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Russian President Vladimir Putin approves week-long workplace shutdown as deaths soar

Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved government plans to shutdown workplaces for a week, as the country’s COVID-19 death toll continues to break daily records. 1028 deaths were reported on Wednesday, the country’s highest number since the pandemic began. The president has also issued a plea for people to get vaccinated after revelations two thirds of the population is yet to get the jab.

Nigeria to ease lockdown in major cities on May 4

Nigeria to ease lockdown in major cities on May 4

UK PM Boris Johnson announces lockdown

UK PM Boris Johnson announces lockdown

European countries relax coronavirus restrictions

European countries relax coronavirus restrictions

Orthodox Easter marked amid coronavirus lockdown

Orthodox Easter marked amid coronavirus lockdown

Blinken says Russia is undermining Ukraine's sovereignity

Blinken says Russia is undermining Ukraine's sovereignity

Belgian court sentences migrant smuggling leader to 18 years

Belgian court sentences migrant smuggling leader to 18 years

British PM Johnson on edge despite pandemic good news

British PM Johnson on edge despite pandemic good news

Thousands of buildings in Iran deemed unsafe

Thousands of buildings in Iran deemed unsafe

People in US struggle to keep up with rising costs

People in US struggle to keep up with rising costs

Azerbaijan remembers victims of Black January

Azerbaijan remembers victims of Black January

Davos meeting to be held online for second time due to pandemic

Davos meeting to be held online for second time due to pandemic

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Ukraine

Cancer patients in Gaza blocked out of treatment

Cancer patients in Gaza blocked out of treatment

Spike in gun licence requests in Israel

Spike in gun licence requests in Israel

Lebanon unemployment continues to rise

Lebanon unemployment continues to rise

Protesters rally in Washington to demand voting rights law

Protesters rally in Washington to demand voting rights law

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