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Coronavirus lockdown 2.0 deepens divisions in Israel

JERUSALEM — When Israel went into lockdown last spring, Jerusalem pub owner Leon Shvartz moved quickly to save his business — shifting to a delivery and takeaway model that kept…

Alcohol use changed right after COVID-19 lockdown — ScienceDaily

One in four adults reported a change in alcohol use almost immediately after stay-at-home orders were issued, according to a study of twins led by Washington State University researchers. The…

Should England have had a ‘circuit breaker’ national lockdown?

The government’s own scientists recommended implementing a short “circuit breaker” lockdown three weeks ago, it has emerged. The plan was at the top of a shortlist of five coronavirus interventions…

Lights, camera, fashion: Chanel show goes ahead as Paris tightens lockdown

Bruno Pavlovsky is in a good mood. It is Monday evening, and the president of Chanel’s fashion division has just received confirmation from the French government that the house’s catwalk…

Vedanta’s Profit Tumbles as India Lockdown Hurts Output, Demand

(Bloomberg) — Billionaire Anil Agarwal’s Indian commodities conglomerate Vedanta Ltd. posted a 23.5% drop in quarterly profit as one of the world’s strictest lockdowns hit production and demand. © Bloomberg…

Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows — ScienceDaily

Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows. Most people who took part in the research perceived…

Study investigates the influence of lockdown on geodetic measurements — ScienceDaily

Emerging use of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) makes it possible to continuously measure shallow changes in elevation of Earth surface. A study by the University of Bonn now shows…

These 5 funding deals by Hyderabad startups during lockdown show why the city is an emerging hub

Although Bengaluru leads in the startup race when it comes to the number of funding deals – with Bengaluru-based startups having raised $2,436 million in H1 2020 – Hyderabad, the…

Hold Still: UK lockdown caught on camera

image copyrightSarah Leeimage captionJoe and Duke Brooks, captured during lockdown, a few days before their 18th birthday – by Sarah Lee Members of the public were invited to send pictures…

Teen learned to code and made a hit video game all during lockdown

A teenager in India taught himself how to code and created a hit video game — all while sheltering at home during the COVID-19 lockdown. 13-year-old developer Baldeep Ningthoujam has…