockdown

Rome - More than 15 million people were placed under forced quarantine in northern Italy early Sunday as the government approved drastic measures in an attempt to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus that is sweeping the globe.

Indian Kashmir under lockdown order amid troop build-up: state govt

Srinagar - Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir placed large parts of the disputed region under lockdown early Monday amid a massive troop buildup by India, which traded accusations of clashes with Pakistan at the de facto border.

Under-siege Brussels waits for lockdown lift

Brussels - With schools closed and metro stations shut in Brussels by the most drastic measures of their kind in Europe, Belgians are wondering when the top-level terror alert in their capital will be lifted.

Sierra Leone district on 'lockdown' as Ebola continues to spread

Ebola has taken a backseat to other news stories lately, but the deadly virus is still spreading like a brush fire in western Sierra Leone and some parts of the forested interior of Guinea, according to David Nabarro, the UN's special envoy for Ebola.

US air base in S. Korea lifts lockdown after shooter alarm

Seoul - A major US air force base in South Korea went into full lockdown for more than an hour Monday after what appeared to be a false alarm about a shooter at the facility's high school."The security forces sweeps are now complete.

Yale University in lockdown after reports of gunman seen in area

New Haven - Yale University is under lockdown after reports came in of a gunman. Police are searching the Ivy League school's campus in New Haven, Connecticut.

Gunfire at Capitol Hill — Shutdown of government offices

Washington - U.S. Capitol Police have alerted lawmakers and staffers on emergency radios that there have been reports of gunfire on Capitol Hill.

DHS video glorifies Boston 'lockdown' and virtual martial law

Running footage of Boston FBI division chief Richard Deslauriers making his famous call for assistance in identifying the Boston Marathon suspects, a video sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security extols the controversial Boston "lockdown.'

Photo of officer bringing milk to kids during lockdown goes viral

A photo of a police officer bringing milk to a family during Friday's lockdown in Watertown has gone viral on Facebook. The officer has been identified as a member of the Brookline Police Department.

Md. middle school locked down after student pulls out gun

Towson - A Baltimore County, Md. middle school was put on lockdown today after a student pulled a gun out in a classroom. Reportedly, the teacher stepped between him and another student and was subsequently able to get the student to drop the gun.

Op-Ed: Words used by DHS to target citizens

The Dept. of Homeland Security was the focus of a Freedom of Information Act request; the yield was a list of words used to troll the internet for the "bad guys", and folks discussing clouds in the sky, exercisers, or even those who discuss tornadoes.
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CBC News van vandalized and smashed.
Virginia Tech on lockdown following a deadly shooting
Virginia Tech on lockdown following a deadly shooting
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Cop ready to shoot with rubber bullets at a man who climbed a tree.
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Gerry Byrne, PC, MP, a Canadian politician took this photo from his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, showing significant police presence outside of his office where he in lock down
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Rally at Queen and Spadina.

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