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Lockdown made life worse for two in five children, NHS report says

Lockdown made life worse for two in five children, NHS report says

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The Latest: Pakistan warns of new lockdown as deaths rise

The Latest: Pakistan warns of new lockdown as deaths rise

Health
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s military-backed National Command and Operation Center has issued a warning that another lockdown could be imposed to contain COVID-19 deaths if people don't stop violating social distancing rules.The announcement on Wednesday came after Pakistan reported reported 660 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours and 19 single-day deaths.The daily death toll was one of Pakistan's highest in more than two months. Deaths from COVID-19 have steadily increased since the government lifted its months-long lockdown in August.Pakistan has reported 324,744 confirmed cases of the virus and 6,692 virus-related deaths since February.———HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:— Leaders in US, Europe divided on response to surging virus— Pope reverts to ma
Covid lockdown: Wales poised for decision on circuit-breaker

Covid lockdown: Wales poised for decision on circuit-breaker

Health
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Wage relief for those who lost jobs in lockdown

Finance
(This story originally appeared in on Oct 16, 2020)NEW DELHI: The government is launching a campaign, Atal Beemit Vyakti Kalyan Yojana (ABVKY), to ensure that Employees’ State Insurance Corporation-registered workers who had lost their jobs during the lockdown can claim of 50% of their wages for up to three months as unemployment relief even if they have resumed work. ESIC is going to deploy its Rs 44, 000 crore kitty with a formal notification on Friday. “So far the response has been weak but we expect it to pick up. We are planning to advertise and reach out to more beneficiaries,” a labour ministry official told TOI. The move is seen as an outreach to those displaced by the lockdown and blunt the criticism that the government did not take care of migrant and factory workers, who were
Liverpool to get strictest lockdown rules as PM divides England into three COVID alert levels

Liverpool to get strictest lockdown rules as PM divides England into three COVID alert levels

Business
A new three-tier system of coronavirus restrictions is being introduced in England, Boris Johnson has announced, with Liverpool put in the highest tier.The Local COVID Alert Levels - "medium", "high" and "very high" - will be implemented in different areas depending on local infection rates. The move, planned to come into force on Wednesday, is aimed at simplifying the range of different COVID-19 restrictions that were already in place across various parts of England.Live updates on coronavirus from US, UK and around the world Image: Boris Johnson told MPs he could not 'let the virus rip' across the country There were 13,972 new cases of coronavirus in the UK announced on Monday, with 50 more deaths recorded of people who tested posit...