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Experts conclude: Lockdown responsible for child hepatitis

"When restrictions were lifted, children with lack of prior immunity were exposed to a whole battery of new infections."

Experts conclude: Lockdown responsible for child hepatitis

Lockdown effects: 25% of students have reading comprehension difficulties

Study finds 1 in 4 4th graders struggle with reading comprehension 2 years after COVID lockdowns began

25% of students have reading comprehension difficulties

Watch: Shanghai residents protest draconian COVID policies

Thousands quarantined following positive COVID test in substandard conditions while city of millions remains under harsh lockdown.

Shanghai residents protest draconian COVID policiesplayer

Boris Johnson to be fined after admitting to lockdown parties

Britain's Prime Minister is to be fined for throwing parties at his formal residence during strict lockdowns in the country.

Boris Johnson to be fined after admitting to lockdown partiesplayer

British PM Boris Johnson to be fined for breaching lockdown

Also to be fined: Finance Minister and at least 30 others.

British PM Boris Johnson to be fined for breaching lockdown

Watch: China imposes draconian 'Zero Covid' measures in Shanghai

For over two weeks China’s capital city, Shanghai, has been locked down, with about 26 million people trapped in their apartments.

Watch: China imposes draconian 'Zero Covid' measures in Shanghaiplayer

Shanghai on lockdown: ‘Like living in a cage’

China's latest COVID-19 lockdown has some residents angry with the government's response.

Shanghai on lockdown: ‘Like living in a cage’player

'Zero COVID' China reports sharp rise in virus cases

Hundreds of neighborhoods locked down as authorities admit failures & "insufficient understanding of virus."

'Zero COVID' China reports sharp rise in virus cases

Victor Davis Hanson: COVID lockdowns killed small businesses

Commentator Victor Davis Hanson explains how COVID lockdowns further enriched large corporations at the expense of small businesses.

Victor Davis Hanson: COVID lockdowns killed small businessesplayer

Israel Freedom Convoy heads for Jerusalem

Protesters demand cancellation of govt emergency powers, end to discrimination based on vaccination status.

Israel Freedom Convoy heads for Jerusalem

New meta-analysis of lockdown studies shows 0.2% impact on mortality rates

John Hopkins researchers note "devastating effects" of failed policies, add that studies of 1918 Spanish flu drew similar conclusions.

New meta-analysis of lockdown studies shows 0.2% impact

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson admits he broke COVID rules, faces calls to resign

Johnson admits attending garden party with around 40 staff at time when rules only permitted meeting with one other person outdoors.

Boris Johnson admits he broke COVID rules, faces calls to resign

Health officials warn: Lockdown if number of serious cases rises

Health officials warn: If Israel reaches 1,200-1,500 serious COVID-19 cases, complete lockdown will be needed.

Health officials warn: Lockdown if number of serious cases rises

Health Minister: 'I don't think there will be a lockdown'

'For unvaccinated people, illness from Omicron variant may be severe - people need to go get vaccinated,' Health Min. Horowitz says.

Health Minister: 'I don't think there will be a lockdown'

Bennett in closed conversations: Lockdown may be unavoidable

PM Bennett reportedly said in closed conversations that a lockdown may be inevitable due to uptick in COVID-19 cases.

Bennett: Lockdown may be unavoidable

What's going on in China?

13 million people locked down with just a few hours' notice, after 127 COVID cases diagnosed.

What's going on in China?

Economy Min.: 'If we reach a lockdown, it means we didn't act correctly'

'No one is planning a lockdown,' Economy Min. Orna Barbivay promises.

Economy Min.: 'If we reach a lockdown, we didn't act correctly'

Bennett warns of lockdown if vaccination rates don't rise

Internal Security Minister Omer Bar-Lev suggests imposing green pass on people leaving their homes as Omicron strain spreads.

Bennett warns of lockdown if vaccination rates don't rise

Businesses fear lockdown with the spread of Omicron variant

Business owners and the tourist industry worry government won't provide compensation if country goes into lockdown.

Businesses fear lockdown with the spread of Omicron variant

Slovakia enters lockdown amid record COVID cases

After Austria orders lockdown, Slovakia enters its own lockdown on vaccinated and unvaccinated alike as cases rise to record levels.

Slovakia enters lockdown amid record COVID cases

Austria: Tens of thousands march to protest lockdown, vaccine mandate

Nearly 40,000 demonstrators march in Vienna to protest Austrian government's new COVID lockdown, plans to impose vaccine mandate.

Austria: Tens of thousands march against lockdown, vax mandateplayer

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked promises: 'No lockdown over Rosh Hashanah'

Interior Min. Ayelet Shaked promises there won't be a lockdown for Rosh Hashanah. 'We will all celebrate with our families.'

Interior Minister promises: 'No lockdown over Rosh Hashanah'

New Zealand in full lockdown for second week as one case rises to 277

PM Jacinda Ardern insists COVID can be eliminated, even as experts say "COVID-19 is here to stay."

NZ in full lockdown for 2nd week as 1 COVID case rises to 277

Finance Ministry minister: 'We'll help all businesses, go get vaccinated'

Hamad Amar, Minister in the Finance Ministry, says each sector will be personally attended to, unvaccinated teachers should stay home.

'We'll help all businesses, go get vaccinated'

PM Bennett: If we get vaccinated now, we can avoid a lockdown

'It's in arm's reach, but we're not there yet, we're at the peak of the battle at this very moment,' PM Bennett says.

PM Bennett: If we get vaccinated now, we can avoid a lockdownplayer

Israel passes 'threshold' for lockdown

With no lockdown in sight, Israel passes 600-severe-cases lockdown threshold.

Israel passes 'threshold' for lockdown

MK Porush: 'If there is a lockdown, I'll go to synagogue'

Education Ministry failed to adequately prepare for the start of the haredi school year, MK Meir Porush says.

'If there is a lockdown, I'll go to synagogue'

Bennett: We can beat Delta strain, get vaccinated

PM Bennett says lockdown is weapon of last resort against spread of COVID, calls on citizens to get the vaccine to prevent a lockdown.

Bennett: We can beat Delta strain, get vaccinated

New Zealand on lockdown after 1 case of COVID-19

The island nation's Prime Minister said she wanted to ensure her country took measures before things got out of hand.

New Zealand on lockdown after 1 case of COVID-19player

New Zealand locks down over 1 COVID case

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern orders entire country into full 3-day lockdown after first COVID case in 6 months detected.

New Zealand locks down over 1 COVID case

Rambam hospital director: Gov't demanded that we drop standards

Dr. Halbertal describes gov't determination to avoid lockdown at all costs, hospitals ordered to absorb thousands of serious cases.

Rambam hospital director: Gov't demanded that we drop standards

Australia rabbis and Jewish community condemn violations of coronavirus lockdown

An illicit engagement party roils Australian Jews as new COVID-19 outbreak extends lockdown.

Australia rabbis condemn violations of coronavirus lockdown

'We will have a lockdown if serious cases continue to rise'

Health Ministry Director-General Prof. Nachman Ash says third vaccine doses must reduce case numbers this week or there will be a lockdown.

'We will have a lockdown if serious cases continue to rise'

Minister of the Interior Ayelet Shaked: Lockdown - the 'last resort'

Shaked said everything must be done to avoid another lockdown - including vaccinating individuals aged 40 and above.

Shaked: Lockdown - the 'last resort'

Decision on lockdown - one week before holidays

Health Min. official: Israel has approximately two weeks before it must decide whether to impose a lockdown.

Decision on lockdown - one week before holidays

How many Israelis would obey a lockdown?

PM Bennett is pushing vaccinations, epidemiological investigations, in an effort to avoid lockdown, report says.

How many Israelis would obey a lockdown?

Poll: Israelis sharply divided over holiday lockdown

Most Israelis say fourth lockdown would represent failure by government to handle COVID crisis - but plurality back lockdown.

Israelis sharply divided over holiday lockdown

Secret agreement: Silence in exchange for additional staff

The government promised to provide hospitals with additional staff - in exchange for complete silence, no matter what.

Secret agreement: Silence in exchange for additional staff

Minister: Tough COVID restrictions on haredim - but not Arabs

'Get third vaccine to prevent fourth lockdown.' Housing Minister Ze'ev Elkin warns gov't will impose lockdown if it has no choice.

Minister: Tough COVID restrictions on haredim - but not Arabs

Experts warn: Lockdown or forced inoculation

With the Delta variant on the rise, health officials are at odds over measures to slow the spread of the virus.

Experts warn: Lockdown or forced inoculationplayer