Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Sri Lanka imposes curfew in capital after 20 injured in clashes

Months of blackouts and dire shortages of food, fuel and medicines have caused widespread suffering across the South Asian island and weeks of overwhelmingly peaceful anti-government protests.

Sri Lanka lifts curfew after violent protests over economic crisis

Hundreds of protesters gathered near Rajapaksa's residence in a Colombo suburb before police dispersed them with tear gas and water cannons.

Sri Lanka imposes curfew after protests over economic crisis turn violent

Police say a curfew has been imposed in four police divisions of Colombo, the country's commercial capital.

Delhi imposes weekend curfew as Covid cases multiply, chief minister tests positive

India's overall positive case rate has nearly tripled since early November to 3.24% on Tuesday, and some cities have already closed schools and colleges.

South Africa lifts curfew as it says Covid-19 fourth wave peaks

South Africa, with close to 3.5 million infections and 91,000 deaths, has been the worst-hit country in Africa during the pandemic on both counts.

Sydney extends virus lockdown, imposes partial curfew

The lockdown in Australia's largest city which has run for two months now will be extended for another month.

Australia’s second-largest city introduces virus curfew

Stay-at-home restrictions in both Melbourne and the capital of Canberra have also been extended to Sept 2.

Vietnam’s economic hub imposes night curfew as country battles virus surge

No end date has been announced for the measure, an unprecedented move to curb infections as Vietnam battles a rapid Covid-19 surge.

Thailand imposes tougher Covid-19 curbs, including Bangkok curfew

Thailand recorded 9,276 new cases and 72 fatalities Friday as it battles a severe third wave of infections that kicked off in April.

French police battle partygoers at illegal rave

Five police officers were injured, two of whom were taken to hospital, and two of the ravers were also hurt, including a 22-year-old man who lost a hand.

US city under curfew after black motorist shot dead in taser-handgun mix-up

Police say that the officer, now on leave pending an investigation, had intended to deploy her taser but instead shot Daunte Wright with a single bullet.

Philippine police probe death of curfew violator forced to do squats

Police spokesman says the city's police chief and two officers have been removed from their posts pending the results of the investigation.

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