Australia treasurer calls for easing Covid curbs despite rising cases

Australia treasurer calls for easing Covid curbs despite rising cases

Patrons dine-in at a bar by the harbour in the wake of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) regulations easing, following an extended lockdown to curb an outbreak, in Sydney, Australia, October 22, 2021. REUTERS/Jaimi Joy/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterCANBERRA, Dec 11 (Reuters) – Australia must loosen COVID-19 restrictions to bolster its economic recovery, … Read more

Belgium tightens curbs, but avoids lockdown as COVID cases peak

Belgium tightens curbs, but avoids lockdown as COVID cases peak

BRUSSELS, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Belgium tightened its coronavirus restrictions for the third consecutive week on Friday to fight one of Europe’s worst spikes of COVID-19 cases, but stopped short of the strict curbs imposed in the neighbouring Netherlands or Austria.”We cannot allow the train of infection that is thundering through our country to continue … Read more

High COVID case count, Omicron prompt S.Korea not to relax curbs

High COVID case count, Omicron prompt S.Korea not to relax curbs

SEOUL, Nov 29 (Reuters) – South Korea said on Monday it has shelved plans to further relax COVID-19 restrictions due to the strain on its healthcare system from rising hospitalisation and death rates, as well as the threat posed by the new Omicron variant.President Moon Jae-in said the crisis had deepened and called for a … Read more

S’pore-based crypto exchange Coinstore enters India despite pending curbs, Banking News & Top Stories

S'pore-based crypto exchange Coinstore enters India despite pending curbs, Banking News & Top Stories

MUMBAI (REUTERS) – Singapore-based virtual currency exchange Coinstore has begun operations in India at a time when the Indian government is preparing legislation to effectively bar most private cryptocurrencies. Coinstore has launched its web and app platform and plans for branches in Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai, which will act as its base in India … Read more

Coronavirus variant fear sparks Africa travel curbs – BBC News

Coronavirus variant fear sparks Africa travel curbs - BBC News

Coronavirus variant fear sparks Africa travel curbs  BBC NewsWHO to assess new highly mutated Covid-19 variant as countries ramp up health checks  The GuardianNew COVID variant found in South Africa, UK enforces new travel bans  CNET UKSouth Africa has found a COVID-19 ‘mutation variant of serious concern’  FortuneBritain alarmed by new COVID-19 variant spreading in South Africa  ReutersView Full coverage … Read more

Oil and euro slip, markets on edge over COVID-19 curbs in Europe

Oil and euro slip, markets on edge over COVID-19 curbs in Europe

A man wearing a protective face mask, following an outbreak of the coronavirus, talks on his mobile phone in front of a screen showing the Nikkei index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterBrent futures drop to seven-week lowAUD nursing losses; EUR held … Read more

Slovakia plans curbs on those unvaccinated for COVID-19 as hospitals fill up

Slovakia plans curbs on those unvaccinated for COVID-19 as hospitals fill up

Customers wait for the opening of a store in the mall, as shops reopen after a lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Trencin, Slovakia, April 19, 2021. REUTERS/Radovan StoklasaPRAGUE, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Slovakia’s hospitals are in a critical situation because of a surge in coronavirus infections and the government will decide on … Read more

Indonesia’s GDP growth set to slow in Q3 as COVID-19 curbs bite

Indonesia's GDP growth set to slow in Q3 as COVID-19 curbs bite

A general view of the city skyline of Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia, August 5, 2021. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana<a href=”reuters://realtime/verb=Open/url=cpurl://apps.cp./Apps/econ-polls?RIC=IDGDP%3DECI poll data”></a>Q3 GDP predicted at 3.76% y/y, vs 7.07% in Q2 (Govt f’cast Q3 growth at 4.5%)Data due on Friday, Nov. 5 at 0200 GMTBENGALURU, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Indonesia’s economic growth is expected … Read more

Japan eases COVID-19 border curbs, trails major partners

Japan eases COVID-19 border curbs, trails major partners

Kimono-clad tourists wearing protective face masks are seen at a temple at Asakusa district, a popular sightseeing spot, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Tokyo, Japan October 13, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato/FilesTOKYO, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Japan confirmed on Tuesday plans to gradually ease COVID-19 border curbs, but fell short of demands by business lobbies … Read more

S.Korea eases curbs in first step toward ‘living with COVID-19’

S.Korea eases curbs in first step toward 'living with COVID-19'

Commuters wearing masks to avoid contracting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walk on a zebra crossing in Seoul, South Korea, September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-JiSEOUL, Oct 29 (Reuters) – South Korea said on Friday it will drop all operating-hour curbs on restaurants and cafes and implement its first vaccine passport for high-risk venues such as gyms, … Read more

South Korea plots course to scrapping COVID curbs by early 2022

South Korea plots course to scrapping COVID curbs by early 2022

A woman skateboards on a shopping street amid tightened social distancing rules due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, July 12, 2021. REUTERS/Heo Ran//File PhotoSEOUL, Oct 25 (Reuters) – South Korea unveiled on Monday a three-phase strategy to get back to normal from the coronavirus with all limits on gatherings and … Read more

Melbourne to ease more COVID curbs as 80% vaccination rate nears

Melbourne to ease more COVID curbs as 80% vaccination rate nears

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks along a deserted city bridge during a lockdown as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders//File Photo/File PhotoMELBOURNE, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Melbourne, the world’s most locked-down city that emerged from its latest … Read more

US public health in crisis as Covid prompts curbs on officials’ powers | US healthcare

More than half of US states have introduced new laws to restrict public health actions, including policies requiring quarantine or isolation and mandating vaccines or masks. Between the new laws and the massive workforce departures during the pandemic, public health in America is now in crisis, experts say.The new restrictions and shortages not only affect … Read more

Singapore extends COVID-19 curbs for a month as cases spike

Singapore extends COVID-19 curbs for a month as cases spike

The seating area at a food centre is cordoned off to restrict dining-in as part of the latest measures to curb the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Singapore July 23, 2021. REUTERS/Caroline ChiaSINGAPORE, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Singapore will extend its social curbs to contain the spread of COVID-19 for around a month in order … Read more

Moscow imposes new COVID curbs as daily deaths break record

Moscow imposes new COVID curbs as daily deaths break record

Medical specialists transport a patient outside a hospital for people infected with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Moscow, Russia October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Tatyana MakeyevaCapital sets 4-month lockdown for unvaccinated over-60sGovernment proposes week-long workplace shutdownCases surges due to slow vaccination campaignRussia pondering more restrictionsMOSCOW, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Moscow’s mayor announced four months of stay-home restrictions … Read more

S.Korea eases coronavirus gathering curbs before switch to ‘living with COVID’

S.Korea eases coronavirus gathering curbs before switch to 'living with COVID'

A woman skateboards on a shopping street amid tightened social distancing rules due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, July 12, 2021. REUTERS/Heo Ran/File PhotoSEOUL, Oct 15 (Reuters) – South Korea said on Friday it would lift stringent anti-coronavirus curbs on social gatherings next week, as the country prepares to switch … Read more

More Covid curbs for non-vaccinated take effect today

ISLAMABAD: The restrictions forewarned by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on the non-vaccinated population, would take effect from Friday (today), such as ban on boarding domestic and international flights, entering the educational institutions and shopping malls. Planning Minister Asad Umar, who heads the NCOC – the nerve centre of the government’s unified anti-Covid … Read more

Vietnam’s biggest city to start lifting COVID-19 curbs to spur business

Vietnam's biggest city to start lifting COVID-19 curbs to spur business

Motorbikes drive past a billboard warning against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after the government eased nationwide lockdown during the outbreak in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, April 25, 2020. REUTERS/Yen DuongJobs available as industry restarts – government99.6% of Vietnam’s COVID-19 cases recorded since MayCrisis centred largely in Ho Chi Minh CityHANOI, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s … Read more

Unrealistic for Covid-19 curbs to go on indefinitely, say two-thirds of S’poreans in survey, Health News & Top Stories

Unrealistic for Covid-19 curbs to go on indefinitely, say two-thirds of S'poreans in survey, Health News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – Close to two-thirds of Singaporeans surveyed believe it is unrealistic for Covid-19 restrictions to go on indefinitely. They are also least willing to put up with measures that impact their social life, such as limits on the size of household gatherings and dining in food and beverage (F&B) establishments, according to an online … Read more

Sydney set to unveil freedom roadmap as more COVID-19 curbs eased

Sydney set to unveil freedom roadmap as more COVID-19 curbs eased

A pedestrian wearing a protective face mask crosses tram lines in the city centre during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia, September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Loren ElliottSYDNEY, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) government plans to unveil its roadmap on Monday for reopening the … Read more

Violent protests against Covid curbs continue in Australian city – Newspaper

Violent protests against Covid curbs continue in Australian city - Newspaper

SYDNEY: Police in Australia’s second largest city of Melbourne arrested more than 200 people after projectiles thrown by protesters injured two officers on Wednesday, the third consecutive day of demonstrations against Covid-19 restrictions. Golf balls, batteries and bottles were among the items thrown at police during the protests held in defiance of stay-at home orders … Read more