Boris Johnson expecting second child with wife, Carrie

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expecting his second child with wife Carrie Johnson. The expectant mum, 33, announced the news on her private Instagram page last weekend, and will welcome a baby boy or girl into the world in December. Carrie uploaded a picture of a blue baby’s pram along with a heartfelt caption, … Continue reading Boris Johnson expecting second child with wife, Carrie

COVID-19: Paris plans 3-week lockdown, in a bid to ‘reopen everything’

The city of Paris is considering proposing a three-week lockdown in a bid to “reopen everything” in the City of Lights afterwards, the deputy mayor said Thursday, calling the current nighttime curfew a “half-measure” and a “semi-prison” that never ends. In an interview with French broadcaster Franceinfo, Deputy Mayor Emmanuel Grégoire said that the left-wing run city … Continue reading COVID-19: Paris plans 3-week lockdown, in a bid to ‘reopen everything’

Coronavirus legislations

MPs to vote on England’s new COVID-19 regulation

England's Covid-19 lockdown has become law, meaning people must stay at home for all but essential reasons and to exercise, with MPs set to return to Westminster to retrospectively vote on the regulation. The tough new measures came into force at midnight, just hours after the number of coronavirus cases reported hit a new high of 60,916 - the first … Continue reading MPs to vote on England’s new COVID-19 regulation

Angela Merkel: It was necessary to extend lockdown until 31 Jan

The German government said Tuesday it is extending the country's lockdown by three weeks until Jan. 31, tightening curbs on social contacts and planning limits on people's movements in the worst-affected regions as it tries to reduce stubbornly high infection figures and worrying numbers of coronavirus-related deaths. Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was “absolutely necessary” … Continue reading Angela Merkel: It was necessary to extend lockdown until 31 Jan

Coronavirus: What you should know before traveling to Mexico

Traveling in Mexico is safe during the coronavirus pandemic if one follows sanitary protocols established by the destination where one travels, says the United States ambassador to Mexico. Christopher Landau told the newspaper El Financiero Wednesday during a culture and tourism event that he’s seen how seriously restaurants, hotels and other tourism-related businesses take Covid safety protocols … Continue reading Coronavirus: What you should know before traveling to Mexico

French Catholics: ‘End lockdown on mass, we want to pray’

With banners reading “Let us Pray” and “We Want Mass,” Catholic protesters held scattered demonstrations around France on Sunday to demand that authorities relax virus lockdown measures to allow religious services. In the western city of Nantes, hundreds gathered in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary, some kneeling on the rain-soaked pavement, according … Continue reading French Catholics: ‘End lockdown on mass, we want to pray’

EU nations disagree on the right response to virus spikes

Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus tracking smart phone apps. In a small indication of success, Spain's government said it won't extend a state of emergency in the Madrid region when it expires Saturday, but will look to more local measures. But as a … Continue reading EU nations disagree on the right response to virus spikes

UK unemployment rate highest in 3 years

Over 1.5 million Brits were unemployed from June to August, according to official figures. Meanwhile, 227,000 people were made redundant across the three summer months.The lingering coronavirus pandemic and ensuing lockdowns hit UK jobs particularly hard between June and August, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has acknowledged. Cash-strapped businesses had to make tough decisions … Continue reading UK unemployment rate highest in 3 years

Laycon has a heart of gold

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Laycon, has reacted to Erica’s disqualification from the Lockdown house. Erica was disqualified from the show after she got third strike from Biggie for violating the house rules. Erica got disqualified after Biggie gathered the housemates at the lounge and played videos of when she threatened to kill Laycon outside the house and … Continue reading Laycon has a heart of gold

EU countries worry about a second wave of coronavirus

As the United States struggles to contain the coronavirus, there are growing concerns about a possible new spike in cases in Europe. Many of the new coronavirus cases are tied to reopenings. As soon as travel restrictions eased in mid-June, Europeans flocked to sunny Spain. But a month on, the number of COVID-19 cases there has … Continue reading EU countries worry about a second wave of coronavirus