COVID plus Brexit means quarantine, paperwork and stress
20 January 2021 | 2:15 pm
Travel in a pandemic may not be a wise move. Traveling in deepest winter as COVID numbers surge, just days after your right of free movement has been removed — that is monumentally unwise, writes DW's Elliot Douglas.
21 Mar 2020
Netanyahu says authorities would implement cyber technology for real-time monitoring of cellphones to spot breaches. The measures would reveal where a person has been and with whom, spurring privacy concerns.
24 Mar 2020
As Indian states impose lockdowns to deal with increasing COVID-19 cases, people evading quarantine orders are posing a major hurdle in containing the infection rate. Sonia Phalnikar reports from New Delhi.
30 Mar 2020
We take a look at reactions to Spanish King Felipe's visit to a Madrid emergency hospital. Plus, South Africa begins a three-week confinement period.
22 Apr 2020
Two young girls in Italy took their tennis games to a higher level despite a nation-wide coronavirus lockdown as they staged a remarkable rally from the rooftops of neighbouring buildings.
26 Apr 2020
TV critic Dheepthika Laurent speaks to Eve Jackson about the shows to watch in confinement, including French hit series "Le Bureau des Légendes" and Israeli spy drama "Fauda". They're also joined by the creator of "Le Bureau des Légendes", Eric Rochant.
27 Apr 2020
Will:i:Am, Taboo and apl.de.ap from the multi-million selling hip-hop group the Black Eyed Peas speak to Eve Jackson about the role of the musician in an international health crisis, their new single "Mamacita" that's getting five million hits a day and how supermarket workers are the real superheroes during this global pandemic.
2 May 2020
The king of Thailand is enjoying life at a luxury hotel in Germany, while his subjects back home are suffering under coronavirus. But criticizing the monarchy is outlawed, despite the king's "embarrassing" behavior.
16 Jun 2020
1926 Quarantine act: We're trying to correct, bring to speed, says Senator Utazi
7 Jul 2020
After multiple suicide attempts over the past few days, migrants aboard the private rescue ship Ocean Viking will be moved to a quarantine vessel in Sicily.
26 Jul 2020
An Austrian court has handed a six-month suspended jail sentence to a woman for leaving her home despite having tested positive for coronavirus. The woman said she had gone out to help a sick relative buy medicine.
9 Aug 2020
Five artists voluntarily isolate themselves for 14 days as part of a theatre festival in Litschau in the norhwest of Austria. Anna Marboe, Alina Schaller, Anton Widauer, Felix Kammerer and Tilman Tuppy, the young actors, part of the theatre group kollekTIEF, are locked in containers for 14 days for the performance "Bitte Nicht Berühren" ("Please do not touch") making a parallel with the quarantine period imposed to fight the novel coronavirus.
20 Sep 2020
Politicians have backed recommendations by top virologist Christian Drosten for quarantine in suspected COVID-19 cluster cases to be reduced to five days. They hope the measure would then find greater social acceptance.
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South African-American businessman Patrick Soon-Shiong was joined by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday to open a vaccine facility aimed at tackling a dearth of manufacturing capacity on the African continent
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After the violent unrest of early January, calm has returned to Kazakhstan. Many people, however, have complained of excesses during the state of emergency — including illegal arrests and searches.
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The Taliban representatives are discussing humanitarian aid in Oslo, their first official talks in Europe since they seized power. Their arrival prompted protests.
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This week on The Observers, we investigated an incident in Nia Ouro, Mali on January 4. Residents claimed that men dressed in Malian military uniforms killed four civilians and reduced buildings in the village to ashes. We spoke to an eyewitness, analysed videos taken after the event and cross-referenced satellite imagery to put together the days events.
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London police chief Cressida Dick has said officers will investigate a spate of parties held at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's residence and office during COVID-19 lockdowns
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The British prime minister is facing fresh accusations of hosting parties during lockdown in June 2020. About 30 people are said to have attended a birthday celebration, when gatherings were not allowed.