Lockdown impact
2020: Unprecedented struggles, renewed hope for victories

2020 was a year of tremendous suffering, but in adversity, people across the globe rose up to fight for the most vulnerable and to demand change

Lockdown in Germany Germany goes for a stricter semi-lockdown amid alarming COVID-19 spike

According to the new regulations, schools and non-essential shops will remain closed across Germany from December 16 till January 10. As of December 14, around 1,348,851 COVID-19 cases had been reported in Germany, with 22,607 deaths

Billions of children are being punished by the pandemic

Vijay Prashad writes about the deep impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown on children who are suffering disproportionately amid the pandemic with limited access to education and higher levels of violence

Massive protests against gender-based violence in Nigeria force government to take measures

The cabinet has called on all state governments to implement Violence against Persons Prohibition Act (VAPPA), 2015, a key demand of protesters. The parliament’s upper house also pushed legislation for protection of victims from stigma.

Migrants deaths in Shramik trains India 80 migrant workers die on special trains heading back to their home States in India

The Indian railway ministry has claimed that in most cases pre-existing medical ailments have led to the deaths of the migrant workers. However, numerous reports have pointed to the severe shortage of food and water aboard the government-run special trains

France UEC students-Interview “We demand an income for each student in France, financed by social security”

Interview with Anais Fley, National Secretary of the Union of Communist Students (UEC)

In less than a month, Brazil sees two health ministers leave office

Nelson Teich, who assumed the position after Luiz Henrique Mandetta was fired, stepped down after less than a month

Lebanon COVID lockdown Lebanon reimposes lockdown after spike in COVID-19 cases

The country recorded over hundred fresh cases within three days this week. It had recorded zero new cases last week, which had led the government to relax lockdown norms imposed since March 15

Housing rights coalition - Serbia Serbian housing rights collective organizes relief work for COVID-19

Serbian housing rights collective Združena Akcija Krov nad Glavom (Joint Action Roof Over Your Head) has initiated a relief campaign for the distribution of food and other essentials to people in distress

ILO report COVID ILO: Nearly half of all world’s workers may lose their jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic

In the absence of strong support measures by governments across the world, the estimated loss of mostly informal jobs would result in rising poverty, starvation and inequality, an ILO report says

Are we ready to start lifting COVID-19 restrictions?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha takes stock of the current COVID-19 numbers. He discusses the global plans to lift lockdowns and restrictions and talks about how ready we are for such a step.

Oil industry faces existential crisis

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyses the state of the global oil market, the geo-strategic implications and the future of oil consumption keeping in mind the nature of the pandemic

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