You are here


Lockdowns, self-isolation and entry bans imposed to fight global Covid-19 spread

France, Spain impose nationwide lockdowns; Australia orders 14-day self-isolation of arriving foreigners

A long queue for at Costco wholesaler in Manchester on Sunday. There has been panic buying in Australia, the United States and Britain, prompting calls for calm by leaders.


FRANCE and Spain joined Italy in imposing lockdowns on tens of millions of people, Australia ordered self-isolation of arriving foreigners, and Argentina and El Salvadore extended entry bans as the world sought to contain the spreading coronavirus.

Panic buying in Australia,...

BT is now on Telegram!

For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend. Subscribe to