20 of the best outdoor family days out for half-term

Deer safari, Norfolk The Holkham estate on the north Norfolk coast is famous for its fallow deer. Autumn is rutting season, and on certain dates in October a deer safari by tractor-trailer gets visitors up close to the herd. There are also bikes to hire to explore the 3,000-acre park’s cycle trails, and a woodland […]

20 of the best indoor family activities for half-term

Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland In what was once the largest pit village in the world, Woodhorn, near Ashington, is now a mining museum and gallery near. Visitors can explore the site where 2,000 people mined 600,000 tonnes of coal a year, including pit buildings such as the engine house and the winding house, and learn about […]

US stocks have their best day in two weeks as the Dow closes up 1,627 points and states report coronavirus infections have begun to slow as stay-at-home orders appear to be working

Among other things driving Monday’s bullish sentiment was an acknowledgement from the White House that while this week could be among the toughest for COVID-19 hot spots like New York, the administration was still expressing optimism amid the signs of some stabilization. 

AP PHOTOS: Virus haunts the destitute living on the margins

In this in Wednesday, March 25, 2020 photo, a man stands outside his room in an overcrowded housing complex in Sale, near Rabat, Morocco. Hundreds of people live in crowded rooms in this Moroccan housing complex with no running water and no income left because of the coronavirus lockdown measures. However volunteers come to help […]

Centre considers extension of lockdown beyond April 14; expert panel moots phased withdrawal in Kerala

India had imposed a nationwide lockdown from March 25 to April 14 for three weeks after the coronavirus outbreak in the country. However, the rise in the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 4,421 and death toll to 114 have raised doubts that a complete removal of lockdown will be detrimental to […]

IndiGo authorised to operate 30 flights to transport essential items within India

“The airline has been allowed by the government to carry cargo in their planes, to fly food, medicine and medical equipment in the country’s battle against the pandemic. These flights are being operated by the company at its own cost,” the low-cost carrier said in its statement.

Coronavirus: Conspiracy between NZ lockdown and 5G rollout unravelled

New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment told AAP FactCheck any link between installation of 5G towers and the four-week lockdown is “completely untrue”. The ministry said there was no push to complete NZ’s 5G rollout before the end of the lockdown period.

Covid Impact: Maharashtra stamp duty collections plummet 40%

MUMBAI: In another casualty of the COVID-19 national lockdown, stamp duty collections in Maharashtra plummeted over 40 percent in a single month. Maharashtra collected property registrations of Rs 1,309 crores in March versus Rs 2,231 crores during the same period last year, data collated by Propstack from IGR Maharashtra showed (Office of the Inspector General […]

Coronavirus: A visual guide to the world in lockdown

The congestion score in the graphic below is an indication of how much longer it would take to make a journey through the city compared with when there is no traffic at all. A rating of 50 means that a trip will take 50% more time than it would if the roads were completely free, […]

Coronavirus: Air pollution might raise risk of fatality

Coronavirus: Timeline of the global spread of COVID-19 International travel severely restricted As of March 15, many countries impose strict travel bans or restrictions in an attempt to stop the spread of Covid-19. For example, New Zealand and Australia require all international passengers to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival in the country. The US […]