Labour leader Keir Starmer says this Covid lockdown "has to be the last" as keeping children in schools was the priority, even if that meant other restrictions had to be lifted slower. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader, Rakesh Tikait was denied permission to hold a rally in Maharashtra amid rising Covid-19 cases in the state. “Lockdown has been put into place in certain districts of Maharashtra. Also, Section 144 has been imposed in certain areas. All these steps have been taken because of a rise in Covid-19 cases. Hence, the authorities have denied permission to hold a rally in the state,” Tikait said. Meanwhile, Thane added 508 new cases of coronavirus, raising the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 2,60,176, an official said on Sunday. Apart from these new cases reported on Saturday, the virus has claimed the life of eight more persons, taking the death toll in the district rose to 6,235, he said. Watch the full video for more.
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Northern Ireland’s lockdown has been extended to April, but some primary school pupils will return to class on March 8. The Stormont Executive has decided to keep the current restrictions in place until April 1. They had been due to lapse on March 5. Primary school pupils in year groups P1 to P3 will return to face-to-face learning on March 8.
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