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How COVID-19 changed countries and continents – and what the future is likely to hold

How COVID-19 changed countries and continents – and what the future is likely to hold

World
COVID-19 has infected millions around the world since emerging in China late last year, claiming the lives of more than 660,000 people and changing our way of life for some time to come.Now, fears of a second wave of coronavirus are growing in many nations. Here, Sky News' foreign correspondents across Asia, the US, Europe, Russia and India reveal how the virus has changed these continents and countries - and what is likely to happen there in the coming months.Tom Cheshire, Asia correspondentChina was ground zero for COVID-19 back in late 2019. Back then it was a mystery virus. ...
Government notifies new rules for e-commerce entities: Here’s what changed

Government notifies new rules for e-commerce entities: Here’s what changed

Finance
New Delhi, Jul 24 () The government has notified new rules for e-commerce companies, including mandatory display of 'country of origin' on their products, and said any non-compliance will attract penal action. The 'Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020' were notified on Thursday. The new rules will be applicable to all electronic retailers (e-tailers) registered in India or abroad but offering goods and services to Indian consumers. The violation of the rules will attract penal action under the Consumer Protection Act, 2019. According to the new rules, the e-commerce players will have to display the total price of goods and services offered for sale along with a break-up of other charges. They are also required to mention the 'expiry date' of goods offered for sale and the 'count...
Little Britain pulled from iPlayer and Netflix because ‘times have changed’

Little Britain pulled from iPlayer and Netflix because ‘times have changed’

Entertainment
Little Britain has been removed from BBC iPlayer, Netflix and BritBox as objections resurfaced to some of the sketch show's characters.Netflix pulled the Matt Lucas and David Walliams series on Friday, along with their other comedy Come Fly With Me.The BBC and Britbox took Little Britain off on Monday. Both outlets said "times have changed" since it first aired.Both shows include scenes where the comedians portray characters from different ethnic backgrounds."There's a lot of historical programming available on BBC iPlayer, which we regularly review," a BBC spokesperson said."Times have changed since Little Britain first aired so it is not currently available on BBC iPlayer."No Netflix rebootNetflix has not commented on the reasons for the removal, but ha...
Travel changed after 9/11; Here’s how it will look after the Covid-19 pandemic finally recedes

Travel changed after 9/11; Here’s how it will look after the Covid-19 pandemic finally recedes

Finance
Robert Kneschke / EyeEmThe coronavirus has devastated economies around the world and disrupted life in ways that were unimaginable just a few months ago. The world will never be the same. But at some point, industries will start coming back online and people will start going out again.We asked travel industry experts for their thoughts on what will restore confidence for people to begin traveling once the Covid-19 pandemic finally recedes. In the latest installment of our series "The Next Normal," we look at where and how we'll actually travel once we're willing to hit the road again.***A road trip to a national park or other attraction in a neighboring state.A week-long stay at a sanitized vacation rental property nearby.How does that sound? Your next outing might be booked thro...
Google data shows how people’s movements have changed since outbreak

Google data shows how people’s movements have changed since outbreak

Technology
Visits to shops, museums and cafes in the UK have fallen by 85% since the coronavirus outbreak, according to data shared by Google. The technology firm's anonymised data of people's locations provides an insight into how the public are moving around during the pandemic. The information comes from products such as Google Maps, the company said. During the period between 16 February and 29 March, visits by people in the UK to retail and recreation locations, such as restaurants, shopping centres and galleries dropped by 85%.Trips to outdoor spaces such as parks and beaches fell 52%. ...