A quarter of small businesses across nine countries plan to offer crypto payments -Visa survey

A quarter of small businesses across nine countries plan to offer crypto payments -Visa survey

Representations of virtual cryptocurrencies are seen in this illustration taken November 28, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterJan 12 (Reuters) – Almost a quarter of small businesses in nine countries around the world plan to accept digital currencies as a form of payment in 2022, while 13% of consumers in those … Read more

COVID in Europe: Netherlands closes all non-essential businesses at 5pm

COVID in Europe: Netherlands closes all non-essential businesses at 5pm

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in various parts of Europe as the cold weather has affected the spread of the virus.Countries on the Old Continent are attempting to curb the spike through various means – from a national lockdown in Austria, to limiting access to certain services elsewhere or pushing for an increase … Read more

Non-Covid compliant businesses ‘putting public at risk’

Non-Covid compliant businesses 'putting public at risk'

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath has said businesses in the hospitality industry who do not comply with rules around Covid-19 passes “do not deserve to remain open”. On his way into Cabinet, the minister said that although there has been a “pretty good level of compliance.. those who aren’t are putting the … Read more

Covid-19 NZ: Government to extend vaccine mandates to businesses requiring vaccine certification

Covid-19 NZ: Government to extend vaccine mandates to businesses requiring vaccine certification

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Government will mandate the Covid-19 vaccine for any worker of a business that requires a vaccine certificate at entry. Ardern on Tuesday said the Cabinet had decided to place the mandate on businesses who participate in the vaccine certificate scheme. It meant many restaurants, cafes, gyms, and other “close … Read more

NSW warns businesses against letting in unvaccinated people as Victoria overhauls Covid contact tracing | Health

New South Wales businesses have been warned they will be fined if they provide services to unvaccinated people in the early reopening stages, while Victoria is overhauling contact tracing to keep up with growing case numbers.Victoria recorded 950 new cases of Covid on Wednesday, topping NSW for the second day, which reported 863 cases and … Read more