Spain to be under lockdown from Monday – draft

03/14/2020

MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government plans to put the country’s 47 million inhabitants under lockdown from Monday as part of a 15-day state of emergency plan to combat the coronavirus, a draft of an official decree seen by Reuters showed. The government will say […]

Turkey says air, land travel halted to and from Azerbaijan

03/14/2020

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev agreed in a phone call on Saturday to temporarily halt air and land travel between the two countries, excluding cargo, Turkey’s communications directorate said. It said the move was within the framework […]

Spain to impose nationwide lockdown – El Mundo

03/14/2020

MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government is to put the country under lockdown as part of its state of emergency measures meant to combat the coronavirus, several media including El Mundo and Cadena Ser reported on Saturday. The government will say all Spaniards must stay […]

New Zealand, Australia tighten lockdown to combat coronavirus

03/14/2020

WELLINGTON/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – New Zealand on Saturday announced the world’s tightest border controls to combat the spread of coronavirus, requiring all incoming travellers, including its own citizens, to self-isolate for two weeks starting midnight Sunday. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the extreme measures […]

Coronavirus pandemic prompts Town of Banff to activate emergency plan

03/14/2020

An international tourist hot spot in Alberta’s Rockies activated an emergency plan Friday in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “Today, the Town of Banff activated its Municipal Emergency Plan,” Banff Mayor Karen Sorensen said in a news release. “This is not a declaration of […]