Delay In India’s Crypto Bill Justified Due To Its Complexity: Experts

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The delay in India’s cryptocurrency bill is justified, due to its complexityThe delay in India’s cryptocurrency and digital assets legislation is justified because of its complexity and the impact such a decision will have on investors and broader financial markets, said experts.In its current form, the Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill aims … Read more

African countries aim to step up Covid vaccine delivery with 1bn doses due | Global development

With 1bn doses of Covid vaccines expected to arrive in Africa in the coming months, concern has shifted to a global shortage of equipment required to deliver them, such as syringes, as well as insufficient planning in some countries that could create bottlenecks in the rollout.After a troubled start to vaccination programmes on the continent, … Read more

China’s domestic air traffic recovery faltering due to zero-COVID policy

China's domestic air traffic recovery faltering due to zero-COVID policy

A China Eastern Airlines aircraft and Shanghai Airlines aircraft are seen in Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China June 4, 2020. REUTERS/Aly SongRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterTravel rules tightening, consumer confidence weakeningPotential downside risk to Q4 airline loss forecast-HSBC737 MAX return to prove a burden to … Read more

Jefferies cancels parties, travel, sends employees home due to COVID-19

Jefferies cancels parties, travel, sends employees home due to COVID-19

A person rides a bicycle past a mobile coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine clinic during the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 7, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew KellyRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterDec 8 (Reuters) – Jefferies Financial Group (JEF.N) on Wednesday cancelled all client parties and most travel plans … Read more

NHS forecasts 230,000 extra cases of PTSD in England due to Covid | Post-traumatic stress disorder

The NHS is forecasting there will be 230,000 new cases of post-traumatic stress disorder in England as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, official figures show.Covid-19 has increased exposure to events that could cause PTSD, an anxiety disorder triggered by very stressful, frightening or distressing events, according to the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It says … Read more

Tennis Australia annual report shows $100 million loss due to COVID-19 restrictions, player quarantine for Australian Open

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Tennis Australia sustained a net loss of more than $100 million in the 15 months around this year’s delayed — and COVID-19-affected — Australian Open, the body’s 2020-21 annual report showed.Key points:Tennis Australia emptied its cash reserves of $80 million and took a loan of $40 million due to the impact of COVID-19 on the … Read more

Queensland Human Rights Commission flooded with inquiries due to Covid border confusion | Queensland

The Queensland human rights commissioner, Scott McDougall, says the commission has received a spike in inquiries due to confusion over a lack of detail about the state’s Covid border rules.McDougall said that in the past few weeks, since the Queensland government announced its plans to reopen the state border, more than a third of inquiries … Read more

Dutch hospitals postpone chemotherapy, organ transplants due to COVID-19 surge

Dutch hospitals postpone chemotherapy, organ transplants due to COVID-19 surge

Medics treat a patient infected with COVID-19, in the intensive care unit at Maastricht UMC+ Hospital in Maastricht, Netherlands, November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de WouwRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterAMSTERDAM, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Some Dutch hospitals have halted chemotherapy treatments and organ transplants to free up intensive care beds for a … Read more

Ryanair CEO sees fraught year end due to COVID-19 concerns

Ryanair CEO sees fraught year end due to COVID-19 concerns

Ryanair planes at Dublin Airport after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Dublin, Ireland, May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Jason CairnduffRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterDUBLIN, Nov 23 (Reuters) – European airlines are in for a fraught period between now and the end of the year due to renewed COVID-19 concerns that will disrupt … Read more

Waiter almost killed by meningococcal vaccine loses work due to COVID jab exemption

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In 2018 Melbourne man Mason Reed was required to get a meningococcal immunisation for work, but he experienced extremely rare side effects and spent two weeks in a coma.Key points:The 25-year-old has been told by doctors he cannot have a COVID-19 vaccineMr Reed’s employment agency accepted his exemption, but the businesses clients declined to give him workThe … Read more

Wild without GM Bill Guerin, multiple coaches due to COVID-19 protocol

Wild without GM Bill Guerin, multiple coaches due to COVID-19 protocol

The Minnesota Wild will be without two assistant coaches and a video room staffer due to COVID-19 protocol as they begin a three-game road trip Tuesday starting in Vancouver, general manager Bill Guerin said.Guerin said he also was in COVID-19 protocol recently and is not with the team in Vancouver because he tested positive for … Read more

Covid-19: Dannevirke court sitting delayed due to coronavirus scare

Covid-19: Dannevirke court sitting delayed due to coronavirus scare

David Unwin/StuffThe Dannevirke courthouse is not running as it should on Friday due to a Covid-19 scare in the town.The Dannevirke courthouse has not opened for its usual sitting on Friday due to a Covid-19 scare in the town. The courthouse was locked since 8.40am, with people due to appear and lawyers not already in … Read more

Australia cancels men’s and women’s Opens due to COVID-19

Australia cancels men's and women's Opens due to COVID-19

MELBOURNE, Oct 14 (Reuters) – Australia has cancelled its men’s and women’s Open tournaments in a hammer blow for the struggling domestic game as COVID-19 and travel restrictions continue to bite.Organisers had planned a late-January, early-February window for the men’s Australian Open in Sydney after its original November schedule proved untenable.But Golf Australia boss James … Read more

Rich Township High School Moves to Remote Learning Due to COVID Cases – NBC Chicago

Rich Township High School Moves to Remote Learning Due to COVID Cases – NBC Chicago

A suburban high school will transition to remote learning for two weeks after at least two cases of COVID-19 were reported. According to officials at Rich Township High School, in-person instruction will be suspended from Friday through Thursday, Oct. 14. Students will not have classes on Friday, and will resume remote learning on Monday, according … Read more

Tour Down Under’s 2022 race cancelled due to COVID-19 rules

Tour Down Under's 2022 race cancelled due to COVID-19 rules

The Australian Olympic Cycling team trains at the Anna Meares Velodrome, a potential venue for the Track Cycling event for the 2032 Olympic Games bid, in Brisbane, Australia, July 6, 2021. Picture taken July 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jaimi Joy/File PhotoSept 30 (Reuters) – The Tour Down Under in Australia, which was scheduled to take place in … Read more

Pacific nations face ‘lost decade’ due to economic cost of Covid | Pacific islands

Countries in the Pacific risk a “lost decade” following the Covid pandemic, with the region facing its greatest economic contraction in four decades, according to a new report into foreign aid.The latest Lowy Institute Pacific Aid Map, which sets out aid spending and donations to the Pacific Islands region, shows US$2.44bn in foreign aid reached … Read more

Nigeria: Around 20% of workers lost jobs due to COVID-19, stats office says

Nigeria: Around 20% of workers lost jobs due to COVID-19, stats office says

The National Bureau of Statistics and the United Nations Development Program surveyed nearly 3,000 businesses in the formal and informal sectors in Nigeria.In March, the NBS said a third of Nigeria’s workers were out of a job in the fourth quarter of 2020, a situation worsened by the pandemic.”While there have been promising signs of … Read more